Stoke vs Barnsley Betting Tip – Stoke to win- 21st October 2020

Stoke can take a narrow win over struggling Tykes

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England Stoke vs Barnsley England
21st October 1945hrs
Football – England – Championship
Pick Stoke to win
Bookmaker 888sport
Odds: Even money odds taken 03:12 GMT Tuesday, 20th October

Stoke have shown a bit of early-season form and they closed out the weekend’s action up in eighth place in the Championship.

They will head back home for Wednesday’s game as they entertain Barnsley. The Potters will be favourites to claim all three points on home turf against them.

Barsenly have been having a tough time of things so far with just two points on the board from their five league games played.

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Stoke Preview – Can the Potters pick up three points?

Stoke will be relatively pleased with their W2 D2 L1 return for the season in the Championship so far.

They have won two of their last three (D1) so have that bit of unbeaten form going for them at the moment.

On the weekend they went to Luton and collected an excellent 2-0 win there. Luton are sitting a couple of places above the Potters.

But the home form of Stoke this season in the league has not produced a win for them.

They are D1 L1 from their two league home games so far.

The Potters have not particularly looked like a big menacing threat in front of goal to be fair.

They have scored just four goals in their four games. None of their league fixtures for this season have made it over 2.5 goals.

Under 2.5 goals in Championship football betting for this is at 4/6* (odds taken 03:12 GMT Tuesday, 20th October).

In eight of Stoke’s last nine games now in the Championship, less than three goals have been produced in the fixture.

So we have to lean towards this one being another low scoring affair involving Stoke.

Our betting prediction:
Stoke 1 Goal Winning Margin

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(odds taken 03:12 GMT Tuesday, 20th October)


That is in spite of Stoke scoring at least three goals in each of their last three against Barnsely across all competitions.

With a home win expected in this fixture then extending the value to a Stoke To Win To Nil option will return a 9/4 quote* (odds taken 03:12 GMT Tuesday, 20th October).

That’s not a bad option against the managerless Barnsley to be fair.

Stoke are likely to get a much easier time of things at the back than they did against Luton on the weekend.

The Potters were out-shot 17-8 by the Hatters, but just got themselves through because of being clinical when their own chances came along.


Barnsley Preview – Can the Tykes secure their first league win?

Barnsley are struggling along without a manager at the moment and with only two points for the campaign.

One the weekend they took a 2-2 draw with league leaders Bristol City.

That came courtesy of a successful 90th minute spot kick converted by the Tykes on home turf against the Robins.

But that is the kind of thing that can instill a bit of confidence.

Overall though, Barnsely have been very goal-shy this season, with just three goals scored for the campaign.

So that is a department in which they are struggling and they are just not going to get an easy game at the moment from their position.

In last season’s Championship meetings with Stoke, Barnsley lost 2-4 at home and then 4-0 on the road against the Potters.

It is a four match winless streak that the Tykes are on against Stoke.

Barnsley are the 3/1 underdogs in the match outright for Wednesday night* (odds taken 03:12 GMT Tuesday, 20th October).

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From the perspective of Championship football betting, it is hard to see the Tykes getting a win out of this game.

So far out on the road this campaign they have lost both of their games.

Those defeats were both by a one goal margin against Reading and Middlesbrough.

A Stoke 1 goal winning margin option is a reasonable option at 13/5* (odds taken 03:12 GMT Tuesday, 20th October).

They might have to change up formation now with Micahel Sollbauer having been stretched off on the weekend.


Stoke vs Barnsley Betting Advice

There is no easy way into this game for Barnsely, despite a superb draw against tBristol City on the weekend.

They got a deserved point out of that game, but they had to work hard for it. This is now a very quick turnaround for an away game.

Barnsley just are not posing too much of an attacking threat to bring down Stoke we fell, on the night.


Key Facts – Stoke vs Barnsley Betting Tip

  • Stoke are D1 L1 at home so far this season
  • Stoke are unbeaten in four against Barnsely (W2 D2)
  • Barnsley have yet to pick up a league win in this campaign


We don’t see the visitors getting on the board either. A Stoke to win to nil option is going to feature for us at 9/4* (odds taken 03:12 GMT Tuesday, 20th October).

The other football betting option for the game would have to be Stoke getting the victory by only a one goal margin.

They haven’t been prolific in front of goal and the Tykes have lost their two road games so far by that margin.


The best betting odds for Stoke vs Barnsley

Stoke to win: Evens at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Barnsley to win: 3/1 at Bet365