Our prediction for this Championship match:
Barnsley will be aiming to bounce back from a heavy 4-0 loss to Bournemouth when they welcome Wycombe Wanderers at their Oakwell on Matchday 17. The Tykes experienced all sorts of problems at the back at the weekend, with the team remaining in the bottom half of the table. Barnsley are eyeing their fourth home win of the season, and it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways in the Championship.
The Chairboys, on the other hand, were on the verge of beating Preston at Deepdale, but the Lilywhites eventually picked up one point from the match thanks to McCarthy’s late own-goal. Wycombe have been struggling on the travels in the 2020/21 season, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Barnsley’s party at Oakwell in the midweek clash.
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 (Wycombe):
Founded back in 1887, Wycombe Wanderers are one of the oldest clubs in the League One. The Chairboys are well known for their sky blue and dark blue shirts, but the colour of their away kit is orange combined with gun-metal gray.
Wycombe Wanderers host their rivals at Adams Park, a small stadium in Sands Industrial Estate which can hold up to 10,137 people. Milton Keynes Dons are seen as the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Buckinghamshire derby. Wycombe Wanderers made it to the FA Cup semis in the 2000/2001, with the team repeating the success in the League Cup six seasons later.
It has to be noted that the Chairboys have two FA Trophy titles (1991, 1993). Legendary midfielder Gareth Ainsworth is considered one of the club’s most famous players. Ainsworth scored 16 goals in 112 league appearances for Wycombe Rovers.