Our football match prediction:
Barnsley will be aiming to put an end to their four-game losing run in the Championship when they face Derby County at their Oakwell Stadium on Matchday 21. The Tykes have been slipping down the standings week by week and, as a result, they sit in the danger zone in standings ahead of Saturday’s football match. Coach Paul Heckingbottom is under big pressure at the moment and, no doubt, his men will leave their hearts on the field in order to help him keep the job. The Rams, on the other hand, recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Burton Albion at the weekend and thanks to the triumph they retained their spot in top six. Derby County have been in a much better form of late than Barnsley and we predict the visitors, who are eager to return to the Premier League, will emerge triumphant in Saturday’s clash at Oakwell Stadium.
Highligted Player (Andy Yiadom):
Andy Yiadom was born in Holloway, London, but he began his career in the youth team of Watford. After spending two years at the Watford football academy, the pacey full-back (winger) joined Hayes & Yeading United and he scored only one goal in 36 appearances in the league for the club. At the end of the 2010/2011 campaign Yiadom moved to Braintree Town and after scoring seven goals in 27 appearances for the Iron he signed a contract with Barnet. The 180-cm-tall footballer played for Barnet from 2012 to 2016 and he scored 14 goals in 169 appearances for the Bees. Andy Yiadom then decided to take a step forward in his career as he moved to Championship side Barnsley. The English footballer played 32 games in the league for the Tykes last season and he provided three assists for his teammates, while receiving four yellow cards. His main position is full-back (right-back), but he is capable of playing on the left flank as well.
Highlighted Team (Derby County):
Derby County are one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. However, nowadays the Rams compete in the Championship and they play their home matches at Pride Park Stadium. Derby County have won the two trophies in the English top flight (1971/1972, 1974/1975), with the team lifting the FA Cup trophy just after the World War II (1946). Derby’s main rivals are Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United, but the rivalry between Forest and Derby is regarded as the biggest one. The two teams take on each other in the East Midlands derby. The colour of Derby’s shirts is white, whilst their shorts are black. It has to be noted that the club was founded in 1884 by William Morley. The Rams competed in the European competitions four times, but they did not record a notable result in the European Cups. The club’s chairman is Mel Morris.