Preston vs Barnsley
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 5 October 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Deepdale (Preston).
Having encountered a plight deep into the bottom three of the championship table, Barnsley will have clear ideas about the hardships that lie ahead in their visit to Deepdale. Preston North End will be looking forward to keeping the visitors at bay and make sure they won’t retrace memories from their old visits.
Preston vs Barnsley Head-to-head (h2h)
- The team that hosted the game had recorded two out of the last three wins in their clashes.
- Their previous three meetings in recent times ended in a draw.
- Tykes recorded four of the previous seven victories in their encounters.
- Lilywhites has three wins and five losses at home in 11 encounters since 2000.
Preston vs Barnsley Prediction
With two draws in as many league fixtures, Preston is unbeaten in seven matches. They are also termed as the league’s best home side until now with a five-game unbeaten run at home with one draw. Also, the Lilywhites have scored over 1.5 goals in six of their seven home matches this season across all competitions.
On the contrary, having claimed just one point on the road so far, Barnsley hasn’t registered a single goal in the league season. With four of their five league away goals conceded coming in the second half, there is a shred of clear evidence that Gaffer’s talks after the half time aren’t working in the dressing room of the visitor’s lounge.
Even though the guests are unbeaten in five h2h meetings with Preston, the Tykes only narrowly trail the overall h2h clashes with 20 wins and 22 losses. As for the current stats, Preston is in better form in the league which gives them more leverage along with the home ground advantage over the visitors. As such, the match will be in the hands of the home team. Also, with the host probably leading in either of the forty-five minutes of the event.
Preston vs Barnsley Betting tips
Preston vs Barnsley Best bet: Preston to win @ 1.60 (3/5).
To win either half: Preston @ 1.40 (2/5).