Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
There will be fireworks when Barnsley and Nottingham Forest face each other at Oakwell in the Carabao Cup round 1. Thanks to a historical 2-1 win at Brentford on the last day of the 2019/20 season, Barnsley secured the Championship survival, and, no doubt, the hosts are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Forest. The Tykes did well to beat the Reds at home in July, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the EFL Cup clash.
Against all odds, Nottingham Forest failed to book their place in the Championship playoffs in the last season finale. The Reds are eyeing a top-six finish once again, and, no doubt, they will be fully focused on the league games in the upcoming season. Since Barnsley are tough to beat at home, we believe that punters can find value in betting on Gerhard Struber’s men.
Highlighted Player (Dimitri Kevin Cavaré):
Born in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, Dimitri Kevin Cavare is a right-footed footballer who plays for Barnsley as a defender. Cavare spent his youth career at the likes of AS Nenuphars, Cactus Sainte Anne, CS Moulien and Lens and he continued playing for the Blood and Gold at senior level.
The pacey right-back made 21 appearances for Lens before signing a contract with Rennes in the winter of 2015. However, due to the lack of first-team football, Dimitri Cavare decided to leave the club, joining Championship side Barnsley in August 2017.
The Guadeloupe international has been playing for the Tykes ever since and it has to be noted that he scored 2 goals, while providing 5 assists for his teammates in 41 appearances for the club in the 2018/2019 League One season. Speaking of his international career, Cavare made his Guadalupe debut in a friendly against French Guiana on August 6, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Nottingham Forest):
Nottingham Forest, the club that are often referred to as Forest, were formed in 1865. They have been playing their home games at the City Ground since 1898 and the capacity of the stadium is 30,445. Nottingham Forest are regarded as one of the greatest English clubs as they won the European Cup on two occasions. In 1979 Forest outplayed Malmo (1-0) at the Olympiastadion in Munich in the final of the elite competition, with the team beating Hamburg in 1980 in the title game at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (1-0).
Nottingham Forest won the national championship in the 1977/1978 season, with the team finishing the campaign seven points clear of second-placed Liverpool. To make things even better for the fans, the City Ground outfit clinched the FA Cup trophies in 1898 and 1959. Derby County are regarded as Forest’s bitterest rivals and the two local rivals contest in the East Midlands derby. In their first ever meeting in the local derby Forest recorded a 3-2 win over Derby County.