Huddersfield Town vs Barnsley preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Danel Sinani of Huddersfield Town dribbles away from Amine Bassi of Barnsley during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Huddersfield Town and Barnsley at John Smith's Stadium on February 05, 2022 in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by John Early/Getty Images)

The match is a must-win for both sides, but for very different reasons. 

The Tykes head into the contest all too aware that anything less than three points well condemn them to relegation and a campaign in League One next season.

Huddersfield Town know failure to win the contest will likely bring their bid for automatic promotion to a close, with Bournemouth sat four points clear, with two games in hand.

  • Team news

Huddersfield Town

The hosts will be without a a trio of key players, with Sorba Thomas out for the rest of the season after picking up a knee injury in Monday's win over fellow promotion chasing Middlesbrough.

Danny Ward and Levi Colwill will also be absent as the pair are dealing with a hamstring and hip injury respectively.

Ward in particular will be a big miss for Carlos Corberan's side, with his 13 league goals making him the club's top scorer this season.

Barnsley

The Tykes will once again be without Michal Helik. The defender has missed the last four league games with an ankle injury and could possibly miss the rest of the season.

Aapo Halme is once again unavailable, having spent almost the entire season out.

  • Predicted lineups

Huddersfield (3-5-2)

Nicholls, Lees, Sarr, Turton, Pipa, Hogg, Russell, O'Brien, Toffolo, Rhodes, Thomas.

Barnsley (4-2-3-1)

Walton, Brittain, Andersen, Kitching, Vita, Gomes, Palmer, Styles, Bassi, Quina, Morris.

  • Ones to watch

Danel Sinani

With a lot of the club's firepower unavailable, the Terriers will look to Danel Sinani to pick up the weight-load.

The on-loan Norwich City man has been impressive this season with nine goal involvements in his 37 league games.

His six league goals have the 25-year-old second only to Ward in the club's top scorer rankings.

Carlton Morris

It has been a poor season for Barnsley after last year's playoff disappointment, but it could have been much worse if not for Carlton Morris.

The 26-year-old is the club's top scorer with seven league goals and if they are to stand any chance of escaping the drop, they will need him firing on all cylinders.

In a team lacking firepower, Morris is incredibly important to Barnsley's potential success.

  • Previous meetings

The two sides have faced off twice already this season, with Huddersfield eliminating Barnsley from the FA Cup with a 1-0 win back in February.

The reverse fixture saw the pair share the points in a 1-1 draw after Morris cancelled out Lewis O'Brien's opener.

Over their last 10 meetings, the sides have won four games apiece, with two draws rounding it out.

  • How to watch

The game will kick off at 19:45 BST at The John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield, England on Friday, April 22.

The match will be broadcast on television and fans can watch it on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.

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