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Prediction: Barnsley vs Luton Town – Football Predictions

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After different results on the weekend, Barnsley and City of Luton will quickly return to the championship on Tuesday when they compete against each other at Oakwell.

The hosts drew a narrow 1-0 win against Coventry City on Saturday after a draw at the start of the season, while their guests’ opening game was followed by a 3-2 defeat against promotion slaves West Bromwich Albion.


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After narrowly escaping relegation to League One in the 2019-20 season, Valerien Ishmael led Barnsley to the playoffs against the odds last season.

The Tykes garnered a striking 78 score to move players like AFC Bournemouth and Reading to fifth in their second season in the second division after promotion from the first division.

That finish tied with Swansea City in the playoff semi-finals and a 1-0 home defeat in the first leg meant they were facing a very tough test on their trip to South Wales.

Although the South Yorkshire side were unable to make up the deficit, drew 1-1 on the day and lost 2-1 on aggregate, the South Yorkshire side had an impressive record, but they are about to start a new chapter to serve under the direction of Markus Schopp after Ishmael’s departure for West Bromwich Albion over the summer.

The Austrian started his tenure with an impressive point after a 1-1 draw with Cardiff City Toby Sibbick She moved to equalize in the 69th minute afterwards Marlon package‘s opener for the Bluebirds.

After losing to Bolton Wanderers in the first round of the EFL Cup after a goalless draw on penalties, the Tykes returned to the league last time and it wasn’t long before they recorded their first championship win under Schopp.

On Saturday, a Dominik Frieser Tor fired them to a 1-0 win over Coventry City, with Bradley Collins secured the result by parrying a last-minute penalty in front of the guests.

In their quest to book consecutive league victories, they will face a team from Luton Town who will seek to recover from a loss to West Bromwich Albion.

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones pictured on April 21, 2021

On her visit to the West Brom chase, Nathan Jones‘s men went back three goals as Callum Robinson and Karlan Grant came up on the scoresheet Kal Naismith‘s early own goal and the result looked as good as sealed.

A 70th minute Harry Cornick Tor kept the game alive, but over time Pelly Ruddock reduced the deficit to one goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time, it was too late to save a result.

Nonetheless, under Jones, the Hatters showed against one of the league’s strongest teams what they were capable of after starting the season with a clear 3-0 win over Peterborough United.

Elijah Adebayo put them in the lead after half an hour, and that one-goal lead lasted well into the second half, when Cornick doubled his lead and Fred Onyedinma immediately made the threesome in the 71st minute.

After Jones’ return to the club, having previously led them to promotion to the second division, it seems that the only path open to the hatters is as they look to improve on this campaign after finishing last season’s laudable 11th place.

Form of the Barnsley Championship:
  • D.
  • W.

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

Luton Town Form (all competitions):
  • W.
  • L.
  • 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 is likely to be left without a center-back Mads Andersenwho is struggling with a knee injury Liam Kitchen expects to keep his place in the back three next door Michal Helik and Toby Sibbick in his absence.

The Tykes suffered a major loss as midfielder and captain in the summer Alex Mowatt At the end of his contract he left the former coach Valerien Ismael at West Bromwich Albion.

That sparked the talented 21-year-old’s movement Callum styles into the center, having previously impressed enormously in a left full-back role.

Daryl Dike is another notable loss after the striker’s successful loan period ended and responsibility for the goals this season will largely fall on him Cauley Woodrow and Carlton Morris.

As a captain, Luton Town has more selection problems than their opponents Sonny Bradley is out of action along with other central defenders Tom Lockyer and full-back Daniel Potts.

Given these defensive absences, Jones had to use a somewhat makeshift chain of four for the visit to the Hawthorns, with the supply man Kal Naismith working with Gabriel Osho, flanked by James Bree and Amari’i Bell in the full-backs.

The top three of Fred Onyedinma, Elijah Adebayo and Harry Cornick should remain unchanged, all three had hit the net in the opening game of the season, while Cornick was back on the scorers list last time.

Onyedinma was particularly impressive in that opening win against Peterborough as he scored the third goal and assisted the other two on his debut after joining from Wycombe Wanderers in the summer, which offered Nathan Jones an exciting new option for the future.

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

Luton Town possible starting line-up:
Sluga; Bree, Osho, Naismith, Bell; Clark, Campbell, Ruddock; Cornick, Adebayo, Onyedinma


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Probability: Barnsley 1-1 Luton Town

Both teams have shown a general upward trend in recent years and have made an impressive start to the new season, which makes this encounter particularly exciting and unpredictable.

On this occasion, we can’t quite divide them up and settle on a highly competitive point for each side in an end-to-end encounter.


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