Match preview Professional Development League: Barnsley U23 - Sheffield Utd U23

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Competition: England Professional Development League
Competition: Fri 05.February
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)

Barnsley U23 and Sheffield Utd U23 are both riding high in the Professional Development League with their 3rd and 2nd positions respectively. Expect a great game!

Insights:
  • Barnsley U23 has the most matches under the total-line (8) in Professional Development League
  • Sheffield Utd U23 has the fewest conceded goals (12) in Professional Development League

These are busy days for the home team, as they were in action only four days ago in the Professional Development League. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Crewe U23.

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Barnsley U23 form and stats

13 points is a decent return from 6 Professional Development League games here for Barnsley U23. The data says 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.

Stress levels are on the rise for Barnsley U23's attacking players as they have now played 197 minutes without scoring in a league game. C. Winfield was their last goal scorer.

The home team returns after being equal after 90 minutes with Crewe U23 (placed 7th) on their last time out; the Professional Development League game ended 0-0. Preceding that match was the home game against Nottingham U23 that was lost 0-3.

A decent goal production from Barnsley U23 in their home games so far, with 9 goals from 6 league matches. Barnsley have conceded 8 in these home matches.

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Sheffield Utd U23 form and stats

Sheffield Utd U23, who have the fewest conceded goals (12) in Professional Development League, have an excellent away record in the Professional Development League so far with 4-0-2 from 6 games. The visitors have performed well in their home games as well, building a total win streak of four games home and away. Sheffield hope to make it five in this match. Winning streaks in away matches are not that common, but Sheffield Utd U23 are close to a proper streak after winning their two previous away games.

Sheffield won their last game, 4-2 versus Hull City U23 played at home. Preceding that game was the away victory against Birmingham U23 with the score of 1-0.

As you can tell from the result, the match against Hull City U23 was as crazy as a clown in a village circus. Great fun for the neutral supporter with 6 goals, will the fun continue today?

Sheffield has another fixture away, a Professional Development League game, against Crewe U23 in just three days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

Sheffield has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 11 goals from 6 games. Sheffield have conceded 6 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Sheffield Utd U23 - Barnsley 1-1 earlier this season. Barnsley-Sheffield Utd U23 H2H statistics last six meetings regardless of arena: Barnsley U23 zero wins, Sheffield Utd U23 three wins, three draws. zero of these six matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Barnsley U23 missing players

Sheffield Utd U23 missing players

Barnsley U23 Sheffield Utd U23
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
14 6 1 Played P 0 6 12
7 4 0 Won W 0 4 8
4 1 0 Drew D 0 0 2
3 1 1 Lost L 0 2 2
24 9 0 Scored S 0 11 29
17 8 3 Conceded C 0 6 12
93% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
79% 83% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 67% 83%
64% 83% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 50% 67%
21% 17% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 33% 58%
14% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 33% 25%
57% 67% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 33% 50%
36% 17% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 33% 33%
14% 17% 100% Failed to Score F T 0% 33% 17%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0.9 1.2 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 1.2 1.1
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
10.9 8.7 1 Shots (avg) S ( 0 8.5 10.2
3.9 3.5 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 4.3 5
44% 43% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 42% 45%
Key stats in Professional Development League this season:
  • Barnsley U23 has the most matches under the total-line (8) in Professional Development League
  • Barnsley U23 have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Barnsley U23 haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Sheffield Utd U23 has the fewest conceded goals (12) in Professional Development League
  • Sheffield Utd U23 has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (4) in Professional Development League
  • Sheffield Utd U23 have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Sheffield Utd U23 haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Nottingham U23 13 10 1 2 35 15 6 5 0 1 14 4 7 5 1 1 21 11 20 31
2 Sheffield Utd U23 12 8 2 2 29 12 6 4 2 0 18 6 6 4 0 2 11 6 17 26
3 Barnsley U23 14 7 4 3 24 17 6 4 1 1 9 8 8 3 3 2 15 9 7 25
4 Wigan U23 10 8 0 2 20 14 6 4 0 2 10 10 4 4 0 0 10 4 6 24
5 Hull City U23 13 7 1 5 23 17 6 5 0 1 11 3 7 2 1 4 12 14 6 22
6 Birmingham U23 13 6 1 6 31 25 7 2 0 5 19 19 6 4 1 1 12 6 6 19
7 Crewe U23 12 3 3 6 17 25 6 2 2 2 9 9 6 1 1 4 8 16 -8 12
8 Coventry U23 11 2 3 6 16 20 6 0 2 4 8 12 5 2 1 2 8 8 -4 9
9 Sheffield Wed U23 11 2 1 8 9 19 6 1 1 4 5 8 5 1 0 4 4 11 -10 7