Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Oakwell will host a postponed League One game between Barnsley and Carlisle United, the two teams with entirely different ambitions for the remainder of the season. The Tykes are eager to book their place in the playoffs, while Carlisle’s main goal is to secure yet another League One survival. With no fresh injury worries to report, Neill Collins is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated Bristol Rovers at the weekend.
The Cumbrians, on the other hand, failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to Exeter and Oxford United, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on the home side. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team ahead of the midweek clash. In their last meeting in a competitive match (EFL Cup), back in 2019, Carlisle defeated Barnsley 3-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
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.