Our football match prediction:
Bristol City have been impressive in recent warm-up games. Following three consecutive wins over the likes of Yeovil Town, Guimar and Cheltenham Town the Robins recorded a 2-0 win over Twente in their last warm-up game and, no doubt, the hosts are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Barnsley. Bristol City aim to kick off the new campaign in style and we predict that the hosts will go all guns blazing at the Tykes in Saturday’s football match. Barnsley suffered a heavy 4-0 loss to the League One side Rotherham United in their last friendly match and, taking everything into account, we believe that the hosts will pick up all three points from the Ashton Gate Stadium clash. A man to watch in the home team will be summer signing Famara Diedhiou, who scored 8 goals for Angers in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 season.
Highlighted Player (Korey Smith):
After spending his youth career at Norwich City, Korey Smith made his first-team debut for the Canaries in January 2008 in the FA Cup clash against Charlton Athletic. Smith played 67 league games for Norwich City and he scored 4 goals for the club, but in 2013 he signed a two-year deal with Oldham Athletic. The midfielder who was born on 31 January, 1991, scored one goal in 42 appearances for the club in the 2013/2014 campaign and on 27 June, 2014, he joined Bristol City for an undisclosed fee. It has to be noted that he won Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with the Robins in his first season with the team. Korey Smith was born in Hatfield, England and he has two younger sisters, Alice and Harriet. Smith is a defensive midfielder, but he is capable of operating as central midfielder and right back as well. The Bristol City footballer also represented the likes of Barnsley and Yeovil Town (on loan) in the past.
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.