Plymouth Argyle vs Barnsley Betting Tip Home Win by One Goal – 30 July 2022

Pilgrims to edge tight tussle on home turf

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Plymouth Argyle vs Barnsley
30th July 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL League One
Pick Home Win by One Goal
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 11/4 odds taken 1306 GMT, Friday 29 July

Plymouth Argyle and Barnsley meet at Home Park on the opening weekend of the new 2022-23 EFL League One season. Just over a year ago, the Tykes were a couple of games away from the Premier League after reaching the EFL Championship play-offs. Now, they are lining up in the third tier. Argyle, who finished seventh in League One last term, are the bookies’ favourites in this one.

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Plymouth Argyle Preview – Will the Pilgrims start with three points at home?

Plymouth Argyle were in the mix for promotion for large spells of the 2021-22 League One season. Ryan Lowe left in December, with Steven Schumacher replacing him. Schumacher took the Pilgrims to seventh, missing out on the play-offs by just three points in the end.

The third tier looks as competitive as ever, but Plymouth will fancy their chances of sealing promotion this season. Before a ball has been kicked, Argyle are available at 13/2 to secure their spot in next season’s Championship.

Our betting prediction:
Plymouth to win & both teams to score

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(odds taken 1312 GMT, Friday 29 July)

Plymouth will be looking for three points on home turf this Saturday. Of course, it will not be an easy game, but Argyle were strong at Home Park and looked a very capable outfit under Schumacher last term. The hosts are priced at 11/10 to win this one.

Barnsley Preview – Can the Tykes avoid defeat in Devon?

Barnsley were pushing for promotion to the Premier League not so long ago, but the glory days under Valerien Ismael are now a distant memory. The Tykes had a season to forget last time around, finishing bottom of the pile in the Championship.

Barnsley picked up a mere six league wins and were beaten 28 times last term. They never recovered after Ismael left for West Bromwich Albion, with both Markus Schopp and Poya Asbaghi failing.

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Michael Duff, who did so well at Cheltenham Town, has been given a chance at Oakwell. Can the Belfast-born man turn the Tykes’ fortunes around? Game one will be tough, with the bookies offering 13/5 for a Barnsley win.


Plymouth Argyle vs Barnsley Betting Advice

These two teams last met in the 2018-2019 League One season. The pair drew 1-1 at Oakwell in October 2018, with Ruben Lameiras cancelling out Alex Mowatt’s opener. The Tykes dominated the fixture at Home Park, with Cauley Woodrow, Jacob Brown and Mowatt netting in a 3-0 away success.

The Pilgrims have struggled in this fixture in recent times, winning just one of the last six. However, two of the previous three have ended in draws.


Key Facts – Plymouth Argyle vs Barnsley Betting Tip

  • Plymouth finished seventh in League One last term
  • The Tykes won 3-0 at Home Park when they last met
  • Barnsley picked up just six league wins last term


Barnsley will still be feeling the effects of their horrendous relegation from the Championship, but they start a new era this weekend with Duff at the helm.

Plymouth went close last year, and Schumacher’s side will want to go one step further this time around by securing a play-off berth come next May.

This is not an easy fixture to call, but home advantage could give Plymouth the slight edge. Put some money on Argyle to win by one goal at 11/4. There is also good value in 15/4 for the Plymouth victory and under 2.5 goals.


The best betting odds for Plymouth Argyle vs Barnsley

Plymouth Argyle to win: 11/10 at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
Barnsley to win: 13/5 at Bet365