Barnsley and Blackburn Rovers meet at Oakwell Stadium, in a match for the 40 th round of the Championship. Blackburn Rovers won at home by (3‑2) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 23‑11‑2019. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 games has won 2 and lost 1. Blackburn Rovers present considerable differences in their results at home and away, so in this the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in 24th place, with 34 points won, after 8 wins, 10 draws and 19 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match to Reading by (2‑0). In the last match, they lost at home to Cardiff City, by (0‑2). This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 home games for the championship, Barnsley have won 4, tied 3 and lost 3, winning 15 points in 30 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In 37 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 21 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Barnsley comes to this match with a 0-0 draw at Millwall, adding to their second game in a row without losing in England’s second division. It should be noted that the locals need to win to get out of the bottom positions of the leaderboard. The home team generally acts 3-5-2, favoring quick transitions and flanking attacks. In this tactical scheme, the two most advanced men will be Cauley Woodrow and Jacob Brown: the first player mentioned is the top scorer, with 14 goals scored. The coach can count on all his players.
After 14 wins, 11 draws and 12 losses, the visiting team is currently in 10th position, with 53 points won. In their last match, they lost to Derby County away by (3‑0), after in the previous match having tied at home, in a match against Swansea City, by (2‑2). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 away games for the championship, Blackburn Rovers has recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 15 points out of 30 possible. His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 16 of the last 18 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 37 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 11 times and only got 1 comeback.
Blackburn Rovers comes into this game after a 0-2 loss on the journey to Wigan Stadium, adding to their second loss in their last three league games. The visiting team generally plays 4-3-3, favoring quick transitions and flanking attacks: Armstrong, Brereton and Gallagher are the team’s most advanced players. Downing, Travis and Holtby may play in the midfield. The visiting coach cannot count on Buckley, suspended, as well as Evans, with physical problems.