Leeds United vs Barnsley Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Leeds United vs Barnsley Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) Yorkshire derby features a Barnsley side in need of points at the bottom of the table.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Leeds made it back-to-back defeats last time out as they lost 1-0 at Villa Park to promotion chasing Aston Villa.  United can have few complaints about the result in a game they struggled to create a chance in.

Barnsley picked up their third draw in the last six with a 2-2 tie at Bolton in a match that they were probably second best in.  A 93rd minute Olly McBurnie goal saw them rescue a point in a tie that Gary Gardner had put them ahead in the 22nd minute.

The reverse fixture came in late November and it was United who won that one 2-0 thanks to a goal each from Samuel Saiz and Egzijan Aliovski.  Leeds have won three of their last four against Barnsley.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bookmakers are having trouble splitting the pair given Barnsley have the greater need to win while neither side are showing any kind of consistency.  As such I would recommend looking to the goals market rather than the results market.

The hosts have seen ten of their last 14 go over 2.5 goals while this happened in three of the last four for the road teams so this looks the way to play.  Gary Gardner has bagged in two of the last three for the Tykes and he goes off a big anytime scorer price here.

 

Over 2.5 goals in this game

Gary Gardner to score at any time

 

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

Leeds United saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Barnsley

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

Barnsley saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Leeds United

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Leeds United Form Guide

Leeds United Team Logo

Leeds United

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
L A

09-05-2018

Club Friendlies

MNL All Stars

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Forest Green Rovers Team Logo Forest Green Rovers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

19-07-2018

Club Friendlies

York City Team Logo York City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Southend United Team Logo Southend United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Oxford United Team Logo Oxford United

FT 4 - 3

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

26-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Guiseley Team Logo Guiseley

FT 3 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

29-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

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)

Leeds United Preview

The Whites are limping towards the end of the season with just one point from their last four a run that seems them stuck in mid-table.  Their two remaining fixtures after this one are against mid-table sides with a trip to Norwich and then hosting QPR on the last day.

At Elland Road, they have had a mixed set of results with two victories, two draws and two defeats from their last six.  In none of their last four and just one of their last eight at their own ground have United kept a clean sheet.

54% of the goals Leeds have scored this season have come in the second-half with 41% in the 30 minutes after the interval.  They have netted at least two times in each of their three previous meetings with Barnsley.

 

Leeds United Team News

Pontus Jansson (concussion), Adam Forshaw, Matthew Pennington (both calf), Liam Cooper (thigh) and Tyler Roberts (shin) are doubts while Conor Shaughnessy and Luke Ayling (both ankle) are long-term absentees.  Gaetano Beradi will miss the rest of the season through suspension.

Barnsley Preview

It has been an improvement of late for the Tykes but six points from their last six keeps them in the bottom three.  Crucially though they have four matches to play instead of three with road trips to Forest and Derby to come along with a home game against Brentford.  

Away from Oakwell, they have lost each of their last three and six of their last eight winning just one of these.  They have though managed to find the back of the net in eight of their last ten road trips.

Seven of the last nine Barnsley have played have seen both teams score with five of these nine also going over 2.5 goals.  Gary Gardner has two goals in his last three while Ollie McBurnie has six in his last ten.

 

Barnsley Team News

Mamadou Thiam (unknown) and Matt Mills (ankle) are doubts. Nick Townsend (hand) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

 

Leeds United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

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 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

Leeds United vs Barnsley Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
30 GK Bailey Peacock-Farrell 188 73
5 LB Matthew Pennington 185 77
37 CD Paudie O'Connor - -
18 CD Pontus Jansson 194 89
46 RB Tom Pearce - -
19 CM Pablo Hernandez 173 70
21 CM Samuel Saiz 174 68
25 CDM Ronaldo Vieira 177 74
23 CDM Kalvin Phillips 177 72
10 CM Ezgjan Alioski 172 63
7 CF Kemar Roofe 178 71
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Adam Davies 185 75
3 RB Ezekiel Fryers 183 75
6 CD Liam Lindsay 193 79
5 CD Matthew Mills 191 82
17 LB Andy Yiadom 186 78
15 RM Oliver McBurnie 188 79
21 CM Connor Mahoney 172 67
20 CM Brad Potts 188 81
7 LM Adam Hammill 178 73
22 CDM Gary Gardner 188 82
9 CF Tom Bradshaw 178 71