Barnsley vs Blackpool Match Info
Match Date: Saturday 27th April 2019
Kick-Off: 3:00pm GMT
Stadium: Oakwell, Barnsley
Barnsley vs Blackpool Stats
- Barnsley are in second place and fighting for automatic promotion with two games to go
- Blackpool have missed out on the playoffs and are now playing for pride
- Barnsley won the first league game between these two 1-0 at Blackpool
Barnsley vs Blackpool Head to Head
Last Three Meetings
Dec 18 – Blackpool 0-1 Barnsley
Aug 18 – Blackpool 3-1 Barnsley
Jan 17 – Barnsley 1-2 Blackpool
Full Head to Head Record
Barnsley: 44 wins
Blackpool: 31 wins
Barnsley vs Blackpool Match Preview
A huge game for the hosts down at Oakwell as they continue their quest for automatic promotion. as things stand going into the weekend, The Reds have two games left and are currently in second place. However, Portsmouth are just two points behind and have a game in hand, so Barnsley’s fate is not in their hands just yet.
The Tykes are unbeaten at home all season and that will give them great confidence going into the game, and you have to go back over 12 months to find the last time Barnsley were beaten by anyone in the league at home. Their strong support certainly helps that, and you can expect one last big push from the Oakwell faithful as they try to get their side back into the Championship at the first time of asking.
Blackpool played some good football to get into a spot where they could challenge for the playoffs, but just one win from their last five have now made that task impossible. They have just pride to play for, but things are moving in the right direction for the club, both on and off the field and they will be looking to end the season well.
Despite that, we think Barnsley are going to be too strong here, and with everything to play for, we are expecting a dominant performance from the home side. We fancy them to win this one with ease, so we are backing them on the -1 handicap line, which is available at 11/10 with Bet365.
Elsewhere, with The Tykes showing they are a formidable force in defence, we fancy them to get a clean sheet here. That has helped us come to our conclusion for the correct score, we think Barnsley can win this game 3-0, and show the rest of the league they mean business in their promotion push. The score line of 3-0 is available with Paddy Power at 15/2.
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