Our football match prediction:
Leeds United failed to extend their winning run to four games in midweek, with the team losing to Bristol City at Ashton Gate Stadium. The Whites, though, seem to be at the top of their game at the moment and they are regarded as favourites to win Saturday’s football match against Barnsley. Leeds are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that a win over the Tykes would see them move a little closer to the play-offs berth, we predict that the hosts will leave their hearts on the field in Tuesday’s football match. Barnsley suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Reading and Brighton, while sharing the spoils with Aston Villa in midweek and, taking everything into account, the visitors are likely to return home empty-handed. When the two teams met at Oakwell Stadium last time out Leeds United recorded a 1-0 win over Barnsley, with Ross McCormack scoring the winner for the Whites.
Highligted Player (Sol Bamba):
Souleymane “Sol” Bamba is an Ivory Coast international who plays for Leeds United in the Championship. The defender spent five years in PSG youth school (1999-2004) and he made no more than one league appearance for the first team. In July 2006 he signed for Scottish team Dunfermline and after spending two years at East End Park, he moved to fellow Scottish Premier League club Hibernian in 2008. Sol Bamba played as a centre back for the Hibs and he was producing brilliant performances with the Easter Road outfit. The Ivory Coast defender used to play for the likes of Leicester City, Trabzonspor and Palermo in the past as well and on 24 June, 2015 he signed a permanent deal with Leeds United. Bamba made his Ivory Coast debut in 2008 in a friendly game against Israel. Over the years he has established himself as Ivory Coast first-team regular, but he was surprisingly omitted from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Ivory Coast squad. Bamba is a 190-cm-tall centre back and he is well known for his aerial skills and brilliant tackles.
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.