Barnsley vs Preston Prediction & Match Preview

Barnsley vs Preston
England – Championship
Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Oakwell (Barnsley).

Prseston will try their best to make the most of this fixture, taking into account their pursuit of a spot in the playoffs. However, their record on the road have not been that imressive, whereas Barnsley have performed reasonably well at home recently. Likely, goals are expected from both teams.

Barnsley vs Preston Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reverse fixture, which took place two months back, ended in a massive 5-1 win for Preston.
  • Preston are unbeaten against this opponent in the last three years.
  • In the last 12 years, only once have Barnsley won at this stadium.
  • Nine of the previous fourteen games had goals from both teams.

Barnsley vs Preston Prediction

Barnsley were on the road the last match-day, and lost against Bristol City, who scored the lone goal and the winner in the 87th minute. Elsewhere, Preston made full use of their home status, as they recorded a 2-1 comeback victory over Charlton.

As far as the result of this fixture is concerned, the current form of both teams paint a clear picture, in spite of their current position in the league table.

Barnsley were unbeaten in seven of their last nine matches, and had won two of their previous three. Keep note that they had also scored two or more goals in two of their prior three match-ups.

At home, they are on a run of five unbeaten games, and were so in eight of their last nine as well. They also are on a scoring streak in their past ten appearances at home, and have found the back of the net twice or more in six of their former nine.

Importantly, the last time they were in front of the home crowd, the team defeated former PL outfit Huddersfield, and the time before that, they held the current toppers of the Championship, West Brom to a draw.

On the other hand, Preston were winless in six of their last seven games, and had lost three of their previous five. They had also conceded two or more goals in three of their prior five games, and failed to score in two of their preceding five.

On the road, they are on a run of six winless fixtures, and have recorded a total of just two league wins this whole season, and a total of three wins in all competitions.

Most importantly, Barnsley will be desperate for some much-needed points, and they will have the assistance of their home crowd for this objective.

Considering these observations, it’s adjudged that Barnsley will record at least a single point this Tuesday.

However, do understand that Barnsley are currently placed in the relegation zone, while Preston are just a single point away from a spot in the playoffs. 

Barnsley also have conceded the second-most number of goals in the competition, and only QPR (who have played more matches) have conceded more in front of the home crowd than them.

In addition, Preston had scored five goals alone in the reverse fixture, and nine of the previous fourteen h2h match-ups had goals from both teams as well.

Analysing these info, it’s deduced that while Barnsley may have the upper hand, they most probably are not keeping a clean sheet this match-day.

Barnsley vs Preston Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Barnsley or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).