Barnsley vs Swansea City
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
The Swans are placed second in the table, and are easily one of the contenders to get promoted to the top flight at the end of the season. They also have the best defense of all the teams in the competition so far.
In fact, only three other teams have even managed to keep the number of conceded goals below 20.
Going on, they also have a superb h2h record against this rival over the years, and have maintained that dominance even at this venue.
Meanwhile, the Tykes are currently experiencing some problems with their form, and have dropped considerable points lately.
As such, expect Swansea to have the upper hand this weekend.
Going on though, do take note that Valerien Ismael’s men have been an offensive force all through this season, and especially so at their home.
Despite all their struggles at the moment, they surely have a chance to find the back of the net at least once this Saturday.
Barnsley vs Swansea: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 2-0 win for Steve Cooper’s men, and the game had taken place just the last month.
- They have a 100% unbeaten record against this rival over the past two decades.
- They have scored two or more goals in nine of the former fourteen overall clashes.
- Nine of the past fourteen overall encounters also had goals from both teams.
- Only once have the hosts failed to score at this venue.
Barnsley vs Swansea Prediction
The Tykes lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Norwich. In the meantime, the Swans registered a 2-1 win at home the past game week, against the in-form Watford.
Going on, Cooper’s men were unbeaten in eight of their preceding nine overall games, and they had won four of their last four fixtures. They had also scored two or more goals in all four of these match-ups as well.
On the other hand, their counterparts had lost two of their past four Championship fixtures, and most importantly, have a 100% winless record in h2h meetings over the past two decades.
As such, expect Swansea to emerge victorious this Saturday at the Oakwell.
However, note that Ismael’s men have scored two or more goals in seven of their last ten overall fixtures, and in their last four appearances at home.
Do also take note that they have failed to find the back of the net just once at this venue in the last two decades in h2h clashes.
For the reasons, expect goals to come from both teams this weekend.
Barnsley vs Swansea: Betting Tips
Swansea to Win Either Half @ 1.90 (9/10)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6).