Barnsley vs Wolves
English League Championship
Date: Tuesday 31st January 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Oakwell Stadium, Barnsley.
Barnsley reduced the deficit with play-off spot to 1 point after edging a narrow 1-0 win over Rotherham United on Saturday evening. Paul Heckingbottom had a difficult week after losing his two key players Conor Hourihane and James Bree move to Championship rivals Aston Villa. But he will be more than happy after watching his team bag their 5th win in 7 league games.
At home, Barnsley are unbeaten in their last four matches with 3 wins and a draw. They are on an excellent scoring form after netting 2 or more goals in the last five league games at the Oakwell stadium.
The Wolves stunned everyone this weekend by beating Premier League giants Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield in the FA Cup fourth round tie. The Portuguese attacker Helder Costa was the star of the show after assisting is both goals of his team.
Their last Championship game was a 3-1 away defeat at Norwich City. But they had defeated Aston Villa and held Sheffield Wednesday to a draw in previous two fixture. Paul Lambert’s men are sitting at 18th in the Championship standings and have a 7 point cushion over the drop zone.
Barnsley vs Wolves: Head-to-head stats
Barnsley thrashed Wolves 4-0 when the teams met for the reverse fixture of the current season on September 2016. That was Barnsley’s second win in a row against Wolves, with the previous one coming in 2013.
While playing at home, Barnsley are unbeaten in the last five matches against Wolves. They won in three and drew once. The most common scoreline is 1-0, which happened on three occasions.
Barnsley vs Wolves: Prediction
Both teams are coming on the back of some excellent results and they will be high on confidence. The main factor that gives Barnsley a slight edge over Wolves is their superior head-to-head record at home. Therefore, it will be beneficial to go for a double chance in the favour of home side to minimize the risk of the bet.
The average number of goals per game in Barnsley’s 14 home matches this season is 3.5. They scored 26 and conceded 23, which makes a strong case for both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.
Barnsley vs Wolves: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Barnsley or Draw at 1.50 (1/2).
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 2.05 (21/20).