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2 things you need to watch out for in Bristol City v Barnsley today

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Barnsley make the trip to Bristol City today, with The Tykes hopeful of breaking out of the relegation zone. 

Markus Schopp’s side have endured some awful form, which has seen them plummet to 23rd place, and they are only being kept off the bottom of the table because of Derby County’s point deduction. 

The Tykes face a Bristol City side who have struggled immensely at Ashton Gate, with The Robins without a Championship victory on home soil since late January.

Fortunately for Nigel Pearson’s side, their away form has been much better, and as a result, they sit in 17th place with 16 points to their name. 

Here, we take a look at two things to watch out for as Bristol City host Barnsley later today…

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Unless it is a draw, something has to give 

These are two sides who perhaps possess the worst records in the Championship at present, apart from Cardiff City.

Bristol City have not won on home soil in over nine months, and that is a run that stretches to 17 games. This season, they have been denied victories in the 90th minute twice, with Luton Town and Nottingham Forest managing to earn points.

Barnsley are now without a second-tier win in 12 games and have also lost their last six games. In that time, they have only managed to score three goals.

Final chance for Markus Schopp?

A seventh successive defeat, and a loss against a team who have not won a home game in 17 games, would be a seriously low point for Barnsley. 

The board have backed the Austrian thus far, and whilst the performances have not been shambolic, football is a results-based business. 

This poor run of form is perhaps made worse when considering how much success Valerien Ismael saw last season. 

On the flip side of things, a win could help kickstart Barnsley’s season. Of course, they have struggled and reaching the heights of last season is not really on the cards anymore, but they could give themselves something to build upon.


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