Barnsley and Middlesbrough look well-positioned in mid-table before squaring up against each other on Saturday. As such, both sides will be looking to add to their points tally without too much risk. Barnsley is placed 5th with 68 points from 40 matches. Middlesbrough occupies a position as 10th in the league on a meagre 57 points.
It has been a few rounds since Middlesbrough last taste of success in the Championship and they should expect no presents from upcoming opponents Barnsley.
Stats and facts for Barnsley and Middlesbrough.
- Barnsley did not win the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Barnsley scored in the last 13 of 15 matches;
- Barnsley conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Barnsley’s last 4 of 6 matches.
- Middlesbrough did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
- Middlesbrough has lost the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Middlesbrough scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Middlesbrough conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches.
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Form Barnsley vs Middlesbrough
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Barnsley hope to boost points tally.
One can’t really point a finger on the results for Barnsley in past weeks as they have performed according to their level. In their last 3 matches Barnsley was defeated 2-1 by Sheffield Wednesday, followed by a 1-1 draw with Reading. Their most recent match brought a 2-1 win against Luton.
Middlesbrough can build on recent win
Middlesbrough go into this encounter on the back of some poor performances in the league. In their 3 latest outings Middlesbrough lost 1-0 to Millwall and went on to a 3-1 defeat against Bournemouth. Their latest game produced a 1-1 draw with Watford.
Being both the bookmakers favorite at odds 2.20 and with stronger performances lately than Middlesbrough has put on show, Barnsley seem the natural pick.
Barnsley v Middlesbrough Fixture History
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Goals on the menu:
Barnsley were left reeling when Middlesbrough took a 2-1 win in their latest Championship encounter. It served as pay back for the 1-0 defeat Barnsley handed out in the reverse match. With just 6 of their previous 10 matches going over 2.5 goals, the value bet could be going for under 2.5 goals. With a 5-1-4 against Barnsley in recent match-ups in the Championship Middlesbrough will at least be optimistic of adding another win here.
Placed brilliantly 5th in the table Barnsley have amassed 68 points after 40 games. On 57 points Middlesbrough are ranked in 10th place with an equal amount of matches to their name.
Full Time Betting
Following odds are available for this match with the bookmakers: Barnsley to win pays out at 2.20, the best prize for a draw is 3.25, while an away win for Middlesbrough returns you odds 3.30. Barnsley won 5 of their last 10 home league games whereas Middlesbrough lost 5 of their last 10 away league games.
Looking at the prices on offer by the bookmakers, the chance of this match seeing both teams to score (BTTS) lies at 54%. This equals odds 1.85 if you wish to place a bet on BTTS. Speculating in the opposite outcome that at least one side keeps a clean sheet pays out at 1.85. The last 10 home league games for Barnsley averaged 2.3 goals per game with BTTS paying out 6 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Middlesbrough the average total goals were 2.6 with 7 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.
According to the bookmakers the chance of this match having over 2.5 goals is just 44%. Should you fancy a punt, there are odds around 2.25 available if you bet OVER 2.5 goals. Going the opposite direction and betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.57. Barnsley’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 2.3 goals a game. 4 of Barnsley’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Middlesbrough’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.6 goals per game. 7 of the last 10 away matches for Middlesbrough went over 2.5 goals.