Two South Yorkshire rivals head to Wembley on Monday for the final of the League One play-offs as Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday butt heads.
Barnsley had a comparatively easy run to the final, seeing off Bolton Wanderers, whereas Wednesday made hard work of their semi-final tie, losing 4-0 to Peterborough in the first leg before tying up the score and advancing on penalties.
There can be no second chances in this game, however, with a spot in the Championship up for grabs for the victor.
Here’s all you need to know about this one.
Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday H2H Record (Last Five Games)
Current Form (Last Five Games)
How to watch Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday on TV and live stream
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Barnsley team news
Manager Michael Duff recently tempted fate by revealing he has a full cohort of players from which to choose here.
(3-5-2): Isted; Thomas, Kitching, Andersen; Williams, Kane, Phillips, Connell, Cadden; Cole, Tedic
Sheffield Wednesday team news
Darren Moore has confirmed that both Marvin Johnson and Dominic Iorfa should be fit enough to play here despite appearing to struggle towards the end of the dramatic comeback against Peterborough.
Midfielder George Byers will hope to make the bench for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury in March, but Moore is not going to tinker with the team that just pulled off a miracle in the semi-final.
Sheffield Wednesday predicted lineup vs Barnsley
(3-4-1-2): Dawson; James, Ihiekwe, Iorfa; Patterson, Bannan, Palmer, Johnson; Windass; Gregory, Smith
Despite making hard work of their route to the final, Wednesday are the stronger team here. They weren’t far behind in the League One title race and finished ten points ahead of their Yorkshire rivals.
Moore’s team also have form on their side, with Barnsley’s victory over Bolton their first in their last five games, so Wednesday will be confident of getting the upper hand here.
With a stern reminder that there is no second leg to come to the rescue, expect Wednesday to book their place in the Championship.
Prediction: Barnsley 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday
Source : 90min.com