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- Barnsley won six consecutive away league matches prior to their 2-0 weekend defeat at Coventry.
- Huddersfield have won just one of their last ten home games, losing four.
- The visitors ran out 2-1 winners in December’s reverse fixture at Oakwell.
Tykes to bite back in Yorkshire derby
Barnsley turned in an abject display when going down 2-0 at Coventry on Sunday, but Valerian Ismael’s side are backed to respond in the right way when they take on Huddersfield Town in this Tuesday night’s Yorkshire derby.
The Tykes have rarely disappointed since Ismael took charge at Oakwell in late October and their Play-Off berth should be safe despite their Sunday reverse at St Andrews. They go into this midweek showdown with Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield sixth and still four points clear of seventh placed Reading, so they really would need a complete collapse from here to miss out.
We don’t think that’s forthcoming based on Barnsley’s obvious quality and the attitude which they’ve shown consistently throughout the campaign and it’s worth remembering that the Tykes won six away trips on the spin prior to the weekend.
They beat Huddersfield 2-1 at Oakwell in December’s reverse fixture and have proven themselves to be a far superior outfit to the Terriers since then. Town returned to winning ways with a 0-2 success at Forest on Saturday, but Carlos Corberan’s men have won just one of their last ten home matches, losing four.
The 14 place and 24 point gap between these sides is a more than accurate reflection of where these teams are at and at odds-against, Barnsley look a solid bet to land the spoils at the John Smiths.
The Tykes have conceded in all but one of their last seven outings, though, and that’s factored into our 1-2 correct score prediction.