Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Wigan play host to Barnsley at their DW Stadium in what is expected to be a close League One encounter. The Latics impressed in a 4-0 crushing of Bolton and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. As for the home team, all eyes will be on duo Humphrys – Wyke as their scored a brace each in the last league fixture.
The Tykes, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Peterborough and Oxford United in the previous two league matches. As Barnsley have been struggling at the back of late, we predict that the hosts are going to emerge triumphant in Saturday’s showdown. To make things even worse for the visiting team, defender Mael Durand de Gevigney is unlikely to feature against Wigan after limping off with injury in the defeat to the Yellows.
Highlighted Player (Jason Kerr):
Jason Kerr is a professional footballer who plays for St Johnstone as a defender. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on February 6, 1997, Jason Kerr is a product of the St Johnstone football academy. He started his senior career in 2014, and after ending his loan spells with East Fife and Queen of the South, he returned to the McDiarmid Park outfit in 2018.
He made his debut with the Saints in the Scottish Cup game against Albion Rovers on January 29, 2019. Jason Kerr has six caps with the Scotland U21 team, but he has yet to receive a call-up for the senior team.
He scored his first goal for St Johnstone in a 4-1 defeat to Rangers on February 27, 2018. His primary position on the field is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing good displays as a central midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 15 shirt at St Johnstone.
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.