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Barnsley vs Cardiff: Our best betting tips
Barnsley look doomed to relegation but Cardiff aren't safe from the drop either. Some would call this a relegation six pointer. Who will come out on top? Find out with our Barnsley vs Cardiff match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Barnsley to lose again
Cardiff are very much in a relegation battle right now as they sit just six points clear of the drop zone but we still think they'll have too much about them for this Barnsley side. Barnsley sit rock bottom of the Championship with just 14 points; that's 12 fewer than Cardiff. That's far from the only reason we fancy the away side here though. They arrive at Oakwell off the back of a win over Nottingham Forest whilst Barnsley have lost three on the spin and haven't won in 12. On top of that, you need to go back to 2016 for the last time Barnsley beat Cardiff; they've met eight times since then with the Bluebirds winning five of those meetings.
Both sides will score
Both of these teams might be down the wrong end of the Championship standings but that doesn't mean they won't serve up a game of football worth watching; we certainly think both will contribute goals to the match. Three of Barnsley's last five have seen both teams score whilst four of Cardiff's last five have seen both teams amongst the goals. On top of that, the last two head to head meetings have seen both teams hit the net.
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Barnsley vs Cardiff: It's predicted lineup time
Who had Barnsley and Cardiff amongst the leagues worst sides when the season got underway in August? If you are answering honestly, the answer is probably not many. As it has turned out, both have been rather woeful. This game could prove a big moment for the team that wins it.
Barnsley Predicted Lineup
Barnsley are in danger of getting well and truly cut adrift at the bottom of the Championship if they don't buck their ideas up. At the moment, they sit 12 points behind Cardiff who are only narrowly above the drop zone themselves. A defeat would be catastrophic with a draw not much better.
Predicted lineup – Collins, Moon, Helik, Andersen, Williams, Palmer, Wolfe, Styles, Vita, Cole, Leya
Cardiff Predicted Lineup
If Cardiff win this game it won't secure their status as a Championship club but it would be an almighty step towards safety and would almost definitely put them out of the reach of Barnsley. The question is will they go all out for the three points or is keeping the Tykes at the distance they are now deemed good enough?
Predicted lineup – Smithies, Ng, Drameh, Morrison, McGuninness, Doughty, Doyle, Wintle, Vaulks, Watters, Hugill
A brief FAQ ahead of Barnsley vs Cardiff
- Where is the match being played? – Oakwell
- Who do the bookies have as favourites? – Cardiff
- What time does the action get under way? 19:45 GMT