Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by a 3-1 win over Reading, Barnsley will be aiming to climb to the playoffs berth when they face Charlton on Saturday afternoon. The Tykes have been in a fine form of late and, as a result, the odds for home win are dropping. Nicky Cadden limped off with injury in the midweek clash, with fellow midfielder Callym Styles likely to step up.
The Red Robins, on the other hand, dropped two points in a 2-2 draw with Cambridge United at the weekend. As the capital club have recorded only one win on the road this term, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the round 22 clash. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team ahead of the trip to South Yorkshire. You should bear in mind that both teams managed to find the net in four of their last five meetings in all competitions.
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.