In order to consolidate their position at the top of the table, Sheffield Wednesday's fighting spirit is extremely high.
This match is a League One fixture and a key battle between two promotion favorites before the international break. The home team, Barnsley, has been performing impressively this season, currently sitting in fourth place in the league table. They are eager to continue their push for automatic promotion in the second half of the season. In their previous match, they defeated Wycombe Wanderers, achieving an unbeaten record of 8 wins and 2 draws in their last 10 matches. It is worth noting that Barnsley has won 9 out of their last 10 home games, demonstrating a strong home advantage. Given their relatively average away performance, they must capitalize on their home form.
Sheffield Wednesday, playing away from home, is currently leading the league table by one point and remains vigilant. They drew with Bolton at home in their last match, bringing an end to their five-match winning streak. In their last 10 matches, they have secured 8 wins and 2 draws. In their previous 23 league matches, they have remained unbeaten. Although the teams behind them are putting pressure on Sheffield Wednesday, they still hold a strong advantage. In this away match, as long as they maintain their composure, they have a chance. Their center-back Iorfa, who was suspended in the last match, will return to the squad, providing a solid defensive boost.
Although both teams have experienced wins and losses in their previous encounters, Sheffield Wednesday has remained unbeaten in their last seven away matches against their opponents. In this match, with both teams in good form, Sheffield Wednesday still has the opportunity to maintain their unbeaten record.