Barnsley and Leeds United meet at Oakwell Stadium, in a match for the 7th round of the Championship. The recent head‑to‑head record favours the away team, since they have a record of 3 wins and 1 loss in the last 4 matches. The last head‑to‑head between these two teams was played on 21‑04‑2018, and ended in a (2‑1) win by Leeds United. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, since Leeds United presents significant differences between home and away performances.
15 September 2019 – 12:30
Regular Season – Round 7
Analysis of Barnsley
After 1 win, 2 draws and 3 losses, the home team is in the 21th position, havinf won 5 points so far. In the last match, they have tied in an away match against Wigan Athletic by (0‑0), after in the previous match they have lost (1‑3) at home, against Luton Town. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 27 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 23 goals scored and 20 conceded. Barnsley has won 4, tied 3 and lost 3 of the last 10 home matches.
They haven’t won any of the last 5 matches for this competition.
Barnsley’s team starts for this match with a 0-0 draw against Wigan, adding the sixth consecutive meeting without a win in this competition. Even playing indoors, coach Daniel Stendel should favor defensive organization and counterattacking through the corridors. The attacking man, Conor Chaplin, is very dangerous in air play and finishing. For this game the mister of the house cannot count on Ben Williams, punished, besides Dougall, Brown, Diaby and Woodrow, all with physical problems.
Analysis of Leeds United
The away team is currently in the 3rd position of the league, with 13 points won, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Stoke City, by (0‑3). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Swansea City, by (0‑1). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in away matches, with 29 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 23 goals scored and 19 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Leeds United has won 8, tied 1 and lost 1. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition. In the last 5 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (46’‑60′).
Leeds heads into this match after a 1-0 loss, against Swansea, thus adding the first defeat in this competition. In this match against Barnsley, the coach Marcelo Bielsa should privilege the maintenance of the ball possession and the organized attacks, especially through the right. At the individual level we highlight striker Patrick Bamford, being Leeds’s top scorer with 4 goals scored. For this game the visiting mister cannot count on Jordan Stevens, punished, besides Ayling and Roberts, these injured.