Our football match prediction:
Thanks to a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough, Leeds United put an end to their four-game losing run in the Championship and, no doubt, they managed to keep their hopes of securing automatic promotion to the Premier League alive. The Whites aim to build on the victory, but Saturday’s football match against Barnsley will be anything but a walk in the park for the visitors. The Tykes suffered a 1-0 loss to Cardiff City in a midweek fixture and, as a result, they dropped to 17th place in the standings. Leeds United are more of a team than Barnsley and seeing that the Whites have already recorded four wins on the road in the 2017/2018 Champions campaign, we predict that Thomas Christiansen’s men are going to pick up all three points from the match. A man to watch in the away team will be Spanish winger Pablo Hernandez, who found the net in the 2-1 win over Boro.
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 (Leeds United):
Leeds United are one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites. Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash. The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.