Barnsley vs Cardiff City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Oakwell Stadium

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Barnsley vs Cardiff City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (19:45) game features two sides in opposite halves of the Championship table but both are in good form. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Barnsley continued their recent good form with a point at Carrow Road at the weekend with a 1-1 draw against Norwich. The Tykes were the stronger team on expected goals data but only had a 47th minute Harvey Barnes equalizer to show for their efforts. Cardiff saw off in-form Brentford last time out as they registered a 2-0 home victory over their London visitors. The goals on that occasion were scored Joe Ralls and Danny Ward though the expected goals data favoured the Bees. The meetings between the pair last season saw the Tykes take four points drawing 0-0 at Oakwell and edging a seven-goal thriller 4-3 in Wales. It marks a trend that has seen the home team fail to win any of the last five head-to-heads.

Betting Tips and Predictions

If you look at the league table you would think Cardiff look good here but they have struggled on their travels recently while Barnsley are showing good form and looked full of confidence at the weekend against Norwich. My advice is to stay clear of the match markets and look elsewhere for the value. I like the look of a couple of players in the anytime goalscorer market who I think represent good value. Firstly, Adam Hammill who was excellent for the Yorkshire outfit against Norwich at the weekend and registered four shots, three off which were on target. Secondly, Junior Hoilett was one of three players who impressed going forward for the Bluebirds last time out and he looks another due a goal soon.

Adam Hammill to score at any time

Junior Hoilett to score at any time

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

Barnsley saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Cardiff City

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Barnsley

AVG Goals

1.3

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

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L H

21-10-2017

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

28-10-2017

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

31-10-2017

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 2 - 4

(HT 2 - 2)

W H

04-11-2017

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

18-11-2017

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

21-11-2017

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

25-11-2017

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

28-11-2017

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

02-12-2017

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

09-12-2017

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

Cardiff City Form Guide

Cardiff City Team Logo

Cardiff City

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
L A

13-10-2017

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

21-10-2017

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

28-10-2017

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

31-10-2017

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

04-11-2017

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

18-11-2017

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

21-11-2017

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

26-11-2017

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

01-12-2017

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

11-12-2017

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

Barnsley Preview

It is now four games unbeaten and eight points from a possible 12 on offer for the Tykes as they start to climb the table. They sit in 16th place and five of their next nine are at their own ground. At Oakwell, it has been a mixed bag with three victories, two draws and three defeats though they have won just one of their last five here. Just one of their last four in front of their own fans has gone over 2.5 goals. Barnsley sit sixth in the goals per game table with an average of 2.81 per fixture and nine of 16 having gone over 2,5 goals. Around 55% of their goals have come in the first-half with the average time of first goal scored at home the 12th minute.

Barnsley Team News

Angus MacDonald is a concern after going off injured at the weekend while Lloyd Isgrove (thigh), Gary Gardner (leg) and Adam Jackson (knee) are unlikely to feature.

Cardiff City Preview

The Bluebirds are in good form with just one defeat in five and just two in their last ten in the league. They are in third place and not one of their next 14 are against a side that is currently in the top eight. Away from the Cardiff City Stadium, they have struggled recently with three defeats and just two victories in their last six. Three of their last five and four of the last six have gone over 2.5 goals. Cardiff sit third bottom of the goals per game table with an average of just 2.18 per fixture and nine of 17 having gone under 2.5 goals. Danny Ward has two in the last three while Joe Ralls has two in the last five.

Cardiff City Team News

Omar Bogle will miss out through suspension while Kenneth Zohore (ankle), Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (leg), Ashley Richards, Kadeem Harris (both ankle) and Lee Camp (groin) are all expected to be out.

Barnsley 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

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

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 Cardiff City Sidelined Players

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Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player m kg
1 GK Adam Davies 185 75
17 LB Andy Yiadom 186 78
24 CD Matthew Pearson 190 72
3 RB Ezekiel Fryers 183 75
6 CD Liam Lindsay 193 79
34 RM Ryan Hedges 185 65
20 CM Brad Potts 188 81
8 CM Cameron McGeehan 180 71
7 LM Adam Hammill 178 73
22 CDM Gary Gardner 188 82
26 CF Mamadou Khady Thiam 179 82
No. Pos Player m kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 191 89
5 LB Bruno Ecuele Manga 185 76
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 88
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 89
3 RB Joseph Bennett 177 74
21 AM Craig Bryson 170 60
8 CM Joe Ralls 183 63
17 CM Aron Gunnarsson 177 70
33 RM Junior Hoilett 173 70
18 LM Callum Paterson 183 76
9 CF Danny Ward 180 88