Millwall and Barnsley meet at The Den, in a match for this phase of the FA Cup (3rd Round). The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 09-30-2017, in a Match for the Championship that ended with the victory of Barnsley by (1-3). L. Gregory (45 ‘) scored the goals for the game, for Millwall, and T. Bradshaw (40’ and 60 ‘) and M. Thiam (83′), for Barnsley. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team plays its first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of taking advantage of the home factor to conquer a positive result. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 7 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 14 suffered. The team comes to this match after an away loss to Norwich City by (2-1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Millwall won 6, tied 2 and lost 2. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 12 of the last 29 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 15 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
The Millwall comes to this game with a defeat against Norwich, by 2-1, placing a final point to the two games in a row without losing in the championship. One of the serious problems of the Millwall is in the games away from home, since it registers two defeats. Remember that the locals occupy the bottom of the qualifying table in the English second division. In this game against Barnsley, coach Neil Harris must play at 4-4-2, favoring ball possession and organized attacks. George Saville is the player who stands out in this team, with 7 goals scored. Injuries will not be a problem for this FA Cup match.
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 25 conceded; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 19 goals scored and 22 conceded. The team comes to this match after a win away with Sunderland by (0-1). In the last 10 away matches Barnsley has won 3, tied 3 and lost 4. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: they only opened the scoring in 3 of their last 15 games, of these 3 they reached the break in advantage in 1 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in all. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 15 away matches for all competitions: they have suffered 8 of their 21 goals between minutes (16’-30 ‘).
Barnsley had a start to the season to forget, however, seems to show signs of some improvement, as it records three consecutive games without losing. In the last match, the visiting team won a positive result, beating Sunderland 0-1. In this away game, coach Paul Heckingbottom must keep the team in a 4-3-3, benefiting the defensive organization and counterattacks, exploring in the best way the space in the opponent’s back. Tom Bradshaw is the best finisher of Barnsley, with 6 goals scored. It is important to note that visitors have several weaknesses when it comes to finalizing. The only player in doubt for this game is Hedges, due to injury.
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