Barnsley vs Bournemouth: Prediction & Match Preview
Promotion-chasing Bournemouth make the trip to Barnsley on Friday evening looking to end a two-match winless streak in the Championship.
After suffering a shocking 3-2 loss to Preston in midweek, Bournemouth will be looking to return to winning ways in the Championship when they take on Barnsley at Oakwell on Friday evening.
The Cherries aim to overtake out-of-form Norwich in top position in the standings, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach against Barnsley.
Having lost just once in 13 league games since the beginning of the season, Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall would have been confident about earning maximum points from games against Rotherham United and Preston North End.
Reason for Barnsley vs Bournemouth predictions:
- Barnsley have won three from four at home.
- The Tykes have scored in 10 of their last 12.
- Bournemouth have conceded at least twice in three of their last four.
- The visitor has been unbeaten for the past five clashes.
- Their previous encounter gave a 0-1 away win for Cherries.
- Both teams have scored in four of the last five fixtures.
Having made a strong start to the Championship campaign, Bournemouth have seen things tail off a little of late. The Cherries have drawn 2-2 at Rotherham and lost at home to Preston in the last week.
Meanwhile, Barnsley are in great form and they’ve picked up three wins from their last four at home.
Oakwell will pit together the second-placed-team in the table against the side at the 12th position in the league this season as it stands. Barnsley has shown improvement in the campaign as of late, picking up 19 points from 5 wins and 4 draws in 15 appearances in the championship schedule.
On the other hand, Bournemouth lost their chance to lead the table after two consecutive winless games in their schedule. With 27 points from 7 wins and 6 draws in their 15 attempts, the visitor is just one point behind the table-toppers in the championship table as it stands.
Barnsley made a comeback in the league with the last win in the schedule. The host enjoys the ground advantage in the game and has lost only one of their last five home matches. This puts them in a comfortable position, but they have been winless in their last four h2h clashes with the visitor at home.
In the meantime, Bournemouth has been strong at their meetings with the host. The visitor has lost only one of their last six outings in the campaign.
Our Prediction: Draw no bet – Bournemouth @ 1.44