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Barnsley vs West Bromwich Albion

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Thursday, 26 Dec 2019 15:00

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Barnsley vs West Brom Prediction Verdict

After a thorough analysis of stats, recent form and H2H through Bettingsuretips's algorithm, as well as, tipsters advice for the match Barnsley vs West Brom this is our Prediction:

West Brom for the Winner of the match, with a probability of 52%

Yes for Both Teams to Score, with a percentage of 65%.

For Total Goals, we predict Over 2.5, that have a probability of 56%

On the risky side, you can try the Correct Score of 1-2 which has a percentage of 16%.

Reason For Barnsley vs West Bromwich Albion Betting Tips

  • Barnsley are in form and brimming with confidence.
  • Barnsley have lost over 50% of their league games, while West Brom are the league’s leading away side.
  • Nine of Barnsley’s last 11 games have seen over 2.5 goals.
  • West Brom are the league’s top scorers by some margin, with 46 goals (nine more than second-placed Leeds).

Big Changes at Oakwell

A few weeks ago, West Brom faced the prospect of a last vs first showdown on Boxing Day. Now, Barnsley are on the move. The hosts are changing the mood around Oakwell with their good form, which has seen them move away from the bottom. Barnsley are now just a point shy of safety ahead of this clash.

That’s piled pressure on West Brom, a side fresh from dropping points to Brentford. The Baggies remain comfortably top of the table but head into this one in need of a result. Will they break Barnsley’s resolve, or will the visitors’ issues continue?

Baggies Remain the Side to Beat

There may be slightly more positivity around Barnsley, but that’s because back-to-back wins in a season which has seen more than 50% of games end in defeat is remarkable. The visitors remain the Championship’s top side, having managed to extend their lead at the weekend. The Baggies moved three points clear of Leeds to sit top of the tree at Christmas.

West Brom also top the form table across the last eight games, while their 14 wins and a single defeat from 23 matches is a brilliant return. The visitors are leading the way as the best side on the road in the division. They have the most points from away games this season, four clear of Leeds. Five wins in six trips has helped boost that form.

Revenge for WBA?

The visitors haven’t dropped too many points this season, but their 2-2 draw at home to Barnsley in October was a bad result. West Brom should come here searching for victory to make up for that; but they meet Barnsley at the worst possible time. The hosts have boosted their scoring form – which was already quite solid. They’ve been helped by the emergence of Conor Chaplin, a forward who has seven goals in his last seven games, including four in his last two.

West Brom have averaged over a goal against them per game this term, so we expect Chaplin to add to his good form. He should lead a Barnsley side who have averaged close to two goals per home game this term. The only issue for the hosts is they’ve also conceded 24 times in 12 starts here, which has seen 67% of their home matches finish with over 2.5 goals scored.

Barnsley have seen over 2.5 goals in nine of their previous 11 Championship matches, so we are backing another high-scoring clash between these two. West Brom remain the league’s leading scorers, so they should dish out some damage against a Barnsley side who have seen both teams score in 83% of their home games. That form has us backing over 2.5 goals here, along with a 2-1 away win.

Match Odds

Home win: 3.82

Away win: 1.87

Draw: 3.78

Over 2.5 goals: 1.59

Under 2.5 goals: 2.39