Total below 2.5


Barnsley are fighting for the play-offs at the end of the season. The team is in 4th place, breaking away from the 7th line by 9 points. Shakhtar prefers to act in transition phases, focusing on strong defense. In terms of expected goals conceded, excluding penalties (xga = 0.76), they are in the top three in the league.

In their last 11 matches, Barnsley has not known the bitterness of defeat. Recent victories over direct rivals Derby (4-1) and second-best Plymouth (3-0) testify to the excellent form of the game.

Wednesday in Sheffield

Sheffield Wednesday lead the title race with a one-point lead over their closest rivals Plymouth with two games left. In terms of expected goals scored (xg = 1.13) and conceded (xga = 0.62), the Owls rank 6th and 2nd respectively in the championship.

A 1-1 draw with Bolton ended their 5-game winning streak in their last game. It is worth noting that in away matches Sheffield Wednesday tries to play more carefully in front of his own goal and does not particularly like to take risks, as evidenced by only 32.3% of goals scored on the road.


It’s not worth waiting for a productive match. Both teams are known for their solid defensive play, and Sheffield’s more anticipated away style will only contribute to a low score in the match.