Middlesbrough vs Barnsley Betting Tip Home Win by One Goal – 20 October 2021

Boro to pile more misery on Tykes

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Middlesbrough vs Barnsley
20th October 1945hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win by One Goal
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 11/4 odds taken 1425 GMT, Tuesday 19 October

In the EFL Championship on Wednesday night, Middlesbrough and Barnsley clash at the Riverside Stadium. Boro will be looking for their third home league victory on the spin, while the Tykes have not won since a matchday two victory over Coventry City. With the pressure heaping on Barnsley boss Markus Schopp, can the visitors secure a massive three points on the road? We have the best odds and top tips in our Middlesbrough v Barnsley betting preview.

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Middlesbrough Preview – Can Boro make it three home wins on the spin?

Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough have been in patchy form of late, losing four and drawing three of seven since back-to-back draws with Derby County and Blackburn Rovers in late August.

After a poor 2-0 defeat at Hull City before the international break, Boro bounced back with a much-needed home victory over Peterborough United last time out. A late Paddy McNair penalty and an injury-time effort from Josh Coburn gave Boro a 2-0 victory. Middlesbrough also won the previous one at home, beating Sheffield United by the same scoreline.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 1428 GMT, Tuesday 19 October)

Middlesbrough have taken 15 points from their opening 12 matches and currently sit in mid-table in the Championship. Warnock’s men are five points away from sixth and seven points above Barnsley in 22nd. Can they pick up another precious three points on home turf in this one?

Barnsley Preview – Can the Tykes avoid a fifth successive reverse?

Barnsley were one of the surprise packages in the Championship last season, with Valerien Ismael coming in and taking the Yorkshire club to the play-offs. Ismael left for West Bromwich Albion in the summer, with Markus Schopp taking over.

Schopp made a decent start, drawing at Cardiff City on the opening weekend before beating Coventry in game two. However, the Tykes have yet to win since, drawing four and losing six of their following ten. Barnsley are in the relegation zone with just eight points to their name.

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Since drawing four of five, Schopp’s side have lost four on the bounce in the Championship. Barnsley will be desperate to avoid a fifth straight league loss in midweek.


Middlesbrough vs Barnsley Betting Advice

On their way to a fifth-place finish in the Championship last season, Barnsley picked up a 2-0 home win over Middlesbrough when the duo last locked horns. They also won 2-0 at the Riverside Stadium in the EFL Cup in September 2020. The reverse league meeting ended in a 2-1 home win for Boro. Barnsley’s last league success at the Riverside came in February 2013.


Key Facts – Middlesbrough vs Barnsley Betting Tip

  • Middlesbrough have won two in a row at home
  • Barnsley have lost four Championship games on the bounce
  • The Tykes are in the bottom three on just eight points


After home wins over Sheffield United and Peterborough, Warnock & Co. will be looking for a hat-trick of victories at the Riverside on Wednesday. Out-of-form Barnsley will also be desperate for the points, but we can see Boro edging it on home turf. Have a punt on the hosts to win by one at 11/4.

Middlesbrough have taken the lead in four of their opening five Championship matches at the Riverside this season. The home team are available at 4/7 to notch the opener on Wednesday.


The best betting odds for Middlesbrough vs Barnsley

Middlesbrough to win: 17/20 at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
Barnsley to win: 7/2 at Bet365