Barnsley vs Blackburn Rovers Prediction & Match Preview

Barnsley vs Blackburn Rovers
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Oakwell.

The one thing that needs to be noted about the Tykes is that they have been impressive in the past several game weeks, and their few losses during the stretch had come against some of the best teams in the competition.

They have also been phenomenal performers at home lately, and have been scoring goals in huge numbers in the process as well.

They need a surplus of just two points to jump five spots higher in the table, and they also have a better h2h record against this rival in the past few years.

Meanwhile, the Riversiders have been going through a struggling stretch and have found it hard to even score goals consistently. Wins have come seldom for them, and on top of that they are on the road this Wednesday.

By the looks of things, expect Barnsley to have the upper hand at the Oakwell.

Barnsley vs Blackburn Rovers: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Tony Mowbray’s men recorded a 2-1 win in the reverse fixture.
  • However, Valerien Ismael’s men had won three of the past five overall games.
  • They had scored two or more goals in six of the previous seven encounters.
  • The combined scorecard for the last two clashes at this venue is 4-0, in favor of the hosts.
  • It’s been 30 years since the guests have kept a clean sheet at this stadium.

Barnsley vs Blackburn Rovers Prediction

The Tykes recorded a 0-2 win on the road the last match-day, against the second-placed Brentford. In the meantime, the Riversiders lost 1-2 at home against Preston.

Going on, Ismael’s men have lost just against Chelsea, Swansea, Norwich, or Watford in their past 15 games. Note that these are three of the top-four teams in the Championship, and a team from the top flight.

On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 10 of their former 14 overall matches, and they remained so in seven of their last ten road trips.

In addition, they also have an inferior h2h record against this foe over the years.

Taking these stats into account, expect Barnsley to deliver a winning performance this Wednesday.

Barnsley vs Blackburn Rovers: Betting Tips

  • Draw No Bet: Barnsley @ 1.90 (9/10)
  • Barnsley to Win Either Half @ 2.00 (1/1).