Barnsley vs Grimsby Town Match Analysis & Prediction
05/09/2023 9:30 pm
League One side Barnsley will be looking to make a winning start to their EFL Trophy Northern Group F campaign when they face Grimsby Town on Tuesday night.
The hosts enter the contest off the back of a 2-0 victory over Cheltenham Town on Saturday, while Grimsby overcame Gillingham by the same scoreline on the same day in League Two.
Barnsley will be expecting to challenge for promotion to the Championship, and they have made a solid start to their 2023-24 League One campaign, collecting 10 points from six games to sit eighth in the table.
The Tykes enter the contest off the back of successive wins over Wigan Athletic and Cheltenham Town, but they have already been beaten in a cup competition this season, losing on penalties to Tranmere Rovers in the first round of the EFL Cup.
The EFL Trophy is not high on Barnsley’s list of priorities this season, but they won the competition in 2015-16, beating Oxford United in the final to secure the trophy.
Meanwhile, Grimsby will enter this contest off the back of a 2-0 victory over Gillingham on Saturday, with Niall Maher and Gavan Holoham on the scoresheet in the League Two match.
Paul Hurst’s side have picked up nine points from their opening six matches of the season to sit in 12th place in the table, and they have already started their EFL Trophy Northern Group F campaign.
The Mariners faced Manchester City U21 in their section opener on August 29, with the two teams playing out a 2-2 draw before Brian Barry-Murphy’s side won 4-2 on penalties.
Man City U21 are therefore top of the section on two points, with Grimsby in second on a single point, demonstrating the importance of picking up a positive result on Tuesday.
Grimsby have won this competition on two previous occasions, with their last triumph coming in 1997-98, when they recorded a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth in the final.
Barnsley vs. Grimsby Town Head to head
In the 20 previous meetings between these two teams, Barnsley have claimed eight victories while Grimsby have won seven, and they have drawn in five. Grimsby have scored 26 goals and conceded 32 in the process.
25/10/2003Barnsley0Grimsby Town0League One
28/02/2004Grimsby Town6Barnsley1League One
23/07/2011Barnsley5Grimsby Town1Club Friendlies
15/07/2017Grimsby Town2Barnsley1Club Friendlies
Barnsley Team News
There will be changes from the Barnsley side that started in the league, with Theo Chapman set to be among those to be introduced into the XI.
Devante Cole has scored six times this season during an excellent start, but he is expected to be rested for this game.
Barnsley's Last 5 Matches
12/08/2023Bristol Rovers1Barnsley1League One
15/08/2023Barnsley1Peterborough United3League One
19/08/2023Barnsley1Oxford United3League One
26/08/2023Wigan Athletic0Barnsley2League One
02/09/2023Cheltenham Town0Barnsley2League One
Grimsby Town Team News
Rekeil Pyke scored against Man City U21 in this competition last time out and should continue in the final third, although there might be a change out wide, with Harry Clifton potentially coming in for Charles Vernam.
Harvey Cartwright is set to get the nod in goal, while Michee Efete should also stat.
Grimsby Town's Last 5 Matches
15/08/2023Grimsby Town2Salford City0League Two
19/08/2023Grimsby Town1Mansfield Town1League Two
26/08/2023Walsall1Grimsby Town1League Two
29/08/2023Grimsby Town2Manchester City U212(P)EFT Trophy
02/09/2023Grimsby Town2Gillingham0League Two
Barnsley vs. Grimsby Town: Odds and Predictions
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