Barnsley vs Derby Prediction & Match Preview

Barnsley vs Derby
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 6 February 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Oakwell.

Based on recent form, the Tykes are one of the worst teams in the competition at the moment. They are on a long winless run, and lost countless games during this stretch.

Their defense has been in shambles for quite some time, and as of now only four teams have conceded more goals than them in the league.

Meanwhile, the Rams are on an inspiring run at the moment. They are winning game after game, and Wayne Rooney taking charge as the full-time manager has been a great reason behind it.

Under current situations, Derby seems to have the upper hand. Moreover, they also have a good h2h record against this rival over the years.

However, note that Rooney’s men are still stuck in the bottom-most tier of the table, while their counterparts are fighting for a place in the playoff spots.

In addition, Valerien Ismael’s men are at home, and here their record has been far more better than that of their overall games.

As such, the chances for a Derby clean sheet is very low.

Barnsley vs Derby: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Rams were unbeaten in seven of their previous ten overall match-ups.
  • They had scored two or more goals in ten of the preceding thirteen encounters.
  • Eight of the past eleven clashes had goals from both teams.
  • At this venue, the hosts had recorded seven of the former ten overall wins.

Barnsley vs Derby Prediction

The Tykes were held to a goalless draw the last match-day on the road by Nottingham Forest. In the meantime, Rooney’s men registered a 1-0 win at home the past game week, against Bristol City.

Going on, Ismael’s men were winless in five of their last seven overall match-ups, and the sole two wins during this stretch had come in the FA Cup. In fact, they are winless in their last five match-days in the league.

On the other hand, their counterparts are on a three-fixture winning run, and have a superb h2h record against this foe over the years.

As such, expect Derby to record the win this Saturday.

However, note that the Tykes had scored two or more goals in five of their last seven appearances at home, while their opposite number were winless in ten of their past fourteen road trips.

By the looks of things, expect goals to come from both sides of the pitch.

Barnsley vs Derby: Betting Tips

  • Derby to Win Either Half @ 2.20 (6/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10).