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EFL: Stoke vs Barnsley

Stoke City just got Wigan's defeat on the field with 3 goals not removed, this is their 2nd defeat in a row, the attack failed to score 1 goal and the defense to concede up to 5 goals. It is worth mentioning that the army of coach Michael O'Neill was right at home when being defeated by Middlesbrough with a score of 2-0, currently the homeowner has 43 points only 1 point lower than the relegation group. Apparently, fans have reason to worry about their pet team. In the upcoming match, they will welcome Barnsley, the team that is ranked below them, this is an opportunity for owners to get 3 points and escape the dangerous area now.

Barnsley is just standing penultimate with only 41 points after 40 rounds. They are even less than 1 point compared to Hull City in 22nd position on the table although the opponent has only played 39 rounds. Therefore, the relegation door next season is extremely open for the visitors. The next match will have to march to the pitch of Stoke City, the team usually plays very well when playing at home so it is difficult for the visitors to win for themselves.

The hosts' form is not good as the last 5 matches they only won 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses. Through some preliminary statistics, it can be seen that the distance of only 2 points between the two teams is too small. So, Stoke City, if they don't want to play in the Second Division next year, it's best they release what is the strongest today. Because there are only 4 rounds left and the season will close. So with the psychological advantage when playing at home, the owner will confidently play and win this match.

The form of the visitors is quite good when the last 5 matches they won 2 wins 1 draw and 2 draws. Barnsley have just beaten Blackburn Rovers with 2 goals not to be removed, this is their 3rd unbeaten match in which they won 2 victories. It is worth noting that the away performances of the Struber teachers and teachers are quite impressive with 3/4 of the latest victories. However, in the next match, having to play on the field of an experienced team like Stoke City, it is not easy for the visitors to maintain this victory.