Barnsley vs Birmingham City Betting Tip BTTS – 11 February 2020

Further goals likely at Oakwell

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EnglandBarnsley vs Birmingham CityEngland
11th February 1945hrs
Football – England – Championship
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 4/6 odds taken 2000 GMT, Monday 10 February

Games are running out for Barnsley who need victories as they attempt to climb out the bottom three. A tough test awaits against a Birmingham team who have not lost since New Years Day.

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Barnsley Preview – Can Barnsley pick up a first win in five to revive their survival hopes?

It might not be at the critical stage just yet but it soon will be for Barnsley’s hopes of staying in the Championship. The Tykes have won one of their last eight league games and find themselves second bottom – a full eight points from safety. That’s hugely concerning for a team who were only promoted last season but not altogether surprising.
Gerhard Struber has been in charge since the end of November and is getting a baptism of fire in his first taste of English football. The Austrian definitely had an instant impact as Barnsley won five of 10 shortly after his arrival but it’s now no wins since the beginning of January.
Our betting prediction:
Over 2.5 goals
83/100


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If Barnsley are to pull off a remarkable recovery and stay in this league then it will likely be their home form which saves them. Four of their five wins so far in this campaign have come at Oakwell. Recently that has meant just one defeat in their last seven home matches in the Championship which is impressive going for a team in their position.

Games at Oakwell tend to bring with it plenty of goals as well with 55 in the 16 league games thus far this season. Only QPR’s home games have featured more (57).

Birmingham City Preview – Are Blues set to continue their recent good run to keep their faint playoff hopes alive?

It may be a 10 point gap between Birmingham and the playoffs but Blues fans will not be giving up hope just yet. That’s because Pep Colet’s men have put together an impressive run of form of late which has seen them go unbeaten since losing to Wigan on New Years Day. After that loss it could well have spiralled Birmingham into a relegation battle but the team have recovered extremely well.

In terms of their league form it’s now three wins and two draws in their last five games whilst they have also progressed into the fifth round of the FA Cup where they will face Leicester City at the beginning of next month.

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Considering this was a team who lost six in seven heading into 2020 it’s been a significant turnaround in form for Birmingham and will give them some belief they can continue climbing the table. Seven of the top eight are in very good form at the moment so they will have to rely on a drop off of form from some of those above them.

However, if they can keep winning games and inch their way closer they could well be one of those strong finishers we often see sneak into the playoffs.

Barnsley vs Birmingham City Betting Advice

You can easily make a case for either of these teams to win on Tuesday. Barnsley are good at home and Preston remain the only visiting team in the last eight matches to win at Oakwell. Their need for points is also huge so will come into this game with massive motivation.

It will be a difficult task for them, however, against a Birmingham team who are getting better as Friday’s win away to high-flying Bristol City proved. Birmingham have taken eight points from their last four away games in the league.

Key Facts – Barnsley vs Birmingham City Betting Tip

  • Four of Barnsley’s five wins this season have come at home
  • Friday’s win at Bristol City extended Birmingham’s unbeaten run to eight matches in all competitions
  • It was a 2-0 win for Birmingham when the teams met in August at St Andrew’s

 

I alluded to the high number of goals there has been at this stadium already this season. That’s an average of nearly 3.5 per game. In 13 of the last 15 home games both teams have scored. This has also been the case in eight of Birmingham’s last nine away matches. Both teams to score looks to be an outstanding bet on Tuesday as a result.

The best betting odds for Barnsley vs Birmingham City

 

Barnsley to win: 29/20 at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
Birmingham City to win: 15/8 at Bet365

 

 

 

 

 

 


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