Domestic competitions in England have already begun, with the English League Cup or Carabao Cup getting underway with a match between Middlesbrough and Barnsley. Barnsley has won one game and lost one, sitting 15th in League One, while Middlesbrough has lost one game and drawn one, sitting 20th in the Championship, the second tier of English football. Given the Premier League’s wealth of talent, the Carabao Cup is the best way for lower league teams to compete for domestic trophies, which are typically won by the country’s best.
|Match||Middlesbrough vs Barnsley|
|Date||11th August 2022|
|Venue||Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough|
Middlesbrough vs Barnsley: Broadcast Details
The English League Cup is broadcasted in India through the channels of Viacom18, which include Colours Infinity, VH1 and Voot.
Middlesbrough vs Barnsley: Head-to-Head Stats
Middlesbrough and Barnsley have the same head-to-head record, with both winning two of their last four games.
Middlesbrough vs Barnsley: Team Betting Odds
Bookies are putting odds of 1.36 on a Middlesbrough win against Barnsley on Wednesday.
Middlesbrough vs Barnsley: Players to Watch Out
The City goalkeeper has gone on loan to Middlesbrough in order to improve his chances of making the USA’s FIFA World Cup 2022 squad in the winter. He is a fantastic addition to Chris Wilder’s struggling Championship side after learning under Pep Guardiola for the past couple of seasons.
After nearly 30 goals for fellow League One rivals Ipswich Town, the English striker is a fantastic addition to Barnsley. Coming from the youth systems of both Brighton and Crystal Palace, he will aid the Tykes’ promotion push this season.
The young Scottish attacking midfielder had a successful loan spell at Forest Green Rovers in the 2021/22 season, scoring 5 goals in 46 league appearances. After gaining valuable experience on loan, he is expected to slot straight into Michael Duff’s starting lineup.
Middlesbrough vs Barnsley: Predicted Line-Ups
Middlesbrough XI: Zack Steffen; Anfernee Dijksteel, Dael Fry, Paddy McNair; Tommy Smith, Riley McGree, Matt Crooks, Jonathan Howson, Ryan Giles; Marcus Forss, Chuba Akpom
Barnsley XI: Bradley Collins; Conor McCarthy, Mads Juel Andersen, Liam Kitching; Jordan Williams, Josh Benson, Luke Thomas, Jack Aitchison, Callum Styles; Devante Cole, James Norwood
Middlesbrough vs Barnsley: Team News
Darragh Lenihan was sent off for Middlesbrough last time out and will be suspended for the midweek match. All other players are available for selection by manager Chris Wilder.
Nicky Cadden, who was injured last time out, is a doubt for this one, as is Matty Wolfe. Michal Helik is out with an injury and will not play on Wednesday for Barnsley.
Middlesbrough vs Barnsley: Match Predictions
Boro have now gone two games without a win after winning three of their four pre-season games.
Barnsley went unbeaten during the off-season and have now only lost one of their last seven games in all competitions.
Although, we believe the hosts will win this game 2-1 because they are the stronger team ahead of the midweek game.
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