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Middlesbrough vs Barnsley

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Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 19:45

Our Predictions

Middlesbrough vs Barnsley Prediction Verdict

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

Middlesbrough for the Winner of the match, with a probability of 52%

Yes for Both Teams to Score, with a percentage of 63%.

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 2-1 which has a percentage of 16%.

Reason For Middlesbrough vs Barnsley Betting Tips

  • Two of the bottom four meet on Wednesday.
  • Neither of these two have won since mid-September.
  • Barnsley have seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 9 games.
  • Both teams have scored in all of Barnsley’s last 9 matches.

Riverside’s Relegation Six-pointer

It’s the battle of the winless sides on Wednesday, as Barnsley head to Middlesbrough. These two sides have found themselves in the bottom three following dreadful runs of form, but will either of these two boost their fortunes with a result this week?

Middlesbrough head here without a victory in their last 10 matches, while Barnsley can better that. The visitors have failed to win their last 16 games in the second-tier, leaving them in last place. If they slip up against their relegation rivals here, there may be no way out for the away side.

Boro Bounce?

The hosts are hoping that they’re starting to turn a corner ahead of this huge clash. While they are in the relegation race, they moved out of the bottom three thanks to their 2-2 draw with Hull at the weekend. That was a fourth draw in five matches for the hosts, who have started to show some consistency. Will that be enough this week?

The hosts have shown their creative side with back to back 2-2 draws, so if Jonathan Woodgate can sort out their defence then a survival bid looks promising. However, they could receive an early bounce on Wednesday night, as this Boro side are primed to take advantage of a Barnsley outfit who have been dire at times this season.

Another Tykes Thriller

Barnsley may not have won since the opening day of the season, but they are still making waves in the second tier. They’ve seen over 2.5 goals in eight of their last nine matches, conceding twice in each of those. They have the league’s worst defence, which shipped another three goals in a 3-2 loss away to Blackburn on Saturday.

Barnsley have shipped 2.13 goals per game on the road, which should please a Boro side who have hit two in back to back games. The only problem is that Boro conceded twice in each of those, with Barnsley seeing both teams score in each of their last nine. The visitors have seen a few high scoring meetings with Boro over the years, with both teams scoring in five of the last six clashes at the Riverside. Given that run, we think over 2.5 goals is great value between these two poor defences.

Middlesbrough have scored at least twice in each of their last seven clashes with Barnsley, while the visitors have lost 75% of their away games this term. We think this is the perfect chance for Boro to return to form, with Barnsley losing three of their last four games. As a result, a 2-1 home win is our pick, with Boro winning three of the last four meetings at this ground.

Match Odds

Home win: 1.96

Away win: 3.60

Draw: 3.68

Over 2.5 goals: 1.67

Under 2.5 goals: 2.22