Barnsley vs Brighton & Hove Albion Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Barnsley vs Brighton & Hove Albion Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

Barnsley v Brighton & Hove Albion, Match Prediction

This game at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon (15:00) will feature two sides in the top half of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Recent head-to-head meetings have produced mixed results with Brighton winning two of their last six, Barnsley also winning two while the game has finished all square twice. The last meeting between the pair occurred in September at the Amex and it was the Seagulls who came out on top 2-0 thanks to a goal in each half from Glenn Murray.

It was all three points at Villa Park on Tuesday evening for Barnsley who kept alive their play-off hopes with victory.  The Tykes had Adam Armstrong (pen) and a brace from Tom Bradshaw to thank for the goals in their 3-1 victory.

It was a disappointing home draw with Ipswich last time out for Brighton.  They went 1-0 down in the ninth minute to a Luke Chambers goal before Tomer Hemed penalty put them level. The game was to produce no more goals and ended 1-1.

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Betting Tips and Predictions

Four of the six matches away to top ten sides that Brighton have played have gone over 2.5 goals (with the other two both featuring exactly two).  Four of the five Barnsley have played at top half sides at home have also gone over 2.5.  Over 2,5 then looks the way to play this.

Brentford, Huddersfield and Preston have all grabbed two or more against Brighton in recent weeks and I see no reason why Barnsley can not do so either.  They look decent value to go over 1.5 goals here which would have paid in six of nine at Oakwell versus top 16 sides.

Over 2.5 goals in this game

Barnsley to score over 1.5 goals 

Barnsley Preview

It was an important three points at Villa last time as it put to an end a run of three games without a victory and gave Barnsley some hope in their play-off chase. They sit in ninth place headed into the weekend fixtures, six behind Sheffield Wednesday though the Owls have a game in hand.

Results at Oakwell have been disappointing in recent weeks with just one win in their last five matches at their own ground in all competitions. Five of their last seven home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals.

11 of the last 19 goals in Barnsley games have came in the first half of matches. Just four of their last nine Championship fixtures have seen both teams find the back of the net.

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Brighton Preview

A 1-1 draw with Ipswich last time out and victory for Huddersfield in third means that the Terriers are now four points behind Brighton in the race for an automatic promotion slot.

The Seagulls have struggled on the road in recent weeks going four games in all competitions without a win. An inability to keep a clean sheet on their travels is a current problem as they have conceded in each of their last seven matches.

Five of their last six away fixtures in the league have gone over 2.5 goals and the same amount have seen both teams find the back of the net. The last two ties would have gone over 3.5 goals.

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Barnsley Team News

Barnsley midfielder Josh Scowen (unknown) is a doubt while Aidy White (pelvic injury) is also missing. The Tykes will welcome back Alex Mowatt from suspension.

Brighton Team News

Gaeten Bong (knee), Liam Rosenior (foot) and Niki Maenpaa (shoulder) are all rated doubtful.

Barnsley saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Brighton & Hove Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Brighton & Hove Albion have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played against Barnsley

AVG Goals

1.4

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

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
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)

D H

18-08-2018

League 1

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

21-08-2018

League 1

Rochdale Team Logo Rochdale

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

25-08-2018

League 1

Scunthorpe United Team Logo Scunthorpe United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

League 1

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

04-09-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. F

Oldham Athletic Team Logo Oldham Athletic

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

08-09-2018

League 1

Walsall Team Logo Walsall

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-09-2018

League 1

Coventry City Team Logo Coventry City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Brighton & Hove Albion Form Guide

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo

Brighton & Hove Albion

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
D A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

03-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Nantes Team Logo Nantes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

11-08-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

19-08-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

25-08-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

01-09-2018

Premier League

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

17-09-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

22-09-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Barnsley Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

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

Brighton & Hove Albion Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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 Brighton & Hove Albion Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Adam Davies 185 75
5 CD Angus MacDonald 184 70
29 LB Gethin Jones 180 -
17 RB Andy Yiadom 186 78
4 CD Marc Roberts 183 81
36 CM Matthew James 181 73
15 LM Marley Watkins 178 65
40 RM Ryan Kent 176 -
10 CM George Moncur 176 63
32 CF Adam Armstrong 172 69
20 CF Tom Bradshaw 178 71
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK David Stockdale 191 84
12 RB Sebastien Pocognoli 182 72
5 CD Lewis Dunk 192 88
22 CD Shane Duffy 193 76
2 LB Bruno Saltor 181 75
15 RM Jamie Murphy 178 72
14 CM Steve Sidwell 178 70
6 CM Dale Stephens 169 71
11 LM Anthony Knockaert 172 69
17 CF Glenn Murray 183 79
9 CF Sam Baldock 170 67