Derby County vs Barnsley
English Football League Championship
Date: Saturday, 4th March 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: iPro Stadium.
Derby County experienced a huge drop in form in the crucial moment of Championship. The promotional contest is thus only a theory now for Steve McClaren and his men who have been winless in last seven matches in all competitions.
Barnsley have had their ups and downs throughout the campaign as well and they currently hold the 10th position being two points off the Rams in 11th.
Derby played two crazy thrillers with the total of 13 goals combined against Bristol City and Cardiff City. McClaren’s side netted three goals in each of the mentioned games, but they inexplicable failed to deliver in the final third in each of the three fixtures that followed.
Tuesday has seen the Rams losing 1-0 to relegation-threatened Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park which was their third loss in last four league outings.
The Tykes have been in a somewhat better shape as they managed to see off Aston Villa at Villa Park two weeks ago.
The last two rounds brought them matches with two of the top three sides in the league and the boss Paul Heckingbottom can even be happy knowing that his side pulled out a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town last weekend.
Derby County vs Barnsley: Head to head
The Rams have ten victories from 23 encounters with Barnsley. The Tykes have, however, won the first meeting of the season 2-0 on home court.
Derby have, however, won each of the previous two meetings with Barnsley at iPro Stadium.
Derby County vs Barnsley: Prediction
The hosts are 8/11 to finally end the negative streak, but we can hardly see any value there.
The Rams failed to find the back of the net on three consecutive occasions. The visitors have lost only a single out of last five matches in spite of having a very difficult schedule.
There must be value in 23/20 odds offered by the bookmakers on Barnsley not to lose.
Derby County vs Barnsley: Betting Tips
- Barnsley not to lose 23/20.
- Derby County Under 1.5 team goals 5/6.