Friday 1 November: 7.45pm KO
Live on Sky Sports Football
Barnsley are in danger of becoming a yo-yo club. They were relegated from the Championship in the 2017/18 season but won promotion at the first attempt. Now November arrives and the Yorkshire club are bottom of the Championship, four points from safety. They look for some vital points when hosting Bristol City who are sixth but will move up to second with a win in Yorkshire.
It’s been a miserable few months for Barnsley. Back in the Championship, they have been struggling to find their feet and a return to League One looks likely. They have gone 13 league games without a win and are bottom of the table. The odds on them being relegated this season are 4/7 (1.57) at Betfair.
Barnsley only have one league win this season. That came in their very first match, when beating Fulham 1-0. Home form since then has seen them draw three and lose three matches. It’s 2/1 (3.0) at Unibet on them beating Bristol City on Friday.
Only once in their last six league games have Barnsley not conceded at least twice. They have let in 27 so far this season, the worst defensive record in the Championship. Each of their last six league games have seen both teams score. The odds on that becoming seven are 4/7 (1.57) if you go to William Hill to place your bet.
Andy Murray remains their interim manager and since he took over, they have They have managed to get three draws in their last five matches though. Their next two games are both at home, this one is followed by an important match against Stoke City (one from bottom in the table). A draw against Bristol City wouldn’t be a bad result. You can get odds of 5/2 (3.5) at Betway on this match ending level.
Bristol City fill the last play-off position, a point clear of Fulham in seventh. They can go level on points with leaders West Brom if winning this game. The odds on that happening are 11/8 (2.37) at Betfred. It would take a win by six clear goals to take them top of the Championship.
They are in good form at present with only one defeat in their last 12 league matches. Five of those games have ended in draws. That includes their most recent match when drawing 2-2 with Wigan Athletic They led 1-0, trailed 2-1 and needed an 86th minute goal to earn a point.
Away form has win three league games but they have no wins in the last three. Their most recent game on the road was a 3-0 loss at Luton Town. That’s the only away league fixture in which both teams haven’t scored. If you want a gambling experience that is a bit difficult, pay Betbull a visit.
Barnsley have no wins in their last seven games against Bristol City. Each one of those matches has had over 3.5 goals score in them. You can get odds of 7/5 (2.4) on that stat coming up in this match. Four of the last six meetings have ended in a draw.
No major injuries reported.
Barnsley have had a torrid time of it this season. They haven’t won in the league since the opening weekend and are bottom of the table. Bristol City are challenging for promotion but aren’t that great on their travels. A bet on this game being a draw with both teams scoring has odds of 16/5 (4.2) at Boylesports.