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29 August 2013

Weekend Betting Preview – Barnsley

With a massive 38 goals last week, it's odds on for another action packed weekend in the Sky Bet Championship. Read on for Title Sponsor, Sky Bet's, take on Barnsley’s chances this weekend.

The Tykes looking to bounce back

After taking an early lead at Blackburn things took a wrong turn for the Tykes as Jean-Yves M’voto was sent off and then Blackburn overran them to leave them at the foot of the table. Things didn’t get much better in the cup on Tuesday evening as Mike Pollitt became the second Barnsley keeper to concede five times in a matter of days. However, they will be brimming with hope ahead of a Yorkshire derby that could provide an upturn in form.

The Tykes have won nine of their last 20 home games following a defeat, and have opened the scoring in each of their last two matches. They can also boast an excellent recent record against top-half teams of six wins in their last eight such home matches, with five clean sheets, and are an attractive price of 7/5.

Their last four home wins have come after leading at half-time and Barnsley/Barnsley can be backed at 11/4 on the Half-Time/Full-Time market while the 2-0 correct score has been a common one as it’s occurred four times in their last 12 home games and is available at 11/1.

Other reasons to bet with Sky Bet:

• Barnsley have had fewer than three goals in six of their last seven matches against top-half teams
• Tykes have won six of their last eight home games against top-half teams
• Barnsley have been leading at half-time in four of their last five home matches against top-half teams

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