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Barnsley vs Derby County Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

England Championship | Oakwell | 13th August
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Barnsley play their first home game back in the Championship against Derby County on Saturday. Our betting tips suggest they won’t be able to avoid defeat.

Barnsley vs Derby County Predictions & Betting Tips, Match Previews

Reason For Barnsley vs Derby County Betting Tips

Barnsley’s opening day match at Ipswich sprung into life in the Second Half. They would have been satisfied to go in 0-0 but shipped four goals after the break with Grant Ward netting a hat-trick for the hosts although Barnsley did bag two goals of their own through Conor Hourihane and Marley Watkins.

Paul Heckingbottom would have been more concerned by his team’s failure to progress at home to Northampton in the League Cup on Tuesday though. He named quite a strong team for the fixture and although the competition would have been low on his priority list, he’d have wanted to go into this tricky game with Derby with a morale boasting win under their belt.

Derby haven’t made an entirely convincing start to the new season either under Nigel Pearson. They drew 0-0 on the opening day at home to Brighton and stumbled their way to a 1-0 win at home against League Two new-boys Grimsby in the League Cup on Tuesday. He also sent a strong side out and would’ve been expecting a more comprehensive victory.

The Rams though are looking solid at the back and came up against two sides that weren’t that intent on attacking them. They may enjoy a bit more space to play with here given Barnsley are at home and the onus will be on them to some extent to try and take the game to Derby.

The problem for Barnsley is that all the momentum they gathered at the end of last season when they sneaked into the play-offs on the final day and cruised through them looks to have gone and you have to wonder if they’re going to have enough quality to compete with the better sides in the league, of which Derby most certainly are one. The best thing about their week has been John Stones moving to Man City as they have received a cool £7million due to a ‘sell-on’ fee and judging by their early season performances, they may need to invest some of that in their team to have a chance of competing at this level.

Derby have a new coach in Nigel Pearson and he should improve what is already a strong Championship team and they have enough about them to come here and win. Given they’ve looked well-organised at the back so far, backing Derby to Win 2-0 at 17/2 looks to offer value in the correct score market.

Head to Head

Derby have won 3 of the last 4 meetings. They did the double over Barnsley the last time they were in this division.

Barnsley Team News

Barnsley Team Badge Barnsley have no fresh injury worries. New signing Tom Bradshaw should continue up front as he chases his first Barnsley goal.

Derby County Team News

Derby County Team Badge George Thorne is out with a leg fracture. Hendrick is likely to return in midfield having been rested in the League Cup.

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Article by: Mark S
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Published: August 12, 2016

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Including friendlies, Derby have won 7 of their last 9 away games. Barnsley have only kept 2 clean sheets in their last 10 matches at Oakwell.

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Barnsley play their first home game back in the Championship against Derby County on Saturday. Our betting tips suggest they won’t be able to avoid defeat.

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Reason For Barnsley vs Derby County Betting Tips

Barnsley’s opening day match at Ipswich sprung into life in the Second Half. They would have been satisfied to go in 0-0 but shipped four goals after the break with Grant Ward netting a hat-trick for the hosts although Barnsley did bag two goals of their own through Conor Hourihane and Marley Watkins.

Paul Heckingbottom would have been more concerned by his team’s failure to progress at home to Northampton in the League Cup on Tuesday though. He named quite a strong team for the fixture and although the competition would have been low on his priority list, he’d have wanted to go into this tricky game with Derby with a morale boasting win under their belt.

Derby haven’t made an entirely convincing start to the new season either under Nigel Pearson. They drew 0-0 on the opening day at home to Brighton and stumbled their way to a 1-0 win at home against League Two new-boys Grimsby in the League Cup on Tuesday. He also sent a strong side out and would’ve been expecting a more comprehensive victory.

The Rams though are looking solid at the back and came up against two sides that weren’t that intent on attacking them. They may enjoy a bit more space to play with here given Barnsley are at home and the onus will be on them to some extent to try and take the game to Derby.

The problem for Barnsley is that all the momentum they gathered at the end of last season when they sneaked into the play-offs on the final day and cruised through them looks to have gone and you have to wonder if they’re going to have enough quality to compete with the better sides in the league, of which Derby most certainly are one. The best thing about their week has been John Stones moving to Man City as they have received a cool £7million due to a ‘sell-on’ fee and judging by their early season performances, they may need to invest some of that in their team to have a chance of competing at this level.

Derby have a new coach in Nigel Pearson and he should improve what is already a strong Championship team and they have enough about them to come here and win. Given they’ve looked well-organised at the back so far, backing Derby to Win 2-0 at 17/2 looks to offer value in the correct score market.

Head to Head

Derby have won 3 of the last 4 meetings. They did the double over Barnsley the last time they were in this division.

Barnsley Team News

Barnsley Team Badge Barnsley have no fresh injury worries. New signing Tom Bradshaw should continue up front as he chases his first Barnsley goal.

Derby County Team News

Derby County Team Badge George Thorne is out with a leg fracture. Hendrick is likely to return in midfield having been rested in the League Cup.

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Including friendlies, Derby have won 7 of their last 9 away games. Barnsley have only kept 2 clean sheets in their last 10 matches at Oakwell.

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Article by: Mark S
Contact: mark.sochon@freesupertips.co.uk
Twitter: @marksoc1
Published: August 12, 2016

Our match preview predictions are fully researched and provided in good faith but no profits are guaranteed. Please gamble responsibly, you should only ever gamble with money you can afford to lose. Visit our responsible gambling guidelines for more information. 18+

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