All Set For A Bore Draw Between Barnsley And Blackburn

Relegation-threatened Barnsley host playoff-bound Blackburn Rovers in a game that will have serious consequences on either side of the Championship table.

Barnsley who sit rock bottom of the Championship having only picked up 38 points from 39 games will be desperate for a win, and as the season finally comes to an end, there is still a chance for Championship survival.

A win over The Rovers will spring them right back into survival contention and a point behind 21st placed Hull City. With a win and a draw since the restart, you have to feel that every game for The Tykes will be like a cup final and I’m expecting that to continue come Tuesday.

The travelling side will come into this in full swing knowing that they are only one point off a playoff place and anything but a loss will keep them in-tact with the top dogs in the league.

Since “Project Restart”, Barnsley have looked the better side out of the two having picked up four points from six including a win against QPR. Blackburn, however, have only picked up three points from six and they will need to change gear if they want to have any chance of dismantling a fighting team.

Reverse fixture

Blackburn ran out narrow winners in a five-goal blockbuster in the reverse fixture earlier this season as they overcame Barnsley 3-2 thanks to a brace from Bradley Dack.

Top goalscorers

Barnsley - Cauley Woodrow has been prolific in front of goal this season for Barnsley as he tops their goal-scorer charts with 14 goals. The 25-year-old has made 33 appearances this season and will be leading the line against Blackburn.

Blackburn - Adam Armstrong has netted an impressive 12 goals in 39 appearances this season and has also chipped in with 6 assists to help his team-mates. The 23-year-old is a player to keep an eye on in the future with bags of talent having played for England at all youth levels.

I’m going to go for a draw for this one. I am slightly leaning towards Barnsley after such an impressive restart; however, I do think Blackburn have enough quality to get something out of this fixture. If you are a betting man, then i'd also say go for under 2.5 goals. Despite the reverse fixture ending 3-2, this one is to be played in a completely different context and I don’t expect there to be many goals.

Match Preview written by Jordan Hall.