Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Barnsley will be aiming to recover from a 2-1 loss to Burton when they take on Shrewsbury in the League One round 41. The Tykes do not want to give up on their automatic promotion dream, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Shrews, who have little to play for in the season finale. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of Monday’s encounter.
Meanwhile, the visitors have yet to recover from an embarrassing 6-0 loss to Charlton, with the team suffering a 3-0 defeat to Peterborough on Friday. Since this has to go down as a must-win game for Barnsley, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the match. The good news for the visiting side, though, is that Tom Flanagan is back to the starting XI after serving his ban against the Posh.
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.