Our prediction for this Championship match:
Following a hard-fought win over Birmingham City Fulham suffered a shocking 1-0 loss to Sunderland in their last league fixture. The Cottagers have been struggling to find their best form in the first half of the season, but the club chiefs obviously have faith in Serbian tactician Slavisa Jokanovic. The capital club are eight points behind the play-offs berth ahead of Saturday’s football match against Barnsley and we predict they will go all guns blazing at the Tykes. The relegation strugglers are on a seven-game winless run in the Championship and seeing that Fulham have turned their Craven Cottage into a real fortress, we predict the hosts will return to winning ways on Matchday 23. In their last meeting in London the Cottagers defeated the Tykes 2-0, with Chris Martin and Scott Malone scoring for the capital club and, taking everything into account, home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Tim Ream):
After ending his college career at Saint Louis Billikens, Timothy Ream began playing for Chicago Fire at senior level. Speaking of his professional debut, the American footballer played the full 90 mins in New York Red Bulls’ opening match of the 2010 MLS season. On September 11, 2010 Tim Ream scored his first MLS goal in a 3-1 victory over Colorado Rapids. The USA defender made 58 appearances in the league for the Red Bulls and in 2012 he moved to Europa to sign a contract with Bolton Wanderers. Tim Ream signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the club and he made his debut for Bolton in a 2-0 FA Cup win over Millwall on February 18, 2012. In 2015 Ream moved to Fulham and he has been playing for the capital club ever since. The footballer, who wears No. 13 on his shirt at Fulham, made his debut for the USA national soccer team on November 17, 2010, in a 1-0 victory over South Africa.
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.