Barnsley vs Accrington (By: Saconex)
England League 1
Barnsley (2) vs Accrington Stanley (15)
Barnsley are standing with total record of 20-10-5 and 62-28 in goal difference. So as it stands there is 5 points up to leaders Luton Town (1) and 2 points down to Sunderland (3). The hosts should be fired up here taking in mind how tight it probably will be in the fight of the two direct promotion spots. After two 0-0 matches vs Burton (11) & Portsmouth (4), they managed to get back winning without problems when Southend (13) got crushed 0-3 last time out. That was impressive taking in mind that they played with 10 men last 60 minutes. McGeehan & Brown suspended. Still missing top goalscorer Moore.
New promoted team Accrington are placed 4 points above the relegation zone with total record of 10-11-13 and 35-46 in goal difference. When that being said, I really don’t think this team will get relegated, but with only 1 win last 11 matches (1-4-6), they need to turn things around pretty soon. They dont concede that many goals, but are at the same time having problems in creating chances. Goalkeeper Evtimov suspended. Sykes injured.
* 5 of last 7 Barnsley victories ended with 2+ goals wins
* 4 of 7 Accrington losses on their travels this season ended up losing with 2+ goals
Barnsley are undefeated at home since March 2018 and they have to be considered as one of the strongest contenders to a direct promotion back to Championship. Taking in mind how tight the title race probably will be, matches like this have to end with 3 points. And although Accrington not are conceding that many goals, I expect this to be very hard for them. Barnsley will probably be on fire from start and anything else than a home win will be a big surprise imo. Home win expected, hopefully with 2+ goals.
Barnsley vs Accrington predictions
|Barnsley AH -1||Bet365||1.77||10||2-0 WON (+7.7 units)|
Barnsley vs Accrington betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Saconex).