Our prediction for this Championship match:
Derby County will look to put an end to their three-game losing run in the Championship when they take on Barnsley at Pride Park on Matchday 36. The Rams are stuck in the relegation zone, but a win over Barnsley will see Wayne Rooney’s troops keep their survival hopes alive. Midfielder Kamil Jozwiak is out of contention with injury, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
The Tykes, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late, but despite recording back-to-back wins over Hull City and Middlesbrough in the previous two league fixtures, they are still sitting in bottom three. Anyhow, both teams to score betting option should be considered as both Derby County and Barnsley will go for a win in Saturday’s clash. As for the visiting team, All Iseka, Adeboyejo, Oduor, and Woodrow remain in the recovery room, but head coach Poya Asbaghi is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated Middlesbrough at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Craig Forsyth):
Craig Forsyth is a left back who is capable of playing as a midfielder as well. The Derby County footballer was born on 24 February, 1989 and he started his youth career at Carlogie Boys Club. Forsyth spent five years in Dundee (2006-2011), but it has to be noted that he played for Montrose and Arbroath (on loan) during his spell at Dens Park.
The Scottish footballer joined Watford in June, 2011 for an undisclosed fee and he did well to score on his debut against Burnley in the opening match of the 2011/2012 Championship campaign. He played 20 games for the Hornets in the 2011/2012 season, but on 19 October, 2012, he was sent on loan to Bradford City.
After ending his loan spell with Bradford, Forsyth signed a loan deal with Derby County on 4 March, 2013 and nine months later he penned a permanent teal with the Rams. The left back made 46 league appearances for Derby County in the 2013/2014 campaign, scoring two goals in the process.
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.