Barnsley vs Birmingham City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Barnsley vs Birmingham City Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides at the bottom end of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Barnsley picked up a useful three points in midweek as they won an entertaining game at Burton 4-2. The goals were shared around the team with one each for Lloyd Isgrove, Brad Potts, Joseph Williams and Harvey Barnes. Birmingham continued their recent struggles going down at home to Brentford. The game looked to be headed to a goalless draw but the Bees netted two in the last 16 minutes including one from the penalty spot. The Tykes took four points from their two meetings last season against the Blues winning 3-0 at St Andrew’s and drawing 2-2 at Oakwell. Marc Roberts had mixed fortunes in these games, getting sent-off in Yorkshire and grabbing the opener in the Midlands.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The Blues have lost six of seven on the road so I was looking to oppose them but given the Tykes have won just two of seven (and none of their last four) at home I could not bring myself to back them either so I will look away from the match markets for the recommended bets. A combined 15 of the 29 this pair have played this season have been level at half-time and this looks a sensible way to approach this game. It is also most likely given the scoring issues both these sides have that the interval scoreline will be 0-0 so take a little play on this.

Game to be drawn at half-time

Game to be a 0-0 draw at half-time

Barnsley saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Barnsley saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Birmingham City

Birmingham City saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Barnsley

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Barnsley Form Guide

Barnsley Team Logo

Barnsley

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
D H

14-04-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

24-04-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

04-08-2018

League 1

Oxford United Team Logo Oxford United

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

League 1

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Blackpool Team Logo Blackpool

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Birmingham City Form Guide

Birmingham City Team Logo

Birmingham City

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

12-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FK Akhmat Team Logo FK Akhmat

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Ulm Team Logo Ulm

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Cheltenham Town Team Logo Cheltenham Town

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

27-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

04-08-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

11-08-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Barnsley Preview

The Tykes have lost just one of their last six and taken nine points from these fixtures with two victories and three draws. They are currently in 19th place and have taken 16 points though have a game in hand of most sides having played just 14 times. At Oakwell, they are without a win in four drawing two of these games and losing the other two. They have kept just one clean sheet at their own ground this season and that was against struggling Sunderland. The 20 goals they have scored this season puts them in the middle of the table as does the 21 they have conceded. Five of the last six that they have conceded have come in the first 45 minutes.

Barnsley Team News

They have no registered injuries or suspensions

Birmingham City Preview

After a promising open game victory for boss Steve Cotterill it is now just one point from their last three for the Blues. After this game, each of their next four comes against a side in the top 14 of the division. Away from St Andrew’s, they have taken just one point all season with defeats in each of their last two. A lack of road goals is an issue with only Burton going lower than the three that they have netted. Goals in general are an issue for Birmingham who are the lowest scorers in the division with just eight netted. Just six of the 23 that they have conceded this season have come in the opening 45 minutes.

Birmingham City Team News

David Stockdale (broken wrist) and Jason Lowe (hamstring) are close to returns while Carl Jenkinson (dislocated shoulder), Isaac Vassell (knee), Emilio Nsue (unknown) and Maxime Colin (leg) are doubts.

Barnsley Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Birmingham City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Barnsley vs Birmingham City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Adam Davies 185 75
3 RB Ezekiel Fryers 183 75
6 CD Liam Lindsay 193 79
17 LB Andy Yiadom 186 78
5 CD Angus MacDonald 184 70
15 RM Harvey Barnes 174 66
20 CM Brad Potts 188 81
10 CM George Moncur 176 63
4 CDM Joseph Williams 185 80
11 LM Lloyd Isgrove 178 72
9 CF Tom Bradshaw 178 71
No. Pos Player M kg
29 GK Tomasz Kuszczak 190 84
3 RB Jonathan Grounds 185 80
4 CD Marc Roberts 183 81
12 CD Harlee Dean 190 82
2 LB Emilio Nsue 182 75
27 CM Jota 180 67
23 CM David Cotterill 175 71
6 CDM Maikel Kieftenbeld 179 75
18 CM Sam Gallagher 194 75
26 CDM David Davis 173 77
10 CF Lukas Jutkiewicz 185 81