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Barnsley vs Crewe: Our top betting tips
Barnsley arrive into this game as very heavy favourites with the bookmakers. Will they prove the bookies right bagging a comprehensive victory or can Crewe spring a surprise? Find out with our Barnsley vs Crewe match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Barnsley to win a low scoring match
The obvious tip for this game is that Barnsley will win the game, however, the odds on that are pretty drab. We've spiced things up with our first prediction by backing the Tykes to win but also adding in an under 3.5 goals element. Barnsley have won four of their last five games with just one of the five going north of the 3.5 mark. Crewe meanwhile have been in okay form themselves as they're unbeaten in four but, notably, in a lower division. They've not been involved in a game with four or more goals since August!
Both teams will not score
Our second prediction for this game comes from the both teams to score market and we're betting on the ‘no' outcome. Barnsley have only see both teams score in just one of their last four home matches whilst Crewe have seen four of their last five on the road end with at least one side fail to score. In more general terms, none of Crewe's last five have seen goals at both ends. On top of that, these two actually played a friendly against one another in the summer; whilst you can't read too much into those games it is worth noting that it ended goalless!
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Barnsley will be too strong for League Two Crewe
Both of these teams come into this game in pretty good form but Barnsley will be hoping their superior quality and home advantage ensure they can avoid an upset.
Barnsley have been in decent form of late but slipped up in their last outing. They'll be keen to bounce back to winning ways here and should do exactly that providing they're not taking a victory for granted. Adam Phillips, who scored in the last round, is likely to be a key figure again; he's scored three goals in his last four games.
Barnsley Predicted lineup – Collins, Edwards, Andersen, Kitching, Williams, Kane, Phillips, Connell, Cadden, Cole, Norwood
Crewe have been in good form of late and key to that has been their solid defence; they've not conceded in any of their last four. That backline will be vital to them here but a lack of attacking threat and a step up in quality amongst the Barnsley forwards could prove their undoing. 23-year-old Luke Offord will have a big role to play.
Crewe Predicted lineup – Okonkwo, Uwakwe, Sass-Davies, Offord, Mellor, Brook, Thomas, King, Tabiner, Sambou, Agyei
A quickfire FAQ on Barnsley vs Crewe
- Where is the match being hosted? – Oakwell
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Barnsley
- What time does the match kick off? 15:00 GMT