Middlesbrough vs Barnsley Prediction & Match Preview

Middlesbrough vs Barnsley
England – League Cup
Date: Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).

In a fight to decide who faces Chelsea in the 1/16 finals, Middlesbrough and Barnsley will lock horns in the 1/32 finals of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.

After a tight victory against Shrewsbury in the last League Cup match, Boro will host the EFL Cup fixture at Riverside Stadium. Meanwhile, the host had their previous encounter in the schedule against Watford, in which they lost with a 1-0 score on the board in the Championship.

The Reds are on the back of a narrow win in the EFL fixture and it might not prove enough to beat the home team at the latter’s strongest suit. On the other hand, the Tykes lost at home against Luton in a similar campaign fixture in the schedule.

Middlesbrough vs Barnsley Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The host has recorded four of the last five overall wins.
  • Their previous encounter gave a 1-0 home win for the Tykes.
  • Only one of their last five fixtures has ended in a draw.
  • Both teams have scored in half of the past ten meetings.
  • The host is unbeaten at home in the last three clashes.

Middlesbrough vs Barnsley Prediction

It will be a tight match at Riverside, and it is also likely to have no winner in ninety minutes. Even though only one of their last five h2h clashes has ended in a draw, the stakes are high for both clubs looking to reach at least the 1/32 finals of the EFL Cup.

If we are to pick one of the two that has a closer chance, it will be Boro. The host enjoys the home ground advantage and hasn’t lost to the Tykes in the recent three h2h fixtures held here. So, the double chance favoring Middlesbrough will probably be the best bet for the punters.

Despite holding the advantage, their last EFL clash saw them conceding three goals. This forces us to back the BTTS in the game since there is a chance of Barnsley also taking part in the goal-scoring.

Middlesbrough vs Barnsley Betting tips

  • Both teams to score: Yes @ 1.80 (4/5).
  • Double chance: Middlesbrough or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).