Charlton Athletic vs Barnsley
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 1 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: The Valley (London).
Both teams are new entrants into the competition, and sadly, are battling relegation. With the season about to enter its final stages, points are in dire need for these two. Coupling their familiarity with each other, and their leaky defenses, the upcoming encounter should turn out to be a goal-fest.
Charlton vs Barnsley Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the previous five games had goals from both teams.
- The teams at home scored two or more goals in four of the last five clashes, while the teams on the road did the same in four of the previous six meetings.
- Since 1999, only two encounters at this venue have failed to have goals from both teams.
- Five of the preceding six match-ups had three or more goals.
Charlton vs Barnsley Match Preview
Charlton were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Fulham the last match-day. The result added one more winless match to their already long streak, mounting even more pressure.
Meanwhile, Barnsley lost at home 0-3 against Preston the prior game week. The loss, and the huge margin once again raised questions about the efficiency of the former’s defense.
Barnsley are now on a three-match losing run, and they conceded a total of seven goals from the two fixtures. The team was also winless in 25 of their previous 30 overall fixtures.
On the road, the team remained winless in 14 of their prior 16 games, and began their season with a ten-match winless run away from home, of which eight were losses.
Keep note that the team had conceded twice or more in ten of their prior seventeen away fixtures, and four from the latest road trip alone.
On the other hand, Charlton conceded twice or more in 14 of their previous 21 overall games, and in five of their former eight appearances in front of the home crowd.
Charlton vs Barnsley Prediction
The season has a handful of games left, and these two teams are still stuck battling relegation. They had just gained promotion, and it would be disheartening to make a quick return downwards.
Likely, we can expect both teams to play for the win – even more so, as these two are familiar with each other with their stint in the League One.
Add the off-performing defenses of both into the equation, and we have a great recipe for a goal-fest. In addition, four of the last five h2h clashes had goals from both teams, and five of the former six had three or more goals.
Moreover, at this venue, in the last two decades, only two h2h encounters have failed to have goals from both teams, and most importantly, Barnsley have conceded the most goals in the competition after the dead-last placed Luton.
Bringing all these observations under the microscope, it’s easily deduced that the weekend fixture would turn out to be a high-scoring one.
Charlton vs Barnsley Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).