Barnsley vs Cardiff
Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Kick-Off at 19.00 UK
Venue: Oakwell, Barnsley.
Neither Barnsley not Cardiff City are pulling up any trees going into their low-profile mid-week tie on Wednesday evening at the Oakwell. The visitors have completely killed their play-offs ambitions with a streak of five subsequent defeats in the league. They have also fallen 1-0 away at Nottingham Forest in the meantime to make it six losses on the trot across competitions. The Bluebirds are now just nine points adrift of the relegation area.
The aforementioned run of results has caused real turbulences in and around the team. Cardiff City have thus decided to part ways with Neil Harris and appoint Mick McCarthy at his position after the last week’s 0-1 loss to Queens Park Rangers. The situation in the dressing room (and with the fans) is far from ideal at the moment and it is very hard to be optimistic in regards to the team’s result on Wednesday night at the Oakwell.
Barnsley vs Cardiff Head-to-head
Cardiff City, however, have a strong head to head record to back them up here. They won 15, drew 5, and lost just 4 of 24 encounters with the Tykes.
The Bluebirds have won each of the last five matches against Barnsley. The streak includes this season’s 3-0 drubbing in early-November last year in Wales.
Three or more goals were scored in three of the last four head to head outings.
Barnsley vs Cardiff Prediction
The hosts are on a run of three straight losses in the league. They have not scored a single goal in the process. Nonetheless, they managed to lift the spirits with the weekend’s 1-0 victory over Norwich City in the FA Cup. Young striker Callum Styles made the difference with a goal early in the second half. Nevertheless, the Tykes are relying heavily on the defence in general. This is why none of the last five matches they have played produced three or more goals.
Since the Bluebirds were also struggling for goals of late, we see the Under 2.5 goals FT as by far the best of the betting options here, set at the 1.66 odds. Braver punters could try with a goalless draw at the 8.50 odds, while a draw looks decent at the 3.20 odds as well.
Barnsley vs Cardiff Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.20
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66.