Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction & Match Preview

Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Oakwell (Barnsley).

Barnsley are a newly-promoted team, and as of now, they are placed in the relegation zone. Against a determined Sheffield squad, who have clear playoff intentions, it would be a hard game for Barnsley. However, considering the impressive displays of the Barnsley offense at home, and importantly, their desperation, BTTS seems like a good option to back.

Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Sheffield won the reverse fixture 2-0, at home.
  • Six of the former nine clashes had goals from both teams.
  • Barnsley have been winless against this opponent since 2009.
  • The previous four match-ups at this venue had goals from both teams.

Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday Match Preview

Barnsley were defeated on the road the last match-day by Charlton. The scoreline was 2-0, and this was the fourth loss in a row for the team, and probably justified their stint in the relegation zone.

Elsewhere, Sheffield Wednesday were held to a 0-0 draw by Millwall. It was their third winless game from the prior four overall matches, and their fourth winless match at home in a row. As days go by, Wednesday are further getting themselves deep into trouble. The team needs to start performing soon.

In that regards, a match against a relegation-battler would be the best thing for them right now.

However, on the road, Wednesday have performed far better comparatively. They had won three of their last four road trips, and were unbeaten in six of their previous eight such games. 

On the other hand, Barnsley are on a four-match losing run in overall games, and they were winless in 27 of their preceding 32 fixtures. At home, the team went winless in 12 of their last 15 appearances, and had lost the latest such game 0-3, against Preston.

Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction

Barnsley are a relegation-battler, and they are on a four-game losing run. They are also a team that just gained promotion. On the other hand, Sheffield have performed very well in away games recently, and most importantly, they are unbeaten against this opponent in the past eleven years.

Moreover, Wednesday have a chance to make it to the playoffs, and they will try their best to make the most of this game against a team from the bottom-most tier. Considering these pointers, it’s adjudged that Sheffield Wednesday should at least record a point this Saturday.

However, do note that Barnsley have the home advantage, and they are desperate as well. In addition, Barnsley found the back of the net in 20 of their former 24 overall match-ups, and in 18 of their last 21 home fixtures.

On the other hand, Sheffield conceded goals in six of their previous nine overall games, and in 15 of the prior 20 trips on the road. Finally, six of the previous nine overall h2h clashes, and the last four at this venue had goals from both teams.

Taking these stats into account, we arrive to the conclusion that BTTS holds a very high potential for returns this match-day.

Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Sheffield Wednesday or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).