Our football match prediction:
Cardiff City Stadium will host Saturday’s football match between Cardiff City and Barnsley. The Bluebirds came from behind to beat Wolverhampton in the relegation six-pointer in midweek and that certainly helped the team regain a much-needed confidence. The Welsh outfit aim to escape the danger zone in the Championship standings and seeing that they are just three points clear of bottom three, Saturday’s game against Barnsley is of big importance for the hosts. The 2016/2017 Championship campaign has been a mixed bag for the Tykes so far and they are sitting in the middle of the table ahead of the trip to Wales. Barnsley were not capable of matching Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough Stadium on Tuesday evening, but we predict that the visitors are going to grab something from the Cardiff City Stadium clash. Taking everything into account, both teams should be happy with one point from the match.
Highlighted Player (Lex Immers):
Lex Immers is a Dutch footballer who was born in Hague, on 8 June, 1996. During his youth career he played for the likes of LENS, DSO, Vredenburch and ADO Den Haag. The midfielder, who is capable of playing up front as well, made his senior debut on 24 August, 2007. After spending five years at Den Haag, he moved to Feyenoord on 5 June, 2012 for a fee of €1m. In 2016 he was sent on loan to Cardiff City and it has to be noted that he scored 5 goals in 15 appearances in the Championship for the Welsh outfit. As a result, Cardiff City chiefs decided to sign a permanent deal with the Dutch footballer and his contract with the Bluebirds expires in 2018. On 2 March, 2011 Lens Immers offended Ajax supporters and that incident certainly marked his career. The attacker was fined by Den Haag chiefs for his behaviour back then. Anyhow, Immers has clearly enjoyed playing for Den Haag as witnessed by a tattoo of a stork, which is the symbol of the town.
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.