Our football match prediction:
Saturday’s football match at the Den pits together Millwall and Barnsley, the two Championship sides, who face each other in the FA Cup round 3. Both teams sit in the danger zone in the Championship standings and, no doubt, they are eager to give fans some cheer. Millwall continue with their habit of struggling on the travels, but they are tough to beat at home and they are definitely capable of beating Barnsley at the Den. In previous five meetings between the two sides the Tykes emerged triumphant, but seeing that the visitors have been totally out of form of late, we predict the capital club will put an end to the negative trend. Paul Heckingbottom’s men are fully focused on securing the Championship survival and they are likely to return home empty-handed from the trip to London. Barnsley recorded a 3-1 win over Millwall when the two teams met in the league earlier this term and, no doubt, the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Shaun Hutchinson):
Shaun Hutchinson is a professional footballer who plays for Milwall as a centre-back. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne (England) on November 23, 1990, he began his youth career at Wallsend Boys Club. In 2007 he moved to Motherwell and he made his first-team debut for the Scottish club on May 16, 2009 against Hamilton Academical. After making 121 appearances in the league for Motherwell, Shaun Hutchinson returned to England in 2014, signing a deal with Championship club Fulham. Hutchinson played no more than 30 games for the Cottagers before joining fellow capital club Millwall on June 21, 2016. He made his debut for the Lions against Peterborough United on August 16, 2016 and he has been playing for the club ever since. Shaun Hutchinson’s main position is centre-back, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. The Millwall defender has a contract with the club which expires on June 30, 2018 and it has to be noted that his preferred foot is left.
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.