Our prediction for this Championship match:
Out-of-sorts Barnsley will be aiming to put an end to their five-game losing run in the Championship when they take on Brentford at Griffin Park on Saturday afternoon. The Tykes are low on confidence ahead of Matchday 22 and they have been struggling at the back of late. Barnsley conceded exactly three goals in each of their last three league games and we do not believe that they are capable of grabbing something from Saturday’s football match. The 2017/2018 Championship campaign has been a mixed bag for the Bees so far, but they are still in the race for a place in the play-offs. Brentford are ten points behind top six in the standings, meaning that Saturday’s game against Paul Heckingbottom’s men is of big importance for the hosts. The Bees defeated Fulham in their last home game in the English second tier and we predict they will give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend.
Highlighted Player (Josh McEachran):
Josh McEachran is a professional football player who was born on 1 March, 1993. The English footballer plays as central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both attacking and defensive midfielder as well. McEachran is a product of Chelsea youth school, but he made no more than 11 appearances for the senior squad at Stamford Bridge. After spending several seasons on loan at Swansea City, Middlesbrough, Watford, Wigan and Vitesse, he signed a four-year deal with Brentford on 10 July 2015 for an undisclosed fee. Just 15 days later he suffered a fractured foot and, as a result, he was out of contention for three months. McEachran made his Brentford debut on 15 December in a 2-1 win over Reading and he went on to make 14 appearances for the Bees in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign. Josh was born in Kirtlington, Oxfordshire, England, but his parents are Scottish. The Brentford midfielder was in a relationship with English actress Brooke Vincent.
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.