Barnsley vs Derby County Betting Tip Away Win – 6 February 2021

Rams to hit back with three points at Oakwell

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Barnsley vs Derby County
6th February 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Away Win
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 2/1 odds taken 1000 GMT, Friday 5 February

Valerien Ismael’s Barnsley host Wayne Rooney’s Derby County at Oakwell this Saturday. The Tykes will be looking for their first league win in six (three draws, two defeats), while three points for the Rams will be their fourth EFL Championship victory in five. This intriguing fixture in South Yorkshire could go either. We take a look at the best odds and tips in our betting preview.

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Barnsley Preview – Will the Tykes return to winning ways?

Valerien Ismael has done a fine job at Barnsley since taking over in October, with the Frenchman guiding the Tykes to ten wins from 20 Championship games. The Yorkshire side are currently in 12th position with 36 points to their name.

However, Barnsley have been in poor form since the turn of the year. After a 2-1 win at Rotherham United on December 29th, which was a fifth victory in six, Ismael’s boys have failed to win any of their following five in the Championship. Having lost three on the spin, Barnsley have drawn with Cardiff City and Nottingham Forest in their last two, though.

Our betting prediction:
Derby win & both teams to score

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(odds taken 1010 GMT, Friday 5 February)

After a slump in form, Barnsley will be eager to get back to winning ways on Saturday and secure their first three points of 2021. The home win is available at 7/5.

Derby County Preview – Can Rooney guide the Rams to a fourth win in five?

Wayne Rooney’s first official game in charge ended in a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Rotherham on January 16th. However, Derby County have certainly turned things around in recent weeks, claiming Championship victories over Bournemouth, Queens Park Rangers and Bristol City. On Wednesday at the New York Stadium, though, they were beaten 3-0 by Rotherham.

Despite a recent upswing in fortunes, Derby still have plenty of work to do in their fight for survival. At the time of writing, County are down in 20th place with 28 points to their name. After the midweek loss at Rotherham, the Rams will be hoping to strike back with three points on the road this weekend.

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Derby are the second favourites at Oakwell, with the bookies offering 2/1 for the away win. Nevertheless, can Rooney’s men pick up a precious away victory on Saturday?


Barnsley vs Derby County Betting Advice

At Pride Park in November, Barnsley secured an excellent away win. Ismael was starting to work his magic with the Tykes, with Conor Chaplin and Victor Adeboyejo on target in an impressive 2-0 victory. That was Barnsley’s first league success over the Rams since August 2016.

Key Facts – Barnsley vs Derby County Betting Tip

  • The Tykes won 2-0 at Pride Park in the reverse fixture back in November
  • Barnsley are without a win in five Championship matches
  • Derby have won three of their last four in league action


Both teams will be desperate for maximum points on Saturday. Barnsley are looking for their first league win of 2021, while Derby will want to keep their momentum ticking with a fourth win in five.

This will surely be close on the scoreline, but we fancy Derby to nick the points at Oakwell. The away victory is nicely priced at 2/1. We also like the look of County to win by one goal at 10/3.


The best betting odds for Barnsley vs Derby County

Barnsley to win: 7/5 at Bet365
Draw: 9/4 at Bet365
Derby County to win: 2/1 at Bet365