Bristol Rovers vs Barnsley Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 12/08/2023

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*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Bristol Rovers vs Barnsley Predictions for League One

After the tiresome EFL Cup game against Ipswich Town, the Pirates are finally back home at Memorial Stadium hosting a League One match versus Barnsley. Find out who the victor will be in Football Whispers’ Bristol Rovers vs Barnsley betting tips below.

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Draw or Barnsley

  • With a 7-0 win over Port Vale in their opening League One game, it’s understandable why the visitors at Memorial Stadium have the edge.
  • Neill Collins’ side has the head-to-head advantage, with four wins, five draws, and only a game lost.
  • Coach Joey Barton has a horrible record against Barnsley, consisting of zero wins, one draw, and three losses.

Over 2.5 Goals

  • Barnsley’s opening League One match ended with a phenomenal 7-0 victory over poor Port Vale.
  • Three of the last five Bristol Rovers vs Barnsley head-to-heads also saw over 2.5 goals.
  • Bristol Rovers’ first league game came close to over 2.5 goals, as fans at Fratton Park saw a whopping 32 shots at target.

Exclusive Bristol Rovers vs Barnsley H2H Record and Odds

In this portion of our Bristol Rovers vs Barnsley prediction, you’ll familiarize yourselves with the top head-to-head statistics and betting odds from our favorite bookmakers.

Head to Head

04/03/23

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Barnsley

Barnsley

0

0

16/08/22

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

3

0

04/05/19

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Barnsley

Barnsley

2

1

27/10/18

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

1

0

Last Five - Bristol Rovers

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wigan

Wigan

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

2

0

L

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Peterborough

Peterborough

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

2

0

L

16/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

0

1

W

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

1

3

W

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Reading

Reading

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

2

0

L

Last Five - Barnsley

07/05/24

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Barnsley

Barnsley

2

3

W

03/05/24

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Barnsley

Barnsley

3

1

L

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Northampton

Northampton

Barnsley

Barnsley

1

1

D

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Blackpool

Blackpool

Barnsley

Barnsley

3

2

L

16/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Barnsley

Barnsley

3

2

L

Bristol Rovers odds: 9/4 (3.25) – 29.0%

Draw odds: 23/10 (3.30) – 28.0%

Barnsley odds: 59/50 (2.18) – 43.0%

As you can see from the Bristol Rovers vs Barnsley odds above, we have the visitors down as the expected winners, with a 43.0% win probability ahead of Saturday’s brawl. The odds at 59/50 (2.18) are certainly tempting enough. Meanwhile, despite the home-field advantage at Memorial Stadium, Bristol Rovers are underdogs with barely a 29.0% shot at three points at 9/4 (3.25).

Bristol Rovers vs Barnsley Lineups & Team News

Bristol Rovers

The Pirates didn’t win their opening League One match this season. But coach Barton’s boys didn’t lose either. A 1-1 tie at Fratton Park can definitely be considered a positive result by Bristol Rovers, as Pompey had a whopping 21 shots at target. The three points could’ve just as easily ended up in Jose Mousinho’s hands.

Predicted lineup – Cox (GK), Gordon, Connolly, Wilson, Hoole, Finley, Ward, Collins, Thomas, Brown & Marquis

Barnsley

A key reason behind our Bristol Rovers vs Barnsley predictions this week is the fact that the Tykes recorded a once-in-a-season result over Port Vale right at the start of the 2023/24 campaign. Barnsley kept a clean sheet, scored seven, and made their fans scream their throats out in happiness.

Predicted lineup – Roberts (GK), O’Keefe, Williams, Kitching, Lopata, Cadden, Kane, Styles, Russell, Watters & Cole

Player to Watch: Devante Cole

Fan-favorite Devante Cole is under Football Whispers’ radar. We hope to see another masterclass display by the 28-year-old striker, as our Bristol Rovers vs Barnsley prediction depends on it.

Devante Cole is already the leading League One scorer this season, after bagging three for the Tykes versus Port Vale last week. He’ll surely be among the starters for coach Collins on Saturday, so we should see at least a couple of good goalscoring opportunities ahead of him.

Starting Lineups

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Bristol Rovers vs Barnsley prediction


Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.