Barnsley vs Aston Villa
League Championship – England
Date: Tuesday, 27th September 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Oakwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
Barnsley were defeated 2-0 by a determined Brighton and Albion on the matchday 9 of the 2016/17 English Championship season. The Tykes earned to the Championship via play-offs after a series of strong results at the end of the last season. It seems like they haven’t looked back since. They have already won 5 times this season, while losing 4. They will come into the home fixture against Aston Villa with confidence sitting 7th in the league table, a spot outside the play-off zone.
Aston Villa let it late to earn an enterprising draw in the weekend clash against fellow relegated side Newcastle United. One cannot fault the effort from Roberto De Mateo’s side, but their inability to win matches is a major worry. The Villains have managed just one win from their 9 matches this season. But they have drawn 6 games and lost twice and sit at an agonizing 17th position in the league table.
Barnsley vs Aston Villa: Head-to-Head Stats
The teams have previous met on 15 occasions and Aston Villa have dominated Barnsley with 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat. However their last meeting has to be dated back to 1997/98 Premier League season. Also Barnsley’s lone win against the Villans came at Villa Park on March 1998, which is the last competitive fixture between the two sides.
Barnsley vs Aston Villa: Prediction
Aston Villa are performing below their potential, while Barnsley have made a decent start which will help them in their fight to avoid relegation this season. The Villians haven’t won a match since the matchday 2, which now stay at a 7 match win-less streak. So the pressure is fully on De Matteo to produce a win here.
Barnsley have a poor record against Aston Villa after managing one win from 15 matches. But they are without any sort of pressure and also have the home advantage on their side. For the same reason, they will go into this match as slight favourites.
Also, there are no draws in their 9 matches that Barnsley have played so far this season. So the best bet for this match is to back either side on a double chance. Because, Aston Villa have made it a habit to tie teams to a stalemate.
Barnsley vs Aston Villa: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Barnsley/Aston Villa at 3/11 (1.35)
Under 2.5 goals at 7/10 (1.70).