Barnsley vs Sunderland Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Barnsley vs Sunderland Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) game from Oakwell features two sides looking to bounce back from defeat in their last league game. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

It was a fiery Yorkshire derby at Bramall Lane at the weekend for Barnsley who went down 1-0 to Sheffield United and had influential defender Angus MacDonald sent-off. In midweek, Barnsley got a few days off as they awaited the winner of the game between Grimsby and Derby which was postponed intitially.

Sunderland also suffered disappointment last time out in the league as they lost at home to Leeds United 2-0. In midweek, the Black Cats saw off Carlisle 2-1 with a goal each from Donald Love and Lynden Gooch.

The last time these sides met was back in 2007 and this makes it hard to be especially relevant but for those who care the Black Cats won that day as they have done in five of their last six meetings.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

I am not at the stage yet when I am ready to back Sunderland at short odds at home nor do I feel Barnsley are so bad at Oakwell that they should be such a big price. I have my reservations about the Tykes but then I do the Black Cats and at these prices the home side are a must back in the draw no bet market.

Ryan Hedges is the most likely scorer for the home side but I think I will take a play on Brad Potts who goes off at larger prices and was a threat from midfield in their last league game.

 

Barnsley draw no bet

Brad Potts first goalscorer, each-way unlimited places

 

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

Barnsley have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 4 games against Sunderland

Sunderland saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Sunderland have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 4 games against Barnsley

AVG Goals

1.9

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)

Sunderland Form Guide

Sunderland Team Logo

Sunderland

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D A

11-08-2018

League 1

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

16-08-2018

EFL Cup

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-08-2018

League 1

Scunthorpe United Team Logo Scunthorpe United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

22-08-2018

League 1

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 3)

W A

25-08-2018

League 1

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

01-09-2018

League 1

Oxford United Team Logo Oxford United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

04-09-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. A

Stoke City Academy

FT 4 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

08-09-2018

League 1

Fleetwood Town Team Logo Fleetwood Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

15-09-2018

League 1

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

League 1

Rochdale Team Logo Rochdale

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

Barnsley Preview

It has been a tough start to the season for Barnsley who have lost games to Bristol City, Sheffield United and Ipswich while they have defeated Nottingham Forest. This is the first of a run of five home fixtures that sees all three relegated sides from the Premier League at Oakwell along with Villa and QPR.

At home, it has been six draws from eight games though none of the two they have played this season ended all-square. Each of the last four in front of their own fans have seen both teams score and exactly two or three goals.

Ryan Hedges is the only Barnsley player to have scored more than one league goal this season. Brad Potts managed four shots in their last league game though none of them were on target.

 

Barnsley Team News

Angus MacDonald will miss the game through suspension

Sunderland Preview

After a solid start from their first three games the Black Cats suffered their first league defeat of the season going down at home to Leeds. This is the first of a trio of fixtures that Simon Grayson will think they can claim all three points from with the others being home matches against Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest.

On the road, they have looked better as their counting-attacking strengths come to the fore taking four points from two away matches.  Both games have seen both teams score and produced a total of six goals.

Lewis Grabban is their top scorer this season with three league goals while Aiden McGeady and George Honeyman have netted one each. Billy Jones registered two shots in the game from his position as a full-back one of which he should have scored from.

 

Sunderland Team News

Bryan Oviedo (calf) is back in training while Josh Maja (knee), Patrick McNair and Duncan Watmore (both cruciate) are out for at least a month.

 

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

Sunderland Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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 Sunderland Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Adam Davies 185 75
2 LB Jason McCarthy 186 80
6 CD Liam Lindsay 193 79
18 CD Adam Jackson 188 80
24 RB Matthew Pearson 190 72
4 CDM Joseph Williams 185 80
7 LM Adam Hammill 178 73
15 RM Harvey Barnes 174 66
10 CM George Moncur 176 63
20 CM Brad Potts 188 81
19 CF Ike Ugbo - -
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Robbin Ruiter 196 78
2 LB Billy Jones 181 77
18 CD Tyias Browning 181 76
23 CD Lamine Kone 189 90
3 RB Bryan Oviedo 172 70
26 LM George Honeyman 173 72
6 CM Lee Cattermole 178 76
17 CM Ibrahim Didier Ndong 179 75
19 RM Aiden McGeady 178 72
9 CF James Vaughan 180 80
11 CF Lewis Grabban 183 71