Our prediction for this Championship match:
Barnsley will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday when they host Charlton Athletic at their Oakwell stadium on Matchday 3. The Tykes failed to impress in the Hillsborough Stadium clash, but the fact that they outplayed promotion-chasing Fulham at home in their opener is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Saturday’s football match.
Barnsley produce much better showings at home than on the travels, but they will have a big fish to fry in the clash against Charlton, who aim to keep their 100% record in the 2019/2020 Championship season intact. Following a 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers, the Red Robins outplayed Stoke City 3-1 in their second game of the season, meaning that they are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to South Yorkshire. However, seeing that Barnsley are tough to beat at home, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw.
Highlighted Player (Adam Davies):
Adam Davis is a German-born footballer who plays for Championship side Barnsley as a goalkeeper. The 185-cm-tall shoot-stopper began his youth career at Everton and in 2012 he signed a contract with Sheffield Wednesday. However, he never managed to make a first-team appearance for the Owls. Due to the lack of first team action, he decided to leave the club in 2014.
Adam Davies, who was born in Rinteln, Germany on 17 July, 1992, moved to Barnsley on 13 June, 2014. He made his debut for the club against Crawley Town in the opening match of the 2014/2015 campaign and he quickly established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper. His contract with Barnsley expires on 30 June, 2017, but the deal could be extended for a further year.
Adam Davies conceded 82 goals, while keeping 26 clean sheets in 74 appearances for Barnsley in all competitions. During his spell at Everton U23 he managed to keep eight clean sheets in 22 appearances for the club.
Highlighted Team (Charlton):
Charlton Athletic are yet another capital club that will compete in the 2019/2020 Championship season. Founded back in 1905, the Red Robins welcome their opponents at the Valley, the stadium which can hold up to 28,111 spectators. Charlton Athletic wear red shirts and white shorts when playing on home soil, whereas black is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Winning of the 1946/1947 FA Cup trophy is considered the club’s biggest success. The Red Robins defeated Burnley 1-0 in the title game, with Chris Duffy scoring the winner for Jimmy Seed’s charges in extra-time.
Fellow capital clubs Crystal Palace and Millwall are regarded as Charlton’s fiercest rivals, whilst Samuel Bartram, who made 579 appearances for the club is one of the most famous footballers who played for the Valley outfit. The club based in London will compete in the English second tier in the 2019/2020 season following a three-year absence.