Our prediction for this Championship match:
Wednesday’s football game at Oakwell pits together Barnsley and Cardiff City, the two mid-table sides. Barnsley aim to put an end to their three-game losing run in the Championship, and it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. The Tykes will be without Bahre, Halme, Kitching, Benjamin and Jordan Williams in the midweek clash. The Bluebirds, on the other hand, suffered a loss in each of their previous five league fixtures, with the team losing to Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.
Since Cardiff City are not regarded as good travellers, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Tykes. Midfielder Marlon Pack returns from suspension, while Bamba, Osei-Tutu, Tomlin, and Vassell are all likely to miss the game with injuries. It has to be noted that Barnsley are eyeing their first win over Cardiff since December 2016.
Highlighted Player (Patrick Schmidt):
Patrick Schmidt is an Austria international who plays for Championship club Barnsley as a forward. Born in Eisenstadt, Austria on July 22, 1998 Schmidt began his senior career at Admira Wacker. After making 46 appearances for Admira Wacker II, the 179-cm tall striker started playing for the first-team in the 2016/2017 Austrian Bundesliga season.
Three years later Patrick Schmidt decided to take a step forward in his football career as he signed a four-year deal with Barnsley. The full-of-pace forward scored eight goals in the 2018/2019 season for Admira and he is widely expected to shine with the Tykes in the 2019/2020 Championship campaign. It has to be noted that Schmidt played for Austria U16, U17, U18 and U19 teams.
The Barnsley attacker currently represents Austria U21 team in international matches. His main position is centre-forward, but he is used as both left and right winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Cardiff):
Cardiff City are a Welsh football club that compete in the English second tier (Championship). In 2009 they moved from Ninian Park to Cardiff City Stadium, the venue that officially holds 33,280 spectators.
The Bluebirds played their first ever Premier League match on 18 August, 2013, but they were beaten by West Ham United (0-2) on their debut in the English top flight. However, a week later Fraizer Campbell (two goals) and Aron Gunnarson helped Cardiff City record their first ever win in the Premier League.
The Bluebirds outplayed Manchester City back then, but they eventually dropped to the Championship at the end of the season. Fellow Welsh outfit Swansea City are considered Cardiff’s fiercest rivals and the two teams take on each other in the South Wales derby.
The colour of Cardiff City’s home kit is blue, whilst they wear red shirts and shorts when playing on the travels.