Barnsley vs Stoke City Prediction & Match Preview

Barnsley vs Stoke City
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 9 November 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Oakwell (Barnsley).

The two are currently placed dead-last in the table. In fact, these two remain the only ones to yet to touch the 10-point mark. With 15 match-days already over, the clubs are already deemed frontrunners to get relegated at the end of the season.

In that regard, a win this Saturday is mandatory for either squad. Not only will it settle as to who’s the worst of the whole lot in the Championship, but the victor could put some distance in points with the other, which will effectively come into use at the end of the campaign.

Barnsley vs Stoke City Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met, spoils were shared with a 3-3 scoreline.
  • Three of the former five games had goals at either end of the pitch.
  • Stoke scored two or more goals in three of the prior five fixtures.
  • At this venue, 100% of encounters have had the BTTS clause fulfilled.
  • The last two clashes at this stadium ended in draws.

Barnsley vs Stoke City Prediction

The Tykes would surely be on cloud nine after the performance they put in against Bristol City. The former was at home but trailed for the majority of the match. As 75 minutes passed, the hosts were on the backfoot with the scorecard showing 0-2. But, in an inspiring turn of events, Adam Murray’s men scored two goals in quick succession to save at least a point.

Rivals Stoke, on the other hand, was completely outdone on the road by Millwall. Not only were the visitors denied a chance to score a goal, but they had to concede two in the process too.

This week, the home advantage will help the Tykes in dominating proceedings. Keep note that the visitors of the day have just a single win to show for, from their previous eight road trips. Overall, they lost their prior three games as well. On the contrary, though Murray’s men have struggled to post wins, they have judiciously avoided losses in front of the home crowd. In fact, they are unbeaten in their prior three home ties and was so in four of their last six overall games.

As such, count on the hosts to hold their pride against the Potters.

Coming to goals though, it’s been an open season for whichever teams that took heads-on these two, this campaign. The defense of either has not shown any kind of form in 2019-20 and with both desperate for a result this game week, the probability of goals further increases. Likely, the BTTS option holds potential here.

Barnsley vs Stoke City Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Barnsley or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).