Our football match prediction:
After coming from behind to beat Reading on Tuesday evening, Millwall will be aiming to give their loyal fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Barnsley at The Den. The Lions are determined to secure the Championship survival and, who knows, they could even grab a place in the play-offs. The capital club occupy 12th place in the standings ahead of Saturday’s football match against Barnsley and a win over the Tykes would see them move a little closer to the play-offs berth. Barnsley are on a four-match winless run in the Championship ahead of the trip to London and seeing that the Lions are tough to beat at home, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. You should bear in mind, though, that Barnsley emerged triumphant in each of previous four meetings with Millwall, with the Lions recording their last win over the Tykes back in 2013.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Archer):
Jordan Archer is an English goalkeeper who plays for Millwall in the Championship. Archer started his career in the youth team of Charlton Athletic and he moved to Tottenham Hotspur football academy in 2009. However, he did not see a first-team football at White Hart Lane as he was inmeditely sent on loan to Harrow Bourough (2011). After ending his loan spells with the likes of Bishop’s Storford, Wycombe Wanderers and Northampton he signed a loan deal with Millwall in 2015 and he was soon offered a permanent contract with the capital club. Jordan Archer made 39 appearances for the Lions in the 2016/2017 League One campaign and it has to be noted that he managed to keep 11 clean sheets n the process. Millwall secured promotion to the Championship at the end of the season as they defeated Bradford City in the final of the League One play-offs. Jordan Archer was born in Walthamstow, England on April 12, 1993.
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.