Exeter vs Barnsley prediction, odds & betting tips 07/10/2023

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Exeter vs Barnsley prediction, odds & betting tips 07/10/2023

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

Exeter and Barnsley cross swords on Saturday, October 07th in a League One clash. Both teams have been stumbling of late. Can the Grecians stop a negative run, or are the Tykes back on the right track Here is our detailed preview of the game, as well as our best Exeter vs Barnsley free betting tips. Also, check out our dedicated League One betting tips page. 

Exeter vs Barnsley predictions and betting tips

If you need help finding the right bet for Exeter vs Barnsley, check our top betting picks for this game, along with our other best football tips for today.

Barnsley to Win

  • Barnsley won all of their last 4 away games. 
  • Exeter lost 4 of their last 5 matches. 
  • Barnsley continue to have the best away record in the division – W4 D1 L0. 

Over 1.5 Barnsley Goals

  • Barnsley scored at least 2 goals in all of their last 4 away matches. 
  • Exeter conceded 2 or more in 3 of their last 5 home games. 
  • Barnsley are on a run with 2 or more goals scored in 6 of their last 7 league matches. 

Top betting odds and key stats for Exeter vs Barnsley

Check the best Exeter vs Barnsley odds and useful stats here, on our website:

Head to Head

24/01/23

England League 1 League 1

Exeter

Exeter

Barnsley

Barnsley

0

0

08/10/22

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Exeter

Exeter

0

2

Last Five - Exeter

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

Exeter

Exeter

2

1

L

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Northampton

Northampton

Exeter

Exeter

1

2

W

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Exeter

Exeter

2

4

W

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient

Exeter

Exeter

2

2

D

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Stevenage

Stevenage

Exeter

Exeter

0

1

W

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

Now, let's take a better look at the best markets and odds we found for this duel:

Exeter odds: 17/10 (2.70) – 37.0% Probability

Draw odds: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6% Probability

Barnsley odds: 13/8 (2.63) – 38.1% Probability

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

The bookies don’t have expected winners of this game with the win probability for both teams pretty similar – 37.0% for Exeter and 38.1% for Barnsley. In other markets Over 2.5 Goals come at 52.30% probability.  

Exeter – Barnsley preview: latest form, news, and potential lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for this duel, including our predicted Exeter vs Barnsley lineups.

Exeter

Exeter offered another awful defensive showing on Tuesday night when losing 1-4 away vs Charlton. The Grecians practically beat themselves as they gifted 3 of the 4 goals to their hosts. Kite and Scott had awful showings, between them they made bad mistakes that led to 3 of the 4 goals. 

Exeter have now lost 4 of their last 5 league games and in the middle of all that they also suffered a 0-9 home defeat vs Reading in the EFL trophy. 

The Grecians can gain some confidence from the fact that last season they won both league meetings vs Barnsley. 

Coach Caldwell is under pressure and his task is not made any easier by the fact that Exeter’s squad continues to be badly crippled. Influential defender Aimson misses the game suspended, while 7 others are in rehabilitation. All this sees inexperienced Kite and Fitzwater trusted with starts when normally they would have been struggling to even make the bench. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Sinisalo (GK), Sweeney, Fitzwater, Hartridge, Mitchell, Kite, Carroll, Harper, Cole, Cox & Wildschut 

Barnsley

Barnsley looked impressive on Tuesday night when cruising to an easy 4-0 win vs Cambridge. The Tykes were lethal yet again and they continue to have the strongest attack in the league – 24 League One goals scored. 

Barnsley haven’t won consecutive matches in the last 5 rounds with their main issues so far being at home. On the road, Barnsley won 4 in a row and they tend to play much better away from home so far this season. 

Defenders Lopata, Cundy and McCarthy are nursing minor injuries and might not be risked. With others performing well the manager hinted they might be given extra time to recover. A few players from the midfield line are also injured but Barnsley are very deep there too. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Roberts (GK), Williams, De Gevigney, McCart, Russell, O’Keeffe, Cadden, Styles, Kane, Cosgrove & Cole 

​Starting Lineups

The teams usually announce their starting lineups one hour before the start of the game.

​Player to Watch: Nicky Cadden

Barnsley’s main ball distributor Nicky Cadden has been enjoying a solid season so far. Cadden is one of the main reasons why Barnsley top the chart for goals scored. His through balls and excellent crosses make him the main creator of chances.

There is a clear direct connection between Cadden playing well and Barnsley winning. The Tykes are yet to win a match of football when Cadden failed to impact the game so that is why he is our player to watch.

Exeter vs Barnsley prediction


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