Derby County vs Barnsley Betting Tips: BTTS, 2020-01-02

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DERBY COUNTY vs BARNSLEY Nepal
Thursday 2ndJanuary 1945hrs
Football – England Championship
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 1.62 (odds taken 02:29 GMT, 02 January )

There’s also further action from the Championship on Thursday night with a clash between Derby County and Barnsley as the betting tips continue at Pride Park.

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Derby County Prediction – Can Derby win back-to-back?

A 2-1 home win against Charlton Athletic on Monday night was the perfect tonic for The Rams and beleaguered manager, Phillip Cocu, and relieved some of the pressure upon a side who had failed to win any of their previous 7 matches in the Championship.

As a result of this recent much-needed victory over The Addicks, Derby have now moved up into 17th place on the Championship ladder and even more importantly, now hold a useful 7-point cushion above the relegation zone prior to this upcoming clash with struggling Barnsley.

Derby will no doubt be eyeing off another three points in tonight’s clash against The Tykes, but although The Rams have lost just twice at home all season, the hosts have also been involved in 5 draws to date within their overall home record of 6-5-2 16/10.

7 of Derby’s 13 home matches so far this season have seen both teams score and Derby have failed to hit the back of the net at home just twice this season.

 

Derby County vs Barnsley Over 2.5 goals
Yes1.75
No2.05

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Barnsley Prediction – Can Barnsley pull themselves out of bottom three?

Unless Barnsley win by a convincing margin at Pride Park on Thursday night, the best that the south Yorkshire club can hope for is all three points and move level on points with fourth from bottom club, Stoke City, but would still occupy a place in the bottom three of the Championship.

Nevertheless, Barnsley have staged something of a recovery under new manager, Gerhard Struber, as the visitors are unbeaten in their last 5 matches overall in the Championship and this recent improvement of results has given Barnsley a fighting chance of survival.

Recent wins against QPR and Millwall along with picking up points in draws with Reading, West Brom and Swansea City have shown that Barnsley are up for this relegation battle and they could spring a surprise or two at Pride Park against Derby County on Thursday night.

However, with just 1 away win all season, it’s hard to imagine that Barnsley will walk away with all three points here, but given their recent turnaround in form, the visitors look a decent bet to at least hit the back of the net here.

 

Key-Facts – Derby County vs Barnsley

  • 7 of Derby’s 13 home matches so far this season have seen both teams score
  • Derby have failed to hit the back of the net at home in just 2 of these 13 matches
  • Barnsley are unbeaten in their last 5 matches overall in the Championship

 

Betting Tips Verdict

Both teams will fancy their chances of winning this one so both could score as a result.


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