Barnsley vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 10 April 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
The Tykes are placed fifth in the table, and are desperately chasing a top-six finish in order to qualify for the playoffs. As of now, they have a lead of three points over the seventh-placed Bournemouth, but it needs to be noted that the Cherries have a game in hand.
As such, the pressure is on Valerien Ismael’s men to deliver in these coming game weeks, and especially this coming weekend.
It helps their cause that they are on a good stretch of fixtures – be it at home, or on the road. They are also scoring goals in huge numbers, and have built up quite some momentum.
Meanwhile, the Boro are struggling to perform at this moment. They are conceding goals in plenty, and are losing every other fixture. Especially on the road, the team has been finding it hard to show any kind of domination.
They are under intense pressure too since they are trailing by nine points below the sixth-placed Reading, and with just six match-days remaining, time is fast running out for the squad to go after playoff dreams.
By the looks of things, expect the in-form Barnsley to overcome this Middlesbrough challenge.
Barnsley vs Middlesbrough: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 2-1 win for Neil Warnock’s men.
- They had lost two of the past three clashes and had failed to score in these meetings as well.
- At this venue, the hosts had recorded seven of the last eleven wins.
- Only twice have the home team failed to score at this stadium since 1989.
Barnsley vs Middlesbrough Prediction
The Tykes recorded a 1-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Luton. In the meantime, the Boro recorded a 1-1 draw against Watford.
Going on, Ismael’s men were unbeaten in 12 of their preceding 13 overall fixtures, and they had won ten of these games as well.
They had also lost just thrice at home since the first week of December, and in the process, they had recorded two separate four-game winning streaks here.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 13 of their preceding 19 overall fixtures, and they had also lost nine of their last fifteen road trips as well.
Considering these observations, expect Barnsley to have the upper hand this Saturday.
Barnsley vs Middlesbrough: Betting Tips
Barnsley to Win @ 2.25 (5/4)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Barnsley @ 2.40 (7/5).