Match Preview: Barnsley 2-0 Blackburn Predictions and Betting Tips, Championship

Tips & Predictions For Today, June 30, 2020.

League: ENGLAND: Championship – Round 40
Match: 18:00 Barnsley – Blackburn
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.37
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:0 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • Barnsley have conceded the opener in half of their home league games, and alarmingly, they are yet to come back and win in that scenario (D4, L6). Moreover, the ‘Tykes’ have a meagre 20% win-rate as home favourites in the league this term (W2, D4, L4), curiously performing better as outsiders here (30% win-rate).
  • For the benefit of optimistic Barnsley fans, however, three of Barnsley’s last four home league wins have seen the decider come beyond the hour mark (61st-75th minute period). In a further testament to their dogged defensive determination, five of Barnsley’s last six league wins have seen them lead 1-0 at half-time.
  • Despite Blackburn Rovers’ poor run of just one win in six (W1, D3, L2), they still remain in the top-six race. Damningly, the Lancashire outfit have shipped 2+ goals in three (D1, L2) of their last four games, whilst losing one half by a precise 2-0 scoreline in both defeats.
  • Just 15.79% of Blackburn’s away league games have produced a goalless first half (HT: W7, D5, L7), whilst 47.37% have yielded over 1.5 first-half goals. In turn, Blackburn’s record of high-scoring away league games (3.11 per-match on average) is a curious element that suggests end-to-end action.
  • Players to watch: Barnsley’s top league scorer Cauley Woodrow (14 goals) has scored three of the five goals in his side’s last three-game unbeaten run, and seeks his first since the restart.
  • Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong has scored four of his side’s last 11 league goals, though none were match openers.
  • Stat attack: Only Charlton received more yellow cards than Barnsley (2.18 per-match on average).
  • There’s not been a draw in Tony Mowbray’s last nine H2Hs with Barnsley (W4, L5).
  • A 60% majority of Blackburn’s league defeats on the road have produced a single-goal margin.
Head-to-head matches: BARNSLEY – BLACKBURN
23.11.19 CHA Blackburn Barnsley 3 : 2
08.04.17 CHA Blackburn Barnsley 0 : 2
26.12.16 CHA Barnsley Blackburn 2 : 0
28.01.14 CHA Barnsley Blackburn 2 : 2
24.08.13 CHA Blackburn Barnsley 5 : 2