Barnsley vs Middlesbrough – Predictions, Free Bets, Odds and Betting Tips

Barnsley FC
Barnsley FC
League Position 18
Goals Scored 13
Goals Conceded 15
14th October 2017
Middlesbrough FC
Middlesbrough FC
League Position 11
Goals Scored 13
Goals Conceded 9
18 League Position 11
13 Goals Scored 13
15 Goals Conceded 9
Barnsley face off against Middlesbrough at the Oakwell on Saturday afternoon. The Yorkshire outfit have had an indifferent spell in this Championship 2017-18 season, and they linger just above the drop zone in 18th place with 11 points. Meanwhile, Middlesbrough have played a game more than their league counterparts, and they occupy the 11th position on the table with 16 points. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.

Barnsley FC vs Middlesbrough FC – Betting Tips for the game

Barnsley come into the game on the back of a 3-1 triumph over Millwall. The victory was their first in five attempts in their Championship campaign. Tom Bradshaw scored a goal in either half for Barnsley.

Middlesbrough have stuttered with their league form of late, and they are winless in their previous three outings. Garry Monk’s side drew 2-2 versus Brentford in their last game. Middlesbrough came twice from behind against Brentford with Fabio scoring the vital equaliser in the 76th minute.

The previous meeting between the clubs was at the Riverside Stadium in 2014 with Middlesbrough securing a comfortable 3-1 win. The scores were 1-1 until the 90th minute when goals from Danny Graham and Lee Tomlin sealed the victory.

The last outing at the Oakwell, however, went in Barnsley’s favour by a 3-2 score. Barnsley scored all their goals in the first period, and they had to withstand a late comeback from Middlesbrough to bag the win. Our betting tips and predictions expect a Middlesbrough victory.

Prediction and betting tip: Middlesbrough win at 10/11 with Sky Bet

Barnsley FC vs Middlesbrough FC – Match odds

Barnsley are priced at 7/2 for a victory. We do not predict their victory even on their home turf. Middlesbrough possess one of the best defensive records in the division and they will back themselves to find the scoresheet against a Barnsley side, who are yet to beat a team in the top-half of the table. Our preview is confident of a Middlesbrough win and it can be backed at 10/11 with Sky Bet.

Barnsley win odds: 7/2 with Sportingbet

Barnsley and Middlesbrough draw odds: 11/4 with Bet365

Middlesbrough win odds: 10/11 with Sky Bet

Barnsley FC vs Middlesbrough FC – Correct Score odds

Barnsley have been regular scorers in the Championship this term, drawing blank in just two of their 10 games. Middlesbrough, though, have failed to find the net in three matches, although they have kept five clean sheets compared to Barnsley’s one. Middlesbrough are unbeaten in their last three away trips. Our correct score prediction is to go with a 1-0 Middlesbrough win at 13/2 with Unibet.

Correct score prediction: Middlesbrough 1-0 win at 13/2 with Unibet

Barnsley FC vs Middlesbrough FC – Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds

Barnsley have been involved in high-scoring games this term with seven of their 10 games witnessing two or more goals. However, Middlesbrough tend to focus on their defence on the road with recent draws against Fulham and Aston Villa producing two goals in total. Our prediction is to go with under 2.5 goals at 17/20 with Bet365

Goal odds and predictions: Under 2.5 goals at 17/20 with Bet365

Barnsley FC vs Middlesbrough FC – First Goalscorer odds

Britt Assombalonga has been the leading scorer for Middlesbrough this term with five goals in 11 appearances. The 24-year-old has scored intermittently for Garry Monk’s men, but he is still the outright choice to lead the line. Assombalonga has failed to score in his only other meeting against Barnsley. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Assombalonga at 7/2 with William Hill.

First goal scorer prediction: Assombalonga at 7/2 with William Hill

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