Our prediction for this Championship match:
Barnsley will be aiming to register their first win of the season when they welcome Coventry City at their Oakwell on Saturday afternoon. The Tykes are eager to make amends for back-to-back losses to Luton (0-1) and Reading (0-2), and they will not have a better chance than this to give fans some cheer. You should bear in mind, though, that both defenders Michal Helik and Mads Juel Andersen are both sidelined through suspension.
The Sky Blues, on the other hand, proved their worth in a 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers. Coventry City continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, but seeing that the hosts head into the match with a severely-weakened squad, share of spoils is on the cards. Mark Robins has a number of injury worries as well, but the players that sit in the recovery room were not sorely missed in the 3-2 victory over QPR.
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 (Coventry):
Nicknamed the Sky Blues, Coventry City are an English football club that compete in the League One. Coventry City, who were founded on August 13, 1883 as Singers FC, wear sky blue kit when playing on home soil, whilst their away colour is white.
Aston Villa and Leicester City are considered the club’s main rivals, but they have rivalry with fellow West Midlands clubs Wallsall and Burton Albion as well. Coventry City have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to go all the way in the FA Cup in the 1986/1987 season, with the team beat Charlton Athletic in the two-legged final. They share stadium with Birmingham City, with both clubs playing their home games at St. Andrew’s Stadium.
Built in December, 1906, St. Andrew’s Stadium can hold up to 29,409 spectators. Dion Dublin is one of the most famous Coventry City players, with the legendary centre-forward scoring 61 goals in 145 appearances for the club in the league.