Our match prediction:
Huddersfield Town did remarkably well to shock Newcastle United at St. James’ Park at the weekend and, to make things even better for the fans, the Terriers managed to pick up one point from Tuesday’s football game against Aston Villa. Michael Hefele spoiled Villa’s party at Villa Park as he scored a late equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Roberto Di Matteo’s charges. Huddersfield are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Barnsley, but Saturday’s match will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. The Tykes suffered a 4-2 loss to Ipswich Town in their first away game of the season and we do not believe that they are capable of upsetting Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium. You should bear in mind that the Terriers rolled over Barnsley in their last meeting in Huddersfield (5-0). However, we predict that the David Wagner’s men are going to record a hard-fought win over the Tykes this time out.
Highligted Player (Tommy Smith):
Tommy Smith is an English player who was born in Warrington on 14 April, 1992. The defender plays for Huddersfield Town, but he used to play for the likes of Manchester City and Tranmere Rovers during his youth career as well. His main position is right back and it is no surprise he has yet to score for the Terriers, speaking of league games. The defender, though, found scored his first goal for the Terries in the 5-2 FA Cup loss to Reading on 19 January, 2016. Tommy Smith made his Huddersfield Town debut on 31 August, 2013 in a 2-1 loss to Barnsley and he has been playing for the John Smith’s Stadium outfit ever since. He has been struggling with injuries during his professional career and on 31 January, 2015 he was airlifted to hospital with head trauma following a colliding with Joe Murphy, the Huddersfield Town shoot-stopper. Tommy Smith has yet to play for the England national team.
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.