EFL: Barnsley vs Bournemouth

The recent poor form caused Bournemouth to be knocked out of 2nd place in the rankings. Coach Scott Parker’s teachers and students are in dire need of a victory to regain the will to fight. Therefore, encountering a team that is currently at the bottom of the table like Barnsley is a very good opportunity for Bournemouth to return.

Playing weakly, Barnsley continued to receive a crushing 0-3 defeat as a guest of Nottingham in the previous round. It was even Barnsley’s third consecutive loss in the British First Division. Further counting, Barnsley has not won in a row in the last 10 rounds (draw 3, lose 7). The last time Barnsley had the joy of winning when he clashed with Derby in early November 2021. From the beginning of the season, Barnsley only won 2, drew 8 and received 16 defeats through 26 rounds. With only 14 points, the Oakwell team is currently at the bottom of the table and 8 points behind the safety group.

This is a number that is too difficult to match with Barnsley’s poor performance at the moment. The statistics have shown the weakness of Barnsley, when their attack only opened 17 goals from the beginning of the tournament. Besides, the defense of this team has conceded 41 goals. At home, Barnsley did not win all 4 recent receptions, drew 2 and lost 2. In the last 5 encounters with Bournemouth, Barnsley only won 1 and lost 4. It is too difficult to lose to the opponent in terms of level. let Barnsley do the surprise.

For the second consecutive season at the Championship playground, Bournemouth are throwing themselves a great opportunity to return to the Premier League. At the beginning of the season, Bournemouth played extremely impressively to continuously stand at the top of the table. However, recently, the performance of coach Scott Parker and his students has gone down seriously. Last weekend they lost to Hull with a score of 0-1 at home, not long ago Bournemouth also tasted bitter fruit when being a guest of Luton. In all competitions, Bournemouth lost the last 5/8 outings.

Away from Bournemouth, they lost 3/5 of the last trip away from home. After a total of 27 matches played, Bournemouth brought back 49 points and is currently ranked 3rd in the rankings. They are 3 points behind Blackburn’s second place in the table, but they still play 1 game less. Thus, the opportunity for Bournemouth to grab a direct promotion ticket is still extremely open. In the last 5 times as a guest of Barnsley, Bournemouth are unbeaten (draw 2, win 3). Therefore, this is a better opportunity for Bournemouth to regain confidence.

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