Barnsley vs Hull City
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 21st October 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/16:00 CET
Barnsley hosts out of form Hull City side in an attempt to gather important points.
Barnsley produced a very interesting game against Middlesbrough last round. The game looked like a tornado in the opening minutes. Fletcher scored an own goal after less than 2 minutes into the game just for his teammate Braithwaite to level the score in the 7th. In the next attack Barnsley took the lead again and held to it till the 60th minute when Assombalonga scored for the final result of 2-2.
Hull drew their previous game against Norwich. The tigers took the lead as Nouha Dicko found the net in the 29th minute. Meyler though received a second yellow forcing him off the pitch after early 60 minutes. From there on the host tried their best to level the score and finally did it in the stoppage time through Nelson Oliveira.
Form and Tactical Analysis
The team sits 2 points above the danger zone in 19th place. Barnsley comes into the game in a 3 game unbeaten run with 2 draws and a victory. They are capable of scoring to any opponent in the league but tend to leak goals at the back. They haven’t kept a clean sheet in 6 games and that’s the main reason for their place near the zone.
Barnsley played in a 4-4-1-1 formation last round against Boro. Bradshaw was leading the line again and this time instead of a holding midfielder behind the main line they moved Potts behind the striker to support his efforts.
The Tigers are sitting far from their desired position. The team looks out of form sitting on 16th left only with their stated ambitions for a quick return to the Premier League. Hull have an atrocious away record with just 3 points in their 6 games. The team found the net in 5 of them but received plenty in return. The defensive line looks to be error prone when put under pressure and that’s the main problem.
Hull fielded 4-2-3-1 formation last round. The team played well trying to control the midfield but fell apart after the red card.
Barnsley vs Hull: Head to head
- Barnsley has 1 less victory than Hull in their previous 10 meetings. 4 victories for The Tigers against 3 for the hosts.
- Last 2 games were both friendlies and finished in a draw.
- Barnsley is undefeated in 5 home games against Hull in all competitions.
Barnsley vs Hull: Prediction
This game looks promising for goals. Both teams have leaky defensive lines and tend to let easy goals. Hull have failed to score in just a single away fixture this season while Barnsley did the same in their home games.
Keeping in mind Hull’s away record Barnsley could edge a crucial victory. The draw is also likely outcome but it will be a bit of surprise if the tigers take all the points.
Barnsley vs Hull: Bet Tips
BTTS: Yes for 1.62 with Betway.
Barnsley +0.5 AH for 1.63 with Pinnacle.
Over 2.5 and BTTS @ 2.00 with bet365.