Our prediction for this Championship match:
Wycombe will be aiming to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Preston when they take on Barnsley on Wednesday evening. The Chairboys picked up vital three points from their last league fixture, with the team keeping their survival hopes alive, but they are still nine points behind the safe zone. Jordan Orbita is out of contention through injury, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Tykes, on the other hand, aim to retain their spot in top six. Barnsley did well to beat Bournemouth 3-2 in their last league match, and they are seen as favourites to win the midweek clash as well. Even though Liam Kitching and Ben Williams remain in the recovery room, away win should be considered as Barnsley are more of a team than Wycombe. In the first half of the season the Tykes defeated the Chairboys 2-1.
Highlighted Player (Jason McCarthy):
Jason McCarthy is a product of the famous Southampton youth academy. McCarthy started his youth career in his hometown club back in 2002 and he made his senior debut with the Saints in the Premier League on December 26, 2014, coming as a substitute for Nathaniel Clyne in a 3-1 away victory at Crystal Palace.
After spending a couple of seasons on loan at Wycombe Wanderers and Walsall, the English defender signed a three-year deal with Barnsley in the summer of 2017 for an undisclosed fee. Jason McCarthy was struggling to secure a first-team football at the Oakwell stadium outfit and, as a result, he returned to Wycombe Wanderers on August 9, 2018, penning a three-year contract with the League One side.
His preferred foot is right, his main position centre-back, but he is used as a right-back as well. Jason McCarthy was born in Southampton on November 7, 1995.
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.