What channel is Barnsley v Bristol City on? Kick-off time, TV & stream details, latest team news

Bristol City’s away-double header concludes with a trip to South Yorkshire to face struggling Barnsley
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Bristol City make the midweek trip up to Barnsley as they continue to see out the remainder of the Championship season.

Both sides claimed positive results against teams with promotion aspirations. City were victorious at Blackburn Rovers whilst Barnsley held league leadersFulham to a 1-1 draw.

This is an opportunity for City to claim back-to-back wins for the first time this season and during Nigel Pearson’s tenure. So far the team has never won two games in succession under his stewardship.

18th-placed City are four places higher than the Tykes with an 18 point gap between them with the Yorkshire side in the drop zone.

When does the match start?

The game is due to start at Oakwell in Yorkshire with a kick-off time of 19:45 GMT.

What’s the latest team news for Bristol City?

Robbie Cundy made his first start on Saturday in the absence of Tomas Kalas and there is an expectation he’ll continue given the short turnaround. He played alongside Rob Atkinson who has done well since returning so there could be a settled back line.

Weimann, an attacker by trade, was the latest player to be tried at wing-back and there will be some careful consideration on whether he is included there again.

Carlton Morris has been earmarked as the player to be most wary of. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)Carlton Morris has been earmarked as the player to be most wary of. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)
Carlton Morris has been earmarked as the player to be most wary of. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

What’s the latest team news for Barnsley?

It’s been some day for Barnsley as Callum Styles has been called up to the Hungarian national team.

However he remains a doubt for the match against City, though it isn’t expected to be serious and he could play at the weekend.

Forward Aaron Leya Iseka is not expected to play but could also play against Sheffield United instead.

Striker Victor Adeboyejo is also expected to miss out through injury, as well as Cauley Woodrow though both are making considerable progress.

Carlton Morris is their top scorer this season, having found the back of the net five times in 17 games, he scored from the spot against Fulham on Saturday. The 26-year-old is also tied with Callum Brittain for the most assists in the team with both players creating three goals.

Form guide and head-to-head

In total there have been 100 meetings between the two teams and City hold the upper hand having won 45 compared to Barnsley’s 31 whilst there have also been 24 draws.

The form books are in City’s favour as Barnsley have won just one of their last 12 league meetings, though that came in February 2021.

There have been six draws and five defeats in that period. A common scoreline between the two sides at Oakwell has been 2-2 with the last five matches resulting in that scoreline, which is the longest run of the scoreline in the Football League.

Expect late goals too, the last four matches have had injury-time equalisers at the same vene.

City don’t have the best of records in midweek and six of their matches during the week have ended in defeat, though they have also won two. Their only midweek away win this season was against Reading.

First-team manager Nigel Pearson is without a win in Yorkshire since 2015.

Referee

David Webb has been appointed as the referee and he will be assisted by Geoffrey Liddle and Natalie Aspinall whilst Robert Madley is the fourth official.

Webb has officiated one City fixture this season and that was back in August when they beat Cardiff City 2-1 with Andreas Weimann scoring a brace.

How to watch the match

This match is available to watch on the Red Button if you are a Sky Sports customer. You can also watch it on the Sky Sports App on your mobile phone.

Alternatively you can buy a Robins TV pass which comes at a cost of £9.99 but provides a two-person commentary, as well as an in-house presenter and pundit.

Highlights will appear on the YouTube channels of both clubs, whilst there is a midweek edition of the EFL on Quest at 10:30 PM on Wednesday.