Leeds vs Barnsley Prediction & Match Preview

Leeds vs Barnsley
England – Championship
Date: Thursday, 16 July 2020
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Elland Road.

Leeds has regained their top spot from West Brom with the win over the Swans. The hosts need to win every remaining match to guarantee the title and the seat in the next edition of the Premier League.

The main power of the Whites lies in their backline. After 43 rounds they have conceded the least amount of goals than any other team in the Championship.

The Tykes will almost ensure their demotion to the League One if they are to lose this match. Currently, they are in a drawing streak and with those included they have no wins in three matches.

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

  • The Whites are on a three-match winning streak against this opposition.
  • They have four wins and a loss in the last five head to head games.
  • More than 2.5 goals were scored in three of those five games.
  • The hosts remain unbeaten in four of the last five meetings at this ground.

Leeds vs Barnsley: Prediction

This is the matchup between the first and last teams in the table. There is a clear difference in the forms both of these sides are in.

The home side is winning consistently and they only lost one of their last ten games in the competition. At home, they also have an unbeaten run of six games.

In 20 matches that the visitors took part in this season, the final score was more than 2.5 goals. Leeds has scored 2 or more goals in their last two head to head clashes too.

On the other hand, the visitors have conceded two or more goals in recent away games and most of their meetings with the top five teams. So we can expect a high scoring match since the home team is in blazing form.

They have always maintained discipline at the backline too. In five of their recent matches at home, they managed to keep a clean sheet.

Also, in 21 home fixtures, they have given away only 14 goals. Four of their latest five matches here gave them a clean sheet. So I am backing a high scoring game with only one team getting the goals.

Leeds vs Barnsley: Betting Tips

  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.67 (2/3).
  • Both teams to score: No @ 1.83 (5/6).