Reds v Crawley Town
SAturday 9th August, 3pm.
Barnsley begin life back in Sky Bet League 1 with a home visit from Crawley Town, and the Tykes are even-money (1/1) favourites to open up with a win.
Despite coming down from the Sky Bet Championship, Danny Wilson’s side are not expected to challenge for the title at 14/1, though promotion appears more than achievable at 9/2.
A successive relegation is not thought to be a concern for Wilson, with the Football League sponsor going 16/1 on Barnsley to go down, although the same cannot be said of Crawley.
The visitors are given odds of 7/2 to go down, and they’re up against it in their opener at Oakwell, with Sky Bet giving them odds of 13/5 to upset, while a draw is 23/10.
The bookmakers consider Sam Winnall as the biggest goal threat for the hosts, offering 11/8 on the striker to score anytime and 5/1 to notch the opening goal.
Best bet: Barnsley to win and both teams to score at 7/2
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