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Hull City vs Barnsley predictions in our match preview for this midweek Championship clash. Can the Tigers shake some troubling form? Read on for our free Championship predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 4/6

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Draw 2-2 @ 11/1

Reason For Hull City vs Barnsley Predictions

  • Hull have failed to win their last 8 games.
  • The hosts have scored 48 goals in the Championship this term, averaging 1.6 per game at the KCOM.
  • Over 2.5 goals has landed in 5 of the last 6 games.
  • Barnsley have conceded 1.7 goals per away game.

Barnsley’s Decade Wait

Barnsley are looking to record a league double over Hull for the first time since the 2006-07 season. On current form, it isn’t out of the question. Hull come into this game in serious trouble, while relegation fears could even be on the cards if their slump continues this week.

Barnsley, meanwhile, are on the up in their bid to beat the drop. The Tykes are pushing to clamber out of the danger zone, with their weekend win over Middlesbrough giving them a major lifeline. Can they build on that with a victory over Hull at the KCOM?

Trouble for Hull

Hull City are currently winless in their last eight league games, losing six of those. The Tigers last endured a longer such run in the Championship back in February 2018 (nine). They showed signs of life away at Preston last weekend, but they fell short away to the best home side in the division, losing their lead to fall to a 2-1 defeat.

However, Hull were able to hang in their last home game – a 4-4 thriller with Swansea. A late goal from the Tigers rescued them from defeat, boosting a healthy goals tally even after losing two key forwards in January. Following that, their home goal average is 1.6 per game. The Tigers haven’t slowed down going forward, while they should be primed to add to their 48 goals this season on Wednesday night. They head into this one having seen over 2.5 goals land in five of their last six in the Championship, and in 65% of their league games overall.

Changes at Barnsley

While Hull aren’t in great shape, neither are the visitors. There’s a reason that Barnsley are pushing to save themselves now, it’s because of a season-long catalogue of mistakes and problems. The Tykes have the league’s joint-worst away record, which has seen them ship 1.7 goals per away game. That should play into the hands of a Hull side who have seen over 2.5 goals land in seven of their last nine here.

On the plus side for Barnsley, boss Gerhard Struber has improved things. Conor Chaplin had a single goal to his name after 14 games when Struber arrived. Now Chaplin has scored nine times in 18 under the new boss, becoming their biggest goal threat in that time. That’s boosted their forward line, as they’ve now scored in seven of their last nine trips. The visitors have enough attacking talent to hurt Hull’s defence, so we are going with over 2.5 goals as our tip here.

Barnsley have won just one of their last eight away league Yorkshire derbies (D3 L4), a 2-0 victory at Bradford in August 2018. Having failed to win 14 of their 16 trips this term, we don’t expect the visitors to improve that record here. However, Hull have gone five without a win at home in the league, so we are backing a 2-2 draw for these two vulnerable defences.

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