Middlesbrough vs Barnsley Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Middlesbrough vs Barnsley Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

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

Middlesbrough made it back-to-back victories as they saw off Birmingham 1-0 on Tuesday evening. Patrick Bamford got the only goal of the game and it continued his great form as he has seven from his last four. Barnsley lost in midweek going down 2-1 away to Cardiff their fifth defeat in their last eight matches. Oliver McBurnie got their goal and continued his great form since his loan move from Swansea and he has four in his last three. The reverse fixture came in mid-October at Oakwell and it finished in a 2-2 draw. The Tykes twice took the lead through Tom Bradshaw and then Cameron McGeehan but were pegged by Martin Braithwaite and Britt Assombalonga.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Middlesbrough are strong favourites to win this fixture and I could not argue with this though I do not think it will be as easy as bookmakers think. Barnsley are showing improved signs of life and can cause problems. The Asian handicap line could be a way to side with them for those interested. Four of the last six teams to visit Boro have scored while the Tykes have netted at Fulham, Villa and Cardiff in recent visits so I like them to net here. Boro should also score so YES in the both teams to score market looks a great price as does the over 2.5 goals while combining these two together might also make sense.

YES in the both teams to score market

Over 2.5 goals in this game

Middlesbrough saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Middlesbrough scored over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Barnsley

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

Barnsley saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Middlesbrough

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Middlesbrough Form Guide

Middlesbrough Team Logo

Middlesbrough

Won

5

Draw

4

Lost

1
W A

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 5 - 6

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

29-09-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-10-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

06-10-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

19-10-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

23-10-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

27-10-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

31-10-2018

EFL Cup

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

03-11-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-11-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Barnsley Form Guide

Barnsley Team Logo

Barnsley

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

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)

W H

13-11-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. F

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Middlesbrough Preview

Boro have taken ten points from their last four fixtures a run that has moved them into the top six and a play-off spot. They have a decent run of games ahead with just one of their next five opponents in the top eight. At the Riverside Stadium, they have won their last three and are unbeaten in their last four. Four of the last six visitors to their ground have managed to find the back of the net at least once. Middlesbrough are in good scoring form having netted ten times in their last four lead by Patrick Bamford and his seven goals. Four of their last five meetings with Barnsley have gone over 2.5 goals with the other featuring two goals.

Middlesbrough Team News

Fabio (thigh) is a doubt while Rudy Gestede (broken ankle) is unlikely to play again this season. Grant Leadbitter will miss the game through suspension.

Barnsley Preview

The Tykes have shown signs of life under Jose Morais with four points from four games though they are still deep in the relegation battle. After this tie, they have three of their next four at their own ground. Away from Oakwell, they have won just one of their last five and two of their last 11 in the league. They have netted at least once in six of their last seven on the road which includes trips to Villa, Cardiff and Fulham. The last five that Barnsley have played have produced exactly two or three goals and 20 of 35 this season. Nine of their last 12 goals in games involving the Yorkshire have come in the opening 45 minutes.

Barnsley Team News

Adam Jackson (concussion) and Matt Mills (ankle) are doubts.

Middlesbrough Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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

1.8

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

Middlesbrough vs Barnsley Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Darren Randolph 188 98
5 LB Ryan Shotton 191 85
4 CD Daniel Ayala 190 81
6 CD Ben Gibson 185 78
3 RB George Friend 188 83
27 CM Muhamed Besic 180 75
8 CM Adam Clayton 175 75
37 CM Adama Traore 178 72
11 RF Patrick Bamford 185 71
19 CF Stewart Downing 180 64
16 LF Jonathan Howson 180 77
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Nick Townsend 185 80
12 LB Dimitri Cavare 184 85
18 CD Adam Jackson 188 80
6 CD Liam Lindsay 193 79
23 RB Daniel Pinillos 182 75
19 RM Kieffer Moore 195 83
34 CM Ryan Hedges 185 65
22 CM Gary Gardner 188 82
4 LM Joseph Williams 185 80
33 CDM Christoph Knasmuellner 178 70
15 CF Oliver McBurnie 188 79