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Prediction: Barnsley vs Coventry City – Football Predictions

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Barnsley welcome Coventry City to Oakwell on Saturday afternoon for their first home game of the 2021-22 championship season.

Both teams go into this game after suffering the league cup against opponents from the lower division in the first round.


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Barnsley was unable to follow an encouraging 1-1 draw at Cardiff City in their first League Cup promotion as they lost 4-5 on penalties to League One team Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday.

After a goalless tie between the two teams within 90 minutes, the game had to be decided by penalty shoot-out. At 4-4, Devante Cole was the last man to appear for the Tykes, but had previously saved his penalty Josh Sheehan smashed into Boltons fifth to send them to the next round.

New Barnsley boss Markus Schopp admitted losing on penalties was “the worst way to go out” and believes his team needs to be more clinical in front of goal.

Without a former manager Valerien Ishmael‘Barnsley may face a difficult task in repeating their impressive fifth place finish last season, although they can at least take their confidence in their Cardiff draw last weekend.

Schopp, who replaced Ismael this summer, will have a returning full house at Oakwell on Saturday, which should give his players a much-needed boost. However, the Austrian is hoping to be more successful on his home debut this time after losing his two previous ones at a new club.

The Tykes also have a poor record against Coventry, having won just two of their last 10 games against them. However, considering Barnsley finished 23 points and 11 places ahead of the Sky Blues last season, they will envision their chances of opening their account for the new season this weekend.

Coventry City manager Mark Robins pictured on August 8, 2021

Like Barnsley, Coventry fell at the first hurdle in the League Cup and lost 2-1 on Tuesday on home soil against League One Northampton Town.

The Sky Blues prevailed early on Tyler Walker, but the guests were able to play with a brace of two Kion Etete judged Mark RobinsDefeat ‘s men.

Just three days earlier, on the championship opening weekend, Coventry magically returned to their home ground for the first time in nearly two and a half years when they beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 Kyle McFadzean scored a winner in the 96th minute.

With the Sky Blues kicks off at Oakwell on Saturday, Robins will be keen to see his team recover from their League Cup loss and improve on his poor walk home as well. Coventry won two of the last three away games in the league in the 2020/21 season, but that was as many as in the last 20 away games.

Coventry took four points against Barnsley last season and they will be confident of scoring more points this weekend.

Form of the Barnsley Championship:
  • D.

Barnsley form (all competitions):
  • D.
  • L.
Coventry City Championship form:
  • W.

Coventry City form (all competitions):
  • W.
  • L.


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Barnsley's Callum Brittain in action with Swansea City's Jamal Lowe in the Championship Playoffs on May 17, 2021

Barnsley made eight changes to their starting line-up mid-week and any players who have dropped out will fight to return this weekend.

Toby Sibbick and Liam Kitchen will be replaced Jasper moon and Aapo stalks in a three man defense while Bradley Collins is expected to start in gate at the expense of Jack Walton.

In the midfield, Callum Brittain, Romal Palmer and Ben Williams could all return, replace George Miller, Josh Benson and Jordan Williams, while Carlton Morris and Dominik Frieser will hope to start in the attack before Clarke Oduor and Victor Adeboyejo.

Coventry, midfielder Josh Eccles will miss the first half of the season as he has hip surgery while striker Matt Godden (Foot) and midfielder Liam Kelly (Knee) are also excluded in the event of injuries.

Robins will remember some of the players he rested mid-week, including goalkeepers Simon Moore, Chelsea on loan Ian Maatsen and midfielder Callum O’Harewho could replace Ben Wilson, Josh Reid and Jordan Shipley.

striker Martin Waghorn and Viktor Gyokeres will also return to the first XI, in which probably Walker and Light enobakhare drop on the bench.

Barnsley possible starting line-up:
Collins; Sibbick, Helik, Kiting; Brittain, Palmer, Styles, B. Williams; Morris, Woodrow, Frieser

Coventry City possible starting line-up:
Moors; Dabo, McFadzean, Hyam; Da Costa, Hamer, Garbe, Maatsen; O’Hare; Gyokeres, Waghorn


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Probability: Barnsley 1-1 Coventry City

Coventry will hope for a chance for another three points after the opening win this weekend. However, the away team hasn’t won any of the last 13 league meetings between Barnsley and the Sky Blues and we think this run will continue.

Nevertheless, we forecast a tie between two evenly-matched teams, which is a good result for the guests.


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