Barnsley vs Preston
Date: 15 December 2020, Tuesday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Oakwell (Barnsley).
Barnsley welcome Preston for the Championship fixture on Tuesday, both teams looking to get closer to the promotion zone with a win.
The Tykes are looking good on paper after a poor start to the season, 7 wins in the latest 11 and they could have a say in the qualification race this season.
They will be also looking to make improvements in their home record, only 4 wins came from 9 this season, alongside 2 draws and 3 losses. Their last result at this ground is a 2-1 win against Wycombe which came after back-to-back defeats.
Meantime, Preston played some good football at times, but largely inconsistent which can be seen from the pattern of results over the course of the season. It continues to happen as we speak and there are 2 wins 1 draw and 3 losses in their last 6.
But they must be taken seriously on the road, they are third best in the league, 5 wins 1 draw and 3 losses from 9 so far, however those defeats happened in the last 4.
Barnsley vs Preston Head-to-head
- Preston won both games of the previous campaign, 3-0 in the corresponding fixture at Oakwell and 5-1 at their own turf.
- The visitors are also unbeaten in the last 5 with the remaining three being stalemates.
- Barnsley will be looking for a first home win against Preston since 2011. They drew 4 times before last season’s defeat.
- Five of their last 8 h2h meetings saw under 2.5 goals, so do 7 of the last 9 at Oakwell.
Barnsley vs Preston Prediction
The teams have been inconsistent and therefore we may look away from the full-time results. Yet, goal markets come in handy with some good trends in the over 2.5 goals segment.
Barnsley have seen 3 or more goals in each of their last 5 Championship games, scored and conceded in 4. Meantime, all of Preston’s last 6 games in the division saw the same.
Both teams to score is another decent option since the visitors saw this in 6 of their 9 away games this season.
Barnsley vs Preston Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 odd
Both teams to Score @ 1.70.
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