Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Adams Park will host Saturday’s football game between Wycombe and Barnsley, the two top-table sides. The Chairboys aim to build on a 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers, and a victory over Barnsley could see them climb to the playoffs berth. Fit-again midfielder Josh Scowen should keep his place in the starting XI, as well as centre-forward Brandon Hanlan, who managed to find the net in the midweek triumph.
The Tykes, on the other hand, proved their worth in a 3-0 win over Plymouth, but beating Wycombe on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Michael Duff is unlikely to make changes to the team that outplayed the Pilgrims at the weekend. In the first half of the season Wycombe outplayed Barnsley 3-0, but the share of spoils is on the cards this time out.
Highlighted Player (Sam Vokes):
Sam Vokes began his professional career at Bournemouth and after scoring 16 goals in 54 appearances for the Cherries, he moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2008. He signed a four-year deal contract with the Wolves, but was quickly sent on loan to Leeds United. After spending enjoying loan stints with Bristol City, Sheffield United, Norwich City, Burnley and Brighton, he signed a permanent contract with the Clarets for a fee of £350k.
Sam Vokes impressed in the 2013/2014 Championship campaign, with the Wales international scoring 20 goals in the process. He was struggling with injuries in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign and, as a result, he failed to find the net for Burnley in 15 appearances in the English top flight. Vokes found his best form in the 2015/2016 season and thanks to his 15 goals the Clarets returned to the English elite division.
Sam Vokes was born and raised in England, but his grandfather was born in Wales and, as a result, he made his debut for the Dragons on 28 May, 2008 in a 1-0 win over Iceland. Vokes helped Wales reach the Euro 2016 semi-finals, scoring in the 3-1 quarter-final win over Belgium.
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.