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Barnsley vs Nottingham Forest Predictions

Carabao Cup | Oakwell | 5th September
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Barnsley
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KO 15:00
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Nottingham Forest
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Barnsley vs Nottingham Forest predictions for Saturday’s Carabao Cup first round contest at Oakwell. Can Barnsley turn Forest over at Oakwell for the second time on the bounce? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

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Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 17/20

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Barnsley 1-0 @ 8/1

Reason For Barnsley vs Nottingham Forest Predictions

  • Under 2.5 goals were scored in 100% of Barnsley’s last eight home matches.
  • Under 2.5 goals hit the net in 100% of Forest’s last four away games.
  • Barnsley beat Forest 1-0 at Oakwell in July.

Barnsley to upset Forest again?

Since Gerhard Struber’s appointed as the Tykes manager in November last year, Barnsley have become a tougher prospect at Oakwell, losing just three of their 14 matches on home turf overall since the Austrian’s arrival.

Much of Barnsley’s improvement has been rooted in a new found defensive robustness under Struber in Yorkshire, and Barnsley finished the previous campaign by conceding just four goals in their final eight fixtures at home.

The Tykes remain modest goalscorers however, and as a result under 2.5 goals rattled the net in 100% of those final eight matches last term in a sequence of games that included a 1-0 for Barnsley over Saturday’s Carabao Cup opponents Nottingham Forest.

We think the Tykes are worth backing to roll a Forest outfit – that finished the 2019/20 season with one win in eight on the road – over again at Oakwell in a similarly tight encounter.

With that considered, the under 2.5 goals market looks well priced at the odds quoted, while our correct score prediction backs Barnsley to repeat history with another 1-0 win.

Forest conceded exactly once in each of their last four away matches, while Barnsley finished their last four games on their own patch with four clean sheets on the spin. Combining the two, a 1-0 home triumph looks a likely outcome.

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