Our prediction for this Championship match:
West Browmich Albion will look to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Reading when they take on Barnsley in the last round of the season. The Baggies failed to secure a top-six finish, and, no doubt, they will give 100% to give fans something to cheer about on Saturday. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, while all Alex Mowatt, Sam Johnstone, Daryl Dike, and Kean Bryan remain in treatment room.
The Tykes, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom of the table. Barnsley will compete in League One next term, and given their four-game losing run, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the Baggies. Romal Palmer suffered an injury in a 3-1 loss to Preston at the weekend, while both Michal Helik and Aapo Halme are unlikely to be risked.
Highlighted Player (Callum Robinson):
Born in Northampton, Callum Robinson started his career at Aston Villa. Having gone through the youth ranks with the Villans, Robinson was given his first-team debut in 2013. As a product of the Aston Villa academy, Robinson unfortunately never got a chance to prove his worth at the club and ended up playing no less than 4 league appearances during his three-year stay at Villa Park.
Various loan spells – at Preston North End on two occasions and Bristol City – brought mixed fortunes for the striker up until 2016 when he sealed a permanent move with the Lillywhites. Robinson represented England at U16, U17, U19 and U20 levels but raised plenty of eyebrows when he declared for the Republic of Ireland in March 2018 through his late grandmother who was from Monaghan.
The striker made his senior team breakthrough in Republic of Ireland’s 2-2 draw with Celtic in Scott Brown’s testimonial match and will be hoping to prove doubters wrong and prove his motive is bigger than career opportunism.
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.