Bristol City vs Barnsley Prediction & Match Preview

Bristol City vs Barnsley
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 20 February 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Ashton Gate Stadium.

The Robins are easily the worst team in the whole competition at the moment – based on their ongoing losing streak. They are conceding goals in huge numbers, and are struggling to return at least one.

Due to performances early in the campaign, they have posted a considerable number of points on the board, and for the reason, they are not in any immediate danger of being put into the relegation zone.

However, they better start performing soon, or they might find themselves right in the middle of the relegation dogfight towards the end of the season.

Meanwhile, the Tykes have a game in hand, and are placed in the top half of the table. In fact, they need a surplus of just one point to climb to the seventh spot in the table.

Considering recent form, it’s inferred that Barnsley will emerge victorious this Saturday at the Ashton Gate Stadium.

Bristol vs Barnsley: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reverse match-up had ended in a 2-2 draw.
  • 14 of the past 17 overall encounters had goals from both teams.
  • 13 of the preceding 17 fixtures had four or more goals.
  • The guests had scored two or more goals in five of the former eight meetings at this stadium.

Bristol vs Barnsley Prediction

The Robins lost 0-2 at home the last match-day, against Reading. In the meantime, Valerien Ismael’s men won 2-1 at home the past game week, against Blackburn.

Going on, the Robins are on a six-match losing run, and had recorded a combined scorecard of 2-15 in the process. And at home, they had a combined scorecard of 0-4 from the last two appearances.

On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in five of their former six games, and had won their past two fixtures.

On the road, they have lost just thrice since November, and the three defeats had come against Watford, Norwich, and Swansea – all currently placed in the top-four positions of the league table.

Moreover, the Tykes have scored heavily in h2h encounters over the years, and even so at this venue.

In fact, they have found the back of the net twice or more in eight of the preceding ten overall match-ups, and in five of the past eight h2h encounters at this venue.

Considering these observations, expect Barnsley to secure a convincing win this weekend.

Bristol vs Barnsley: Betting Tips

  • Barnsley to Win @ 2.20 (6/5)
  • Over 1.5 Second Half Goals @ 2.25 (5/4).