Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Barnsley will look to recover from a 3-1 loss to Exeter when they take on Morecambe in the League One round 39. The Tykes are a real force to be reckoned with at home, with the team eyeing their seventh consecutive at their Oakwell. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but forward Max Watters is pushing for a start.
The Shrimps, meanwhile, are on a seven-game winless run in the English third tier, and given Barnsley’s impressive home record, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the promotion-chasing hosts. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team ahead of the trip to South Yorkshire. In the first half of the season Morecambe defeated Barnsley thanks to Kieran Phillips’ goal, meaning that the hosts are eager to get their revenge on the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Donald Love):
Donald Love is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town as a defender. Love’s main position is right-back, but he is used as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Born in Rochdale, England on December 2, 1994, Donald Love started his youth career at Nortwich Town before joining Manchester United football academy in 2002.
Eleven years later he signed a professional contract with the famous English club and he made his Man Utd debut in a 2-1 loss to Midtjylland in the 2015/2016 Europa League knockout stages. During his spell at Manchester United Donald Love was sent on loan to Wigan Athletic and in the summer of 2016 he joined Sunderland.
After making 27 appearances for the Black Cats in the league, Love moved to fellow League One side Shrewsbury Town. Despite being born in England, Donald Love represents Scotland in international matches. The Shrewsbury Town defender has 5 caps with Scotland U21 team.
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.