Preston North End vs Barnsley Prediction & Betting Tips

With both Preston and Barnsley sitting comfortably mid-table, both will be out to strenghten their position when facing off this coming Saturday. Preston lie 14th in the table on 55 points from 44 games. 22 points ahead following the first 44 matches Barnsley find themselves in 6th place.

Preston aim to spring a surprise when clashing with Barnsley on Saturday after a series of matches without defeat.

Stats and facts for Preston and Barnsley.

  • teamlogoPreston North End unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Preston North End’s last 8 of 10 matches;
  • teamlogoPreston North End scored in the last 4 of 6 matches;
  • teamlogoPreston North End have not conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.
  • teamlogoBarnsley has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
  • teamlogoBarnsley has won in the last 7 of 8 matches when playing away;
  • teamlogoBarnsley scored in the last 15 of 17 matches;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Barnsley’s last 5 of 7 matches.


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Form Preston vs Barnsley

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Tough-to-beat Preston.

Preston will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their 3 latest outings Preston ended with a 0-0 draw against Stoke and went on to a 3-0 win against Derby. Their latest game produced a 1-0 win against Coventry.

Barnsley continue to collect points.

Barnsley look to extend their current momentum with another positive result. In their 3 latest outings Barnsley were hammered by Coventry in a 2-0 defeat and went on to a 1-0 win against Huddersfield. Their latest game produced a 1-0 win against Rotherham.

In a match between two seemingly equal sides, with both in equal shape, it looks like a game that could go either way. Thus, a draw could be the value pick.

Preston v Barnsley 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:

Preston were left emptyhanded, when Barnsley handed them a 2-1 defeat in their last Championship encounter. The former did win the reverse match though, as they secured 3 points to their name by claiming a 3-0 win. With just 6 of their previous 10 matches going over 2.5 goals, the value bet could be going for under 2.5 goals. Barnsley enjoy a 5-3-2 advantage in the Championship against Preston.

Current standings

Preston are placed 14th with 55 points from 44 games. Barnsley occupy a position as 6th in the league on a meagre 77 points.

Full Time Betting

Following odds are available for this match with the bookmakers: Preston to win pays out at 3.30, the best prize for a draw is 3.20, while an away win for Barnsley returns you odds 2.20. Preston won 2 of their last 10 home league games whereas Barnsley lost 2 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 56%. This equals odds 1.80 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 2.00. The last 10 home league games for Preston averaged 2 goals per game with BTTS paying out 3 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Barnsley the average total goals were 2.3 with 4 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.

Over/Under Betting

According to the bookmakers the chance of this match having over 2.5 goals is just 48%. Should you fancy a punt, there are odds around 2.10 available if you bet OVER 2.5 goals. Going the opposite direction and betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.65. Preston’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 2 goals a game. 4 of Preston’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Barnsley’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.3 goals per game. 4 of the last 10 away matches for Barnsley went over 2.5 goals.

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