Our prediction for this Championship match:
Bet365 Stadium will host Saturday’s relegation six-pointer between Stoke City and Barnsley. Stoke City aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Wigan and Middlesbrough, but given the atmosphere in their dressing room, we do not believe that home win should be considered. Experienced midfielder Joe Allen remains in the recovery room, while Nick Powell returns to contention after serving his ban against the Latics.
The Tykes, on the other hand, picked up vital three points from the match against Blackburn. Barnsley aim to escape the relegation zone, and seeing that Stoke City suffered a dip in form, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. In the first half of the season the Potters defeated the Tykes at Oakwell, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge. Barnsley midfielder Romal Palmer is likely to miss the game with injury.