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Sky Sports journalist issues score prediction as Barnsley host Luton Town

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Barnsley will be hoping to mount another promotion push this season, and despite only two games being played, the early signs suggest that it is a fair ambition for Markus Schopp’s side to hold. 

The Tykes secured a 1-1 draw away against Cardiff in their season opener, before edging Coventry City at Oakwell by a single goal to nil.

Making the trip to Yorkshire tonight is Nathan Jones’ Luton Town. After an emphatic 3-0 win against Peterborough United, The Hatters were beaten 3-2 by West Brom on Saturday.

The spirited Bedfordshire club clawed two goals back against The Baggies, with Valerien Ismael’s men racing out into a three-goal advantage.

Luton have enjoyed trips to Oakwell since the pair were promoted to the Championship in 2019, and The Hatters have been victorious in their last two trips.

The latter was a 1-0 victory on the opening day of last season, in what turned out to be a rather rare defeat for The Tykes.

Sky Sports journalist David Prutton expects this to be a tight affair in his weekly Sky Sports column, with the former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder opting for a 1-1 draw.

The verdict

It will be a very interesting clash at Oakwell. Barnsley still possess the same intensity that brought them so much success under Ismael, but there is now more emphasis on building from the back with Schopp.

On the flip side, Jones has put together an athletic, hungry squad, who will work relentlessly to win back possession.

It will be a game between two sides who will make life very difficult for one another, and concentration levels will need to be at the highest level for the entirety of the 90 minutes.

A 1-1 draw seems like a very sensible prediction. Both managers will fancy their chances and it promises to be a game of high quality.

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