Derby County vs Barnsley: Preview and Predictions

Derby vs Barnsley Predictions EFL Championship 6th May 2018

Derby County vs Barnsley
English League Championship
Date: Sunday, 6th May 2018
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Pride Park (Derby).

Derby County are on the verge of getting a play-off spot. They have a 2 point lead over Preston and significantly better goal difference so basically even a point suits them. The team though shouldn’t underestimate their opposition as Barnsley is fighting its own battle.

Derby took a draw last time they played. The team traveled to Birmingham meeting Aston Villa. Derby started well with Camron Jerome giving them the lead. Derby let the control of the game which lead to Aston Villa creating some decent chances. Near the end of the game Aston Villa managed to get the draw with Lewis Grabban’s goal.

Barnsley is keeping its head just above the water on a goal difference. The team has equal points with Burton and just 1 more than 23rd Bolton. Barnsley were looking like they will have easier time surviving in the early season. Still near the end things went worse and now the team has to fight for its life.

Last round Barnsley took vital 3 points against Brentford. Moore opened the score in 11th minute. Barnsley dealt another huge blow to Brentford in the early minutes of the second half with McBurnie scoring second. This was enough for The Tykes to take the points with a nice 2-0 victory.

Derby vs Barnsley: Head-to-head

  • Derby has 1 victory in 5 games
  • Derby has conceded in each of their last 5 games
  • Barnsley have 5 straight away defeats
  • Derby have won all 3 previous games against Barnsley at Pride Park

Derby vs Barnsley: Predictions

This one is tough to call. Derby will reach the play offs even with a draw while Barnsley will be fighting for their lives. Still Derby has the class and should take some momentum before the play-offs with a victory sending Barnsley to League 1.

Derby vs Barnsley: Bet Tips

  • Derby to win at 1.80 @ 1xBet
  • BTTS: No at 2.20 with the same firm.