Walsall v Barnsley – Predictions

There is nothing better than having two football matches in one week.

Well actually that is a lie, it could be better if you watch at least one good match within one week.  That is what I am hoping will happen today.

On Tuesday night the Saddlers faced Scunthorpe at home, which ended in a 0-0 draw.  It was hard to look at the positives from the game.  The one thing we did come away with is the wish of having another striker on the pitch.

That wish has come true with the loan signing and return of Jordy Hiwula.

So if he starts the match I predict a 2-0 win to Walsall, with Jordy getting one of those goals.

 

Match of the weekend – Burton v Walsall

Walsall v Burton 2(Above image from The Daily Mail – Walsall V Burton 10/10/25)

Ok I may be biased but forget all of the other football fixtures that are taking place this weekend, the one to watch is Burton v Walsall.

Their last meeting saw a 2-0 win for the Saddlers.  The match featured a first professional goal for Liam Kinsella and a last minute penalty for their leading scorer Tom Bradshaw (both pictured above).

Burton are the surprise team of League One.  They currently sit comfortably (ish) at the top of the table with 63 points and 4 points clear of Wigan who are second place.  

Walsall who despite their critics have been in the playoff position

and above for most of the season.  The team along with 1800 of their away fans are all geared up for today’s game.

With the best away form in the league my prediction is a 3-1 Walsall win