Barnsley hosts Stoke in the EFL Championship on Thursday evening at the Oakwell stadium. Both sides are currently struggling with their form and would look for a victory in this match.
Barnsley has been miserable for most parts of this season. Recently appointed head coach Poya Asbaghi has failed to live up to the expectation of the fans. His side has only won two games so far this campaign.
They are currently placed 23rd in the league table, securing only three points from the last five matches played. It will need some heroics from Asbaghi’s side to secure a win against Stoke City on Wednesday.
On the other hand, Stoke City is currently in the 8th spot in the league table with 35 points from 23 games. The Potters have won only once out of the last 5 games played.
Stoke failed to win as they were defeated by a resilient Derby County side 2:1 in the last game.
O’ Neill’s men have to put gas to their cylinders and look for a win to secure the final playoff spot.
Barnsley vs Stoke Team News, Injury List and Suspensions
Cameron Thompson and Aapo Halme are unavailable due to injuries from the Barnsley side.
On the other hand, Nick Powell, Jordan Thompson, Romaine Sawyers, Harry Souttar and Josef Bursik are all sidelined due to injuries and will miss the game for Stoke City.
Barnsley vs Stoke Head to Head
Stoke City have a slight advantage based on the recent head-to-head record between the two sides, winning two of their last six games, with Barnsley only winning one.
Their last meeting ended in a 1:1 draw where Surridge scored for Stoke while Woodrow scored for Barnsley.
Stoke City Form Guide: L-L-W-D-L
Barnsley Form Guide: D-D-L-D-L
Barnsley predicted lineup:
Collins; Helik, Andersen, Kitching; Williams, Gomes, Benson, Brittain; Styles, Iseka, Morris
Stoke City predicted lineup:
Davies; Wilmot, Batth, Fox; Smith, Allen, Clucas, Vrancic, Tymon; Campbell, Fletcher
Looking at the recent run of form, both sides have been poor. Although, the immense quality that O’ Neill’s side possesses might see Stoke clinch all three points.