Although Walsall finished third in the championship, 10 points behind their opponents in this game, this time they have a mission almost impossible. 0-3 was the score in tour and Walsall suffered the dramatic defeat of travel from all matches played in the championship. In the regular season, victories were divided, however, was imposed in Walsall round, 2-0, while in return yielded by 1-3. Another aspect that not all the hosts favor is that despite the fact they are unbeaten in last five games played on ‘Bescot Stadium’, received goal in four of these confrontations.
Barnsley showed that 4-1 victory in the last round of the regular season was not just random, based on a relaxation of the tour match at Wigan and is managed what no one expected it. After a first half in which Demetriou has scored in his own goal in the 45th minute, followed fabulous minutes which was a great Sam Winnall. He managed to score twice in a minute, setting the final score. An important aspect is that Barnsley has not lost in eight away games and in the last five games have been one goal, scoring seven times.
Theoretically, leaving Walsall favorite, but I think Barnsley has the power to close the game scoring at least one goal, taking advantage of the fact that the hosts are forced by circumstances to risk from the first half. Moreover, Barnsley scored six times in the last two meetings direct reason to think they will this time too.