Our prediction for this Championship match:
Buoyed by yet another routine win at Swansea, Fulham will look to cement top position in the standings when they face Barnsley at Oakwell. Aleksandar Mitrovic continues to impress in the 2021/2022 Championship season, and we are positive that the Serbia international will pose a big threat for the opposition back-line. Terence Kongolo remains in the recovery room, while Tom Cairney should recover in time to face the Tykes.
Barnsley, on the other hand, played out a 1-1 draw with Stoke City in their last league match. The relegation strugglers are eager to move closer to the safe zone, but given Fulham’s attacking potential, we do not believe that the hosts are capable of grabbing something from the match. The likes of Aaron Leya Iseka, Victor Adeboyejo, and Cauley Woodrow are all out of contention with injuries, speaking of the home side.
Highlighted Player (Tom Cairney):
Tom Cairney is a professional footballer who plays for Fulham. His main position is central midfielder, but he plays as an attacking midfielder and a right midfielder as well. The left-footed player was born in Nottingham, England on 20 January, 1991 and he started his youth career at Leeds United.
In 2007 he moved to Hull City and he was named Hull’s Young Player of the Year for the 2008/2009 campaign. After making 70 league appearances for the Tigers he joined Blackburn Rovers on 1 August, 2013 on loan and on 2 January, 2014 he signed a permanent deal with the Riversiders. At the end of the 2014/2015 Championship campaign he joined Fulham.
Tom Cairney’s father is Scottish and, as a result, the Fulham footballer decided to represent Scotland on the international stage. Cairney has 2 caps for Scotland U-21 and he made 6 appearances for Scotland U-21 team. It has to be noted that he suffered a serious injury in August 2012. The injury forced him to be out of contention for over three months.
Highlighted Team (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Premier League. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition, but managed to return in season 2018/2019.
Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight.
Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League.
The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.