- Middlesbrough have lost their last three away games
- Barnsley have won 10 of 18 games in 2021
- The Tykes have won 10 of 20 home matches this term
Tykes to continue playoff charge
Barnsley won at Luton on Easter Monday to further establish themselves in the playoff fight. The Tykes are fifth heading into this weekend’s encounter with Middlesbrough, with the visitors now nine points shy of the top six.
Middlesbrough have lost two of their last three and each of their last three away games, which has pushed them further from the playoffs. Their away record this term has really let them down, with Boro losing nine of 20 matches on their travels.
Barnsley have won 10 of 18 league games in 2021 and they boast 10 wins from 20 home matches this season. They should prove too strong for Boro and we think the hosts are great value in this one. Boro have scored in five of their last six trips, so a 2-1 home win is our correct score prediction.