Our prediction for this League 1 match:
There will be fireworks when Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday face each other at Oakwell in the League One derby. The Tykes aim to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive, and seeing that they have two games in hand, Tuesday’s clash is of big importance for Michael Duff’s troops, who defeated Wycombe at the weekend. Serbia midfielder Slobodan Tedic is pushing for a start after sealing the victory at Adams Park, as well as Devante Cole. Max Waters is expected to drop to the bench.
Meanwhile, the Owls are eager to retain top position, but beating Barnsley on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards, and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. As for the visitors, Marvin Johnson could sneak into the starting XI, while Dominic Iorfa is back from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Reece James):
Reece James is a talented Chelsea defender who plays for Wigan Athletic on loan. Born in Redbridge, England on December 8, 1999, James started his youth career at Chelsea football academy at the age of 6. The talented teenager played for England U18 and U19 teams and he currently represents the U20 team on the international stage.
Reece James scored 3 goals in 45 appearances for Wigan in the 2018/2019 Championship campaign, but that did not help the Latics avoid relegation to the League One. His numbers from the 2018/2019 season are impressive as he completed 91 successful tackles, 54 blocks, 44 successful dribbles and 93 clearances.
James, on the other hand, has yet to find the net for the England U20 national team. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Reece James turned professional in March 2017.
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.