Our football match prediction:
As expected, Bolton Wanderers were outplayed by Wolverhampton at Molineux Stadium at the weekend and it has to be emphasized that the Wolves put an end to Bolton’s seven-game unbeaten run in the Championship. The Trotters aim to return to winning ways and a win over Barnsley at their Macron Stadium could see them escape the relegation zone. The newcomers are likely to leave their hearts on the field in Saturday’s football match and we believe they will give fans some cheer this weekend. The Tykes, on the other hand, sit in the danger zone in the Championship standings at the moment, but they should be happy with one point from the Macron Stadium clash. Bolton are on a four-game unbeaten run and, taking everything into account, there is a certain value in betting on the hosts. Will Buckley is pushing for a start for the hosts after he scored a consolation goal for the Trotters in the 5-1 loss to Wolverhampton.
Highlighted Player (Sammy Ameobi):
Sammy Ameobi is the younger brother of a famoust Newcastle United player Shola. Sammy is a product of Newcastle United football academy as well and he scored two goals in 56 appearances for the first team. The pacey attacker played for the likes of Middlesbrough, Cardiff City and Bolton Wanderers on loan in the past before signing a permanent deal with the Trotters on July 14, 2017. Sammy Ameobi was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on May 1, 1992, but he has two caps for Nigeria U20 team. The left-footed footballer played for the England U21 team as well, but he has yet to make his senior debut for the Three Lions. Ameobi’s main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of playing as a winger as well. Sammy Ameobi made his Bolton debut on September 3, 2016 against Southend and it has to be noted that he scored two goals in 20 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 League One campaign. At the end of the season Bolton were promoted to the Championship.
Highlighted Team (Barnsley):
Barnsley are an English club nicknamed the Tykes. The club was founded in 1887 and it has to be noted that they spend more seasons in the Championship than any other club in the history. The Tykes played in the Sheffield and District League from 1890, but in 1895 they were part of the Midland League. Barnsley play their home games at Oakwell, the stadium that was built in 1887. The capacity of the stadium is 23,009 and it was opened back in 1888, just one year after the club’s foundation. The Tykes made it to the FA Cup final in 1910, but Newcastle United proved to be a big catch for the Oakwell outfit in the title game. Nonetheless, Barnsley won the FA Cup trophy in 1912 and that is considered the club’s biggest success. Barnsley defeated West Bromwich Albion in the two-legged tie (0-0, 1-0) to clinch the prestigious trophy for the first and only time in their history.