Barnsley vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Oakwell Stadium

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Barnsley vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) Championship fixture features two sides in opposite halves of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Barnsley suffered a comprehensive 4-1 defeat at the Den to Millwall in the FA Cup Third Round in a game that Brad Potts had given them the lead in but also saw Joe Williams sent-off. Their last league fixture came on New Year’s Day and they picked up a crucial three points when they beat Sunderland 1-0 through an Ethan Pinnock effort. Wolves continued their unbeaten run as they drew 0-0 at home to Swansea in the cup. In the league, they were 3-0 victors over Brentford on January 2nd with a strike each from Ruben Neves, Barry Douglas and Diogo Jota. The reverse fixture came in September at Molienux and it was game that the Black Country outfit won 2-1. Bright Enobakhare gave them an 80th minute lead before the Tykes thought they had claimed a point through Adam Jackson only for Alred N’Diaye to net in injury time to claim all three points.

Betting Tips and Predictions

It is hard to really take on the visitors considering they have lost just two of 13 on the road this season while Barnsley have won just three at Oakwell this season. Given the Black Country outfit have won five of their last six on their travels I could not put anyone off backing them but I want to find a way to enhance the price. Four of the last five Wolves victories and seven of their last nine have been to nil and with the Tykes netting in just one of their last five at Oakwell taking the visitors to win to nil looks a good bet. Another way to enhance the odds if to take Wanderers to be ahead at half-time and then again at full-time. 22 of the 37 league goals the Yorkshire outfit have conceded have come in the first-half and they could find themselves behind early here.

Wolves to win the game to nil

Wolves HT/ Wolves FT

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

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

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

AVG Goals

1.5

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

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W A

29-09-2018

League 1

Fleetwood Town Team Logo Fleetwood Town

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

02-10-2018

League 1

Plymouth Argyle Team Logo Plymouth Argyle

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

06-10-2018

League 1

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

13-10-2018

League 1

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

20-10-2018

League 1

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

23-10-2018

League 1

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

27-10-2018

League 1

Bristol Rovers Team Logo Bristol Rovers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

03-11-2018

League 1

Southend United Team Logo Southend United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

06-11-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. F

Everton Academy

FT 5 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-11-2018

FA Cup

Notts County Team Logo Notts County

FT 4 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Wolverhampton Wanderers Form Guide

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
W A

01-09-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-09-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

22-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

29-09-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-10-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

20-10-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

27-10-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

03-11-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

11-11-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Barnsley Preview

A three-game unbeaten run and five points from the holiday period has allowed the Tykes to put a little distance between themselves and the relegation zone. They now sit in 19th place but this is just two points above Burton in 22nd. At Oakwell, they are without a victory in their last five though each of their last two have ended in draws. They have managed to find the back of the net just once in their last five in front of their own fans. 22 of the 37 league goals Barnsley have conceded this season have come in the first-half. Just one of their last five have gone over 2.5 goals though over the campaign it is an equal split of 13 over and 13 under.

Barnsley Team News

Andy Yiadom (sprained ankle) and Ryan Hedges (thigh) are doubts ahead of this game.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview

Ten points from four games over the festive period has enabled the Black Country outfit to extend their lead at the top. They are now 12 points clear with a superior goal-difference of 18 from their nearest rivals. Away from Molineux, they are unbeaten in their last six winning five of these and drawing the other. They have the joint-best attacking road record (along with Fulham) and the best away defensive record. Wolves have been ahead in 14 of their 26 so far at half-time and have been behind just once going into the interval. Just five of the 20 league goals they have conceded this season have come in the opening half.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News

Danny Batth and Ruben Vinagre will miss out through suspension while Joe Mason (stomach) and Phil Ofosu-Ayeh (ankle) are doubts. Carl Ikeme is a long-term absentee as he fights Leukaemia.

Barnsley Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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

Wolverhampton Wanderers 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 Wolverhampton Wanderers Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Adam Davies 185 75
6 CD Liam Lindsay 193 79
17 RB Andy Yiadom 186 78
12 LB Dimitri Cavare 184 85
16 CD Ethan Pinnock 187 75
7 RM Adam Hammill 178 73
20 CM Brad Potts 188 81
14 CM Stephen Mallan 178 69
22 CDM Gary Gardner 188 82
11 LM Lloyd Isgrove 178 72
9 CF Tom Bradshaw 178 71
No. Pos Player M kg
21 GK John Ruddy 193 97
15 CD Willy Boly 191 81
5 CD Ryan Bennett 188 70
16 CD Conor Coady 185 75
8 CM Ruben Neves 180 80
2 LM Matt Doherty 185 75
27 CM Romain Saiss 190 76
3 RM Barry Douglas 178 64
33 CF Leo Bonatini 185 80
17 LF Helder Costa 178 73
18 RF Diogo Jota 178 70