Barnsley vs Newcastle
England League Championship
Date: Tuesday, 18th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Oakwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
It seems like Barnsley have squandered the good start to their season as they suffered the fourth defeat in five matches when they faced Fulham at home on Saturday afternoon. The match has no short of entertainment as both teams scored 2 goals each in the first half. But Fulham strike lucky in the second half with 2 more goals and earned all three points with a 4-2 win. Barnsley took five wins from their first 7 matches of the season, but they are now win-less in the last five managing 1 point during the period.
Newcastle United extended their stay in the top three of the league standings with another win on the weekend. Dwight Gayle was once again the pick of the players when the Magpies hosted Brentford this weekend, with two goals to his name in the 3-1 rout. The 25-year striker signed from Crystal Palace this summer has extended his goal-scoring tally to 9 goals this season and is quickly becoming a player to rely on. The Magpies will be coming to the match on the back of a 5 match unbeaten run and with 10 wins from 12 matches in competitions.
Barnsley vs Newcastle: Head-to-Head Stats
The two recent league meetings between these sides happened during the Championship season of 2009/10. Newcastle earned a massive 6-1 win when the sides met at St. James Park that season, but have to satisfy with a point as Barnsley held them to a 2-2 draw in the reverse leg.
Newcastle are unbeaten in the three competitive meetings against Barnsley, with a third meeting ending in a 2-0 win in the League Cup clash of 2007/08.
Barnsley vs Newcastle: Prediction
Barnsley are in the middle of a major collapse and all their good work at the start of the season has gone in vain. Four defeats in the last five win-less run of matches have certainly damaged their morale and confidence. They are bound to struggle once again, especially when coming against a well-organized and tactically sound side like Newcastle United.
At the same time, Barnsley have scored in every home match this season which and currently have 11 goals to their name from 5 home matches. And they are very likely to break Newcastle’s United in this mid-week’s fixture. Therefore, one can expect this to be high scoring game with Newcastle coming away with a comfortable win.
Barnsley vs Newcastle: Betting Tips
- Over 2.5 goals at 1.85
- Both Teams to Score at 1.83
- Newcastle to win at 1.75.