EFL: Barnsley vs Blackpool




Barnsley has officially been relegated and the final rounds are only honorable to the Oakwell home team. However, that does not mean that Blackpool will easily win in the upcoming 27th round match. Having successfully relegated early and running out of motivation to fight, 1 point to leave will be acceptable for the away team.

From a team that finished in the top 6 and had tickets to the promotion play-off round last season. At this time, Barnsley had officially said goodbye to the Championship and had to fight in League One from next season. The performance was so bad throughout the last part of the season that Barnsley soon received a bitter end. Accordingly, Barnsley is the team with the worst performance with only 6 wins, 12 splits and 25 defeats. With a meager 30 points, Barnsley was 11 points behind the safety group and only had 3 rounds left to improve his performance.

Barnsley is the team with the worst attack in the tournament with only 32 shots. A few days ago they lost 1-2 to Huddersfield as a guest of this opponent. Thus, Barnsley is on a 6-match winning streak (draw 2, lose 4). Through 21 home matches this season, coach Poya Asbaghi’s team won 5, drew 7 and lost 9. Thus, up to 5/6 victories they have this season come from home. Barnsley have brought home nine points from their last six games at Oakwell. Therefore, their hopes of earning points at the reception of Blackpool remain extremely open.

Once had the opportunity to compete for a place in the top 6, but the decline in form at the end of the season caused Blackpool to end the season early. With a record of 15 wins, 12 draws and 16 losses through 43 matches. Currently, the away team is in 16th place in the rankings and is 12 points behind the top 6, despite playing less than 1 match. Looking at the above results, the last 4 rounds only have procedural significance for Blackpool. After a series of 5 games without a win, Blackpool found his form again when he defeated Birmingham City with a score of 6-1 before getting a draw at Luton Town a few days ago.

After 21 matches away from home, coach Neil Critchley’s team only won 4, drew 9 and lost 8. Obviously, trips away from home often do not bring luck to Blackpool. The last time that Blackpool had an away victory was when they faced Stoke in early March. In the last 5 encounters, each side has 2 wins. The fact that both teams no longer have the motivation to fight, the scoring scenario is very easy after this competition.

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