Barnsley vs. Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips: Low scoring game expected at Oakwell
Barnsley take on Sheffield Wednesday live on Sky Sports in a South Yorkshire derby on Tuesday evening. Here at bettingodds.com we’ve provided you with two tips for the game that we think represent good value at UK betting sites which you can read more about below.
After suffering relegation from The Championship last season, Barnsley are bidding to bounce back to the second tier of English football at the first attempt, and currently sit fourth in the League One table. The Tykes have not tasted defeat in the league since the middle of January and are currently on a run of 11 games unbeaten.
Sheffield Wednesday have a lead of one point over Plymouth at the top of the League One table but do have two games in hand over Steven Schumacher’s side. It was in fact Plymouth who were the last side to beat Wednesday in the League, which came all the way back in October, with Wednesday now on a remarkable streak of 23 league matches without defeat.
Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday Tips
The first selection we want to highlight on Tuesday evening is for Under 2.5 goals to be scored in the game, which is available at odds of 3/4 with bet365.
When these two teams met back in September, Barnsley came out the 2-0 winners at Hillsborough and looking further back at recent meetings between the pair and under three goals have been scored in eight of the last ten.
We cannot see either side running away with this one and we are predicting a tightly contested affair. All of Sheffield Wednesday’s last four league matches have featured Under 2.5 goals and we are backing a repeat again as they make the short trip to Oakwell.
Besides backing Under 2.5 goals, we’ve also had a little punt on Liam Kitching to pick up a card. At the time of writing 5/2 is the best price on show, although it may be worth shopping around closer to kick-off as more bookmakers release odds.
The Barnsley defender has been shown seven yellow cards and one red in the league this season. The 23-year-old has also been carded in The League Cup, Papa John’s Trophy, and twice in the FA Cup this campaign. Kitching has been shown a card in three of his last five matches and it’s interesting to see that five of his seven yellows in the league have arrived in home matches. Best of luck to anyone following the selections and as always, please gamble responsibly,