Barnsley vs Nottingham Forest Prediction & Match Preview

Barnsley vs Nottingham Forest
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 21 November 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Oakwell.

The Reds are one of the worst teams in the competition at the moment, and they are placed just above the relegation zone as of now. They have so far recorded a total of three league wins this season, and two of those had come against teams placed in the bottom-most tier of the table.

Meanwhile, the Tykes have recently improved their form a great deal, and are the only team in the whole tournament to register three wins from the past four match-days. Moreover, they also have a great h2h record against this opponent recently, and particularly so at this venue.

For the reasons, expect Barnsley to have the upper hand this Saturday.

Barnsley vs Nottingham Forest: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two clashed on the pitch was two months back, and then Valerien Ismael’s men recorded a 1-0 win at home.
  • They are also on a two-game winning run, and have posted clean sheets in both these fixtures.
  • They had also won five of the preceding eight encounters.
  • At home, they had recorded ten of the past thirteen overall wins.
  • Since 1993, not once have they failed to score at this stadium.

Barnsley vs Nottingham Forest: Prediction

The Tykes recorded a 0-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Derby. In the meantime, Chris Hughton’s men delivered a 2-0 win at home against Wycombe.

Going on, Ismael’s men had won three of their preceding four games, and they remained unbeaten in six of their former seven fixtures. Do also note that they had scored two or more goals in four of their last seven matches.

On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 15 of their preceding 18 games, and in the process they had gone through a seven-match losing run. On the road, they have a total of just one win in their past eleven attempts, and even there they had posted a four-fixture losing streak.

In fact, they had scored a total of just two goals from their former seven away matches.

In addition, the Tykes are on a two-fixture winning run in h2h meetings, and they had also won five of the preceding eight such games.

Taking these observations into account, expect a dominating performance from Barnsley. The struggling Nottingham would find it hard to hold on against the in-form hosts.

Barnsley vs Nottingham Forest: Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Barnsley or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
  • Barnsley +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9).