Stoke City vs Barnsley
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (Stoke on Trent).
Stoke City look to strengthen their promotion chances with a win against struggling Barnsley on Wednesday night.
The Potters have been impressive in the early parts of the 2021/22 season and sit at 3rd in the table, 1 point behind leaders West Brom.
They took a 0-3 beating from Fulham before the international break but bounced back this weekend with a 2-1 win in the tricky home fixture against Huddersfield.
Barneley on the other hand are 17th after managing a single win from 6 matches played so far. The win came on matchday 2 and the weekend’s 0-3 defeat at Bournemouth put them on a four match winless run.
Stoke City vs Barnsley Head-to-head
- There have been 4 draws in their last 8 h2h meetings with the teams sharing 2 wins each.
- The corresponding fixture at the Bet365 Stadium was a 2-2 draw with Barnley on the reverse at the home turf 2-0.
- Four of their last 5 meetings saw over 3.5 goals. The goal aggregate during this period swung in Stoke favour 10 to 5.
Stoke City vs Barnsley Prediction
I am impressed by the way Stoke City is playing in this season and they must be counted as genuine promotion candidates. However their consistency will be tested in the long run.
Focusing back to Wednesday’s match, Barnsley showed little to convince us that they can match up with quality teams in the league or bag results on the road.
All things considered, a comfortable home win is on the cards with goals at a premium.
Stoke City vs Barnsley Betting Tips
Stoke City -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 3.30 odd
Correct Score: Stoke City 2-0 @ 7.50.