Fulham and Barnsley measure strength at Craven Cottage, in a match for the 33rd round of the Championship. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, in 03‑08-2019, Barnsley won at home by (1‑0). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 games won 4 and lost 1. Barnsley presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this match The house factor may be decisive.
After 16 wins, 8 draws and 8 losses, the home team is currently in 3rd place, with 56 points won. In their last game, they tied with Millwall out by (1‑1), after in the previous match they won by (0‑1) out, in a match against Blackburn Rovers. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 16 goals scored and 17 suffered; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 24 goals scored and 18 suffered. In his last 10 home games for the championship Fulham won 7 and lost 3, so he won 21 points in 30 possible. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 11 of their last 16 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 32 games in the competition, he suffered the first goal 12 times and only got 1 comeback.
Fulham arrives at this game after a visitor draw, to a ball, in the visit to the Millwall arena. Fulham usually plays in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Mitrovic, Reid and Kamara. The local club, when it invests in the offensive process, generally does so through the left flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by the left back Bryan. One of the great qualities of the home team is the effective way to defend the stopped balls. It should be noted that this team is very persistent, since when it is at a disadvantage it almost always manages to give a good response. Coach Scott Parker should not be able to count on Alfie Mawson and Harrison Reed, because they are injured.
The visiting team is currently in 24th position, with 25 points won, after 5 wins, 10 draws and 17 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied at home against Sheffield Wednesday by (1‑1). In the last game, he lost at home to Birmingham City by (0-1). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses as a visitor, with 17 goals scored and 28 suffered; against 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in his stadium, with 22 goals scored and 29 suffered. In his last away game for this competition he lost by (2‑1) against Charlton Athletic. In his last 10 away matches for the championship Barnsley records 1 win, 2 draws and 7 losses, so he won 5 points in 30 possible. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (6 in 15 games). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition, so he was not very strong defensively. In 32 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 19 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Barnsley is unmotivated for this round, after a 0-1 loss at home, against Birmingham. Unlike the opponent of this round, Barnsley generally plays in a 4-4-2, in which the two most advanced players are Chaplin and Brown. The visiting club, when it invests in the offensive process, generally does so through the right flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by the right wing Williams. One of the best qualities of the visiting team is the successful completion of the goal opportunities it manages to create. Coach Gerhard Struber must have all the players available for this match.