Barnsley vs Bristol City
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Oakwell Stadium (Barnsley).
Bristol City’s form saw a massive slide in the second part of the season and the Robins will have to work hard to make it to the playoffs at the end of the regular campaign. They are just one point below the top six after the 1-0 win over Ipswich Town last weekend, but their most recent set of displays has been anything but promising.
Luckily for Lee Johnson, his men are now up against the relegation strugglers Barnsley who have been struggling to keep things tight at the back of late. The Tykes have bagged just a single victory in last 13 games in Championship. Such spell of form has dropped them down right on the brink of the danger area as they are level on points with Birmingham City at the 21st place in the league ladder. The latest of the failures came before the international break when Millwall got away with the spoils from Oakwell Stadium beating Barnsley 0-2 two weeks ago.
The hosts could have troubles finding the back of the net past the Robins who look to have strengthened their defensive line a bit lately. Johnson’s side has kept back-to-back clean sheets against Burton Albion and Ipswich Town coming into this clash with the Tykes. Keeping things quiet at the back will be the key to success for the Robins who have not been impressive in the final third recently, netting just once in the mentioned two games.
Barnsley vs Bristol City: Head-to-head
Bristol City have been much more successful in this match-up over the last couple of years.
The Robins have won three and drawn three of last six meetings with the Tykes.
Interestingly, each of these six games has seen both teams on target and at least four goals scored.
Barnsley vs Bristol City: Prediction
According to the most recent H2H history, goals should be guaranteed here, but we think otherwise given both sides’ recent spell of form.
Bristol City have been much better defensively lately, and since they will control the game here, we’ll shoot for the away win in a low-scoring affair.
Barnsley vs Bristol City: Bet Tips
Bristol City to win @ 2.30
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.75.
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