Barnsley vs Aston Villa
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 16th September 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/18:30 CET
Aston Villa visits Barnsley in hope of breaking their 3 consecutive draws.
Barnsley defeated Derby County with 3-2 in a midweek League Cup fixture. Their previous Championship fixture though was a draw. The team took a point against Preston away which can be considered as a moderate success. The game finished 1-1 and both goals were scored in the space of 2 minutes in the middle of the first half.
Aston Villa scored another draw. It was a nervy game with little football. The obvious result was the goalless draw but the highlights of the game were the red cards. First Boro’s Adama Traore faced the red after just 4 minutes into the game leaving his team with 10 men. Aston Villa could not take advantage of this and even got a red card after 60minutes to level the teams. Henry Lansbury was the man facing the red card.
Form and Tactical Analysis
The Tykes are currently sitting on 15th place in the league with 7 points. 6 of those 7 points were taken from their home games. Barsnley are a team capable of scoring to any opponent. They haven’t scored in just a single game this season and will be looking forward to scoring again on Saturday.
They played in a 4-1-4-1 shape last game with a little bit deeper defensive line. The team was looking sharp on the counter and caused a few problems for Preston defensive line.
The team occupies 18th position in the table and is drifting away from the play-off zone. Just a single victory and 4 draws in 7 games are not the results their fans wanted. The team has difficulties finding the net and has a lot of problems away from home. Just a single point away from Villa Park is a huge concern for a team of their caliber.
The Villans are playing in a 4-3-3 formation trying to exploit their pace and width. Still they are failing to do so and scoring goals looks hard for the team.
Barnsley vs Aston Villa: Head to head
The teams faced each other twice and it was the previous season. Barnsley have the advantage as they took a victory away and a home draw.
Both games had BTTS: Yes option as a winner – 1-1 and 1-3.
Barnsley vs Aston Villa: Prediction
Barnsley are capable scorers. The team was involved in a few high scoring games but this time faces Aston Villa with their strong defensive line. Villa on the other hand are having issues with scoring goals. Barnsley are looking like a bit improved team from last year and may give Villa another unpleasant surprise. The home side looks to have the advantage here.
Barnsley vs Aston Villa: Bet Tips
Barnsley +0.5 AH for 1.83 with Pinnacle.