Birmingham (@2.2) vs Barnsley (@3.3)
20-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Birmingham will win

Birmingham – Barnsley Match Prediction | 20-08-2019

The club was founded in 1887 and it has to be noted that they spend more seasons in the Championship than any other club in the history. Barnsley play their home games at Oakwell, the stadium that was built in 1887. Barnsley are an English club nicknamed the Tykes. The Tykes played in the Sheffield and District League from 1890, but in 1895 they were part of the Midland League.

However, they would see a point in this trip as progress, while that would be par for the course for a Birmingham outfit who have drawn six of their last nine matches at this level, winning just three of their last five league games. A tough spell for the Blues has left them slipping down the table, but will they make the most of this clash with a newly promoted side to turn things around? Meanwhile, this could be a chance for Barnsley to get up and running on the road this term.

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Birmingham, universally known as the Blues, produces a mixed bag of results in recent weeks. Because of that, I suggest wagering on the prospect of a draw. They havent had much success against Barnsley in recent years, however, all of those losses were close-contested ones. Bristol managed to equalize in the 83rd minute of the affair, therefore, securing a point split. Moreover, out of the last 5 games, they recorded 2 wins, 2 losses, and a single draw from the previous round of the Championship. Before the final whistle, the Blues fired 12 shots with 1 landing in the opponents net.

The two clubs have had their fair share of matches in recent years. Moreover, since the start of 2016, they clashed on 4 occasions. Barnsley were triumphant 3 times and the remaining fixture ended in a draw. Therefore, I suggest combining the option of a draw with over 3.5 goals at one of the top betting sites in Nigeria. It is worth noting that in those 4 matches, they averaged just under 3 goals scored.

Currently, they are placed 15th in the league with a win and a loss from the opening rounds. On the other side, Barnsley, or the Colliers as they call them in England, are on a two-game losing streak. I believe theyve learned from their mistakes, therefore, I expect to see them giving the hosts a run for their money. The League One runners-ups suffered a loss against Sheffield Wed, and went on to do the same with Carlisle in the most recent affair.

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Jota quickly established himself as the first-team regular with the Bees and it has to be noted that he scored 23 goals in 69 appearances for the club in the Championship. After ending his loan spells with Real Madrid Castilla and Eibar in 2014, he decided to take a step forward in his career, signing a three-year deal with Championship side Brentford for an undisclosed fee.

Birmingham City aim to bounce back from the defeat to the Reds and the fact that they are undefeated in previous five home games in the English second tier is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Barnsley. The Tykes have collected 4 points from possible 9 as well and seeing that the two teams seem to be evenly matched ahead of the midweek clash, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw.

He said he was pleased with his side picking up a point against Charlton at home at the weekend, so hed likely be impressed with his team landing their first point on the road with a draw in this clash. While theyre also winless in three, its likely to be a game which Daniel Stendel is targeting for a result. The Tykes will come into this one aiming to follow up a five-game unbeaten streak against Birmingham.

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The Tykes have collected 4 points from possible 9 as well and seeing that the two teams seem to be evenly matched ahead of the midweek clash, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Birmingham City aim to bounce back from the defeat to the Reds and the fact that they are undefeated in previous five home games in the English second tier is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Barnsley.

Given that the draw was the most frequent result at St Andrews last term, occurring in 11 of 23 league games, we think you can get decent value on Barnsley picking up a point in this clash. On top of that, theyve drawn their last four home Championship games. Theyre averaging under eight shots per game which is one of the lowest tallies in the division. However, the Blues are looking a little toothless without Che Adams, with their only win coming from a fluke long-range strike. Barnsley may take a little while to get up and running on the road last season just 42% of their points came away from home in the third tier.