Our prediction for this Championship match:
Barnsley and Derby County take on each other at Oakwell in what is expected to be a close encounter. The Tykes aim to put an end to their four-game winless run in the Championship, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Rams. The likes of Halme, Kitching, and Williams are all out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
Derby County, on the other hand, suffered a heavy 3-0 loss at Rotherham on Wednesday evening, with the team remaining in the danger zone. Wayne Rooney’s troops are eager to move away from the bottom three, and we are positive that they will go for a win in Saturday’s football match. Even though the likes of Bielik, Davies, Lawrence, and Stretton have been struggling with injuries of late, both teams to score betting option should be considered.
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 (Derby):
Derby County is 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.