Our prediction for this League 1 match:
St James Park will host Saturday’s League One game between Exeter and Barnsley, the two top-table sides. Exeter aim to put an end to their three-game losing run and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against the Tykes. The Grecians, though, struggled defensively in a 4-1 loss to Charlton Athletic and given Will Aimson’s suspension, home win should not be considered.
Barnsley, on the other hand, produced an excellent display in a 4-0 crushing of Cambridge United and we predict that they will give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend. Barring any fresh injury worries, Neill Collins is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Yellows. In their last meeting in the English third tier Exeter defeated Barnsley 3-1, meaning that the visitors are eager to get their revenge on the home side.
Highlighted Team (Exeter):
Nicknamed the Grecians, Exeter City are a professional football club that welcome their rivals at St. James Park. The stadium was opened in September 1904, and it can hold up to 8,696 spectators. Exeter City play their homes in white jerseys with red stripes, and black shorts, while violet and yellow are the dominant colours of their away kit.
The Grecians made it to the FA Cup quarter-finals on two occasions (1930/31, 1980/81), with the team advancing to the FA Trophy semis in the 2005/06 season. The likes of Harry Gee, Cliff Bastin, Maurice Setters, Dick Pym, Fred Whitlow, Arnold Mitchell, Tony Kellow, Fred Binney, Darran Rowbotham, Lee Sharp, and David Pleat are one of the most notable footballers who played for Exeter City in the past.
Plymouth Argyle, Torquay United, Bristol Rovers, and Yeovil Town are considered the club’s fiercest rivals. The Grecians currently compete in the League Two.