Our prediction for this Championship match:
Thanks to a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield Town moved one step closer to securing the Championship survival. The Terriers quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Bournemouth, and, no doubt, Saturday’s triumph gave them a confidence boost. Even though Campbell has joined the likes of Grant and Schindler in the recovery room, we predict that the relegation-threatened hosts are going to grab something from the midweek clash.
The Tykes, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Coventry City. Barnsley are eager to cement their spot in top six, but they should be happy with one point from the Kirklees Stadium showdown. The likes of Kane, Kitching, and Williams remain in the recovery room, but there are no fresh injury concerns in the away team. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in three of Barnsley’s previous four league fixtures.
Highlighted Player (Alex Pritchard):
Born on the 3rd of May, 1993, Alex Pritchard is a professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Huddersfield Town in the Championship. The English International has represented his nation at the under-20 and under-21 level, making his debut for the latter against Lithuania on the 5th of September, 2014.
The Orsett local began his club career at West ham's academy but later joined the Tottenham Hotspur academy in 2009. After establishing himself in the reserves, Pritchard signed his first professional contract with the club in 2011. However, he only ever made two appearances for the club, spending most of his time out on loan. Pritchard's first professional appearance came on the 2nd of February, 2013, in a 2-2 draw, playing in a Championship game for Peterborough United.
His primary professional goal meanwhile came playing for Swindon Town in August 2013, in a 2-0 league cup win over QPR. Further Loan stints at Brentford and West Brom succeeded his time at Swindon before he finally left spurs permanently to sign for Norwich City in 2016 on a four-year deal. A couple of seasons later, in 2018, Norwich sold the 26-year-old to Huddersfield, where he is currently on a three-and-a-half-year contract.
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.