Barnet Football Club



Match Preview: Accrington Stanley (H)

Match Preview: Accrington Stanley (H)

EFL League Two

The Hive

Saturday 13th August 2016 – 3pm

Team News: Barnet fans will be pleased to learn that goalkeeper Jamie Stephens is back in training, following his operation this summer. Last season’s Player of the Year is still two weeks away from full fitness though. Gavin Hoyte has now been out for around six months with a cruciate ligament injury, but Bees’ supporters will have to wait two to three more months to see him back in first team action. James Pearson is the final long term absentee – Martin Allen revealed that he will miss four to six months of the season in his latest interview. New signing Jamal Campbell-Ryce looks set to sit out our game against Accrington with a tight calf.

Last Time We Met: The Bees came back from two goals down to secure a draw at the Crown Ground last February. You can read the report from that match here.

Opposition Form: Accrington Stanley seem to have recovered well from their play-off disappointment at the end of last season. The Lancashire club have won two out of two so far; beating recently relegated Doncaster Rovers (3-2) and knocking Bradford City out of the EFL Cup.

Dangerman: Benin international midfielder Romuald Boco is enjoying his third spell with Stanley, having re-joined the club earlier this year. He got his season off to a good start by scoring one goal in Accrington’s 3-2 victory last Saturday.

Last Time Out: This weekend’s opponents will face a local derby against Premier League Burnley in the EFL Cup 2nd round, after defeating League One Bradford City on Tuesday. The scores were tied at 0-0 after extra time, but John Coleman’s men won an epic penalty shootout 11-10!

Ticket Info: You can order tickets for tomorrow’s match from our online box office here. Or turn up early and buy on the day from The Hive ticket office.

Travel Info: Find out all about our brand new shuttle bus routes for 2016-17 here.

Keep up with the game: You can listen to full match commentary from every game on Bees Player HD, or head over to our Twitter page for match updates throughout the afternoon.

Sky Bet Preview: Barnet are the 19/10 outsiders with Sky Bet to get their first win of the season when they host Accrington on Saturday. Stanley have been priced up as the 7/5 favourites to return north with the three points and the draw is on offer at 9/4. Sky Bet’s Correct Score Group Betting offers you 10/1 for Barnet to win 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2.