Barnsley v Burton Albion Betting Tips: 1, 2019-02-19

League One/Two Tips

BARNSLEY v BURTON ALBION
League One
Tuesday 19th February 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: Barnsley to win
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.74 (odds taken at 23:45 GMT, 18 Feb 2019)

From the Champions League to Oakwell next as we return to domestic action in League One with an important fixture between Barnsley and Burton Albion as the betting tips continue with the hosts looking to reduce the gap on league leaders Luton Town tonight…

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Barnsley Prediction

Barnsley registered a third win on the trot in League One on the weekend with a 2-1 home win over Wycombe Wanderers and extended their unbeaten run to 12 matches overall which includes grabbing nine wins during this impressive spell of form.

With six wins from their last seven league matches, Barnsley have lifted themselves up into automatic promotion reckoning as they now sit in second place in the third tier and hold a five point cushion ahead of third placed Portsmouth.

Another three points tonight would see Barnsley take another big step towards promotion back to the Championship, and with an impressive home record of 11-5-0 28/10 and still remaining unbeaten at Oakwell, another home win looks to be on the cards here.

If The Tykes manage another win here, it would be a seventh league win on the trot on home soil with this impressive winning streak including notable wins against Peterborough United, Charlton Athletic and Wycombe Wanderers.

Midfielders McGeehan (4 goals) and Mowatt (5 goals) along with forwards Thiam (7 goals) and Woodrow (6 goals) look the most likely for the hosts. However, leading goalscorer Moore (16 goals) is expected to miss out due to concussion.

 

Key-Facts – Barnsley v Burton Albion

  • Barnsley have won 6 of their last 7 matches in League One
  • Barnsley have won their last 6 home matches on the trot
  • Burton have conceded in 13 of their 16 away matches to date

 

Burton Albion Prediction

Burton Albion currently occupy a disappointing mid-table position in League One despite extending their unbeaten run in the third tier to five matches following a point away at Shrewsbury Town on the weekend with a 1-1 draw at the New Meadows.

However, Burton have been unable to make strides up the league table as The Brewers have drawn four of these last five matches with stalemates against Doncaster Rovers, Bradford City, Oxford United and Shrewsbury Town, although they did register a 2-0 win away at AFC Wimbledon two matches ago.

Burton Albion have also improved their form away from home too in recent weeks under manager Nigel Clough with a run of five matches without defeat on their travels which includes wins at Rochdale and the aforementioned Wimbledon amidst an overall away record of 4-5-7 21/24.

However, these two recent wins on the road were against teams sitting in the lower reaches of League One, so they’re expected to face a much tougher prospect in the shape of second placed Barnsley on Tuesday night.

Betting Tips Verdict

Barnsley have momentum and confidence on their side even without Moore, while Burton face a big test tonight to see if they really have turned a corner.


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