Pundit backs 'terrific' Barnsley to win second game on the trot against Stoke City this weekend

Barnsley's fight against relegation continues this weekend, when Gerhard Struber's side take on Stoke City in what should be an enthralling encounter at the bet365 Stadium.

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Writing for Sky Sports, ex-Leeds United man David Prutton has backed the Tykes to take another step closer to survival on Saturday afternoon, predicting a 2-0 victory at odds of 14/1.

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Justifying his choice, Prutton claimed: "Stoke were hapless in midweek, and have drifted right towards the relegation places again.

"They need to buck up their ideas and fast. Barnsley have been terrific since the restart, and could leapfrog Stoke with a win on Saturday. You wouldn't put it past them on current form either. Away win for me!"

Last time the two sides met back in November, an enthralling encounter at Oakwell saw the Potters run out 4-2 winners. The last time Barnsley beat Stoke was back in 2007, when Istvan Ferenczi scored the winning goal in the narrow 1-0 victory.