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Barnsley v Leeds Betting Preview

Odds correct as of 20th January 22:00 UK time

English Championship
Who: Barnsley v Leeds
When: Saturday 21st January, 17.30 UK time
Live on: Sky Sports 1

With just two home victories registered since early September, Barnsley now host a Yorkshire derby against a Leeds team seeking a seventh Championship victory since the beginning of December.

Barnsley began their league campaign by winning five matches before late September but despite winning four subsequent Championship matches on the road, earning three points at Oakwell has become more difficult to achieve although. Yet the Tykes were unbeaten at the venue in three recent games before losing a midweek FA Cup replay when defeated 2-1 after extra-time by League One team Blackpool. However, Barnsley can be backed at 3.25 to follow their home victories against Norwich and Blackburn during December by winning this game plus 4.00 to score exactly 2 goals as per their latest four home matches in league action.

The recent departure of leading striker Sam Winnall has affected the Barnsley attack and he netted seven league goals for the team from late November onwards, but Tom Bradshaw did open the scoring in two home games last month and is priced at 7.50 to become First Goalscorer.

It is also worth noting that Marley Watkins has netted in two of the five home wins for Barnsley this term and is offered at 5.50 to score in another home win plus 3.25 just to feature on the score sheet. Odds of 13.00 are also available for Adam Hammill to be Last Goalscorer with all three of his goals this term arriving in the second half of games.

Leeds will arrive in Barnsley unbeaten in seven competitive games and they won the reverse fixture via a 2-1 scoreline at Elland Road. Odds of 9.00 are available for another 2-1 victory for Leeds but they won just one of three Championship away fixtures during December and struggled to complete a 2-1 win at League Two team Cambridge in an FA Cup tie. Yet Leeds can be backed at 2.20 to claim a fifth league win on away soil since mid-October.

In two of those four wins on the road, Kemar Roofe netted the opener and he is offered at 7.50 to be First Goalscorer in this match plus 3.25 just to find the net. Odds of 3.25 are also available for Chris Wood to find the net in an away victory with the former Leicester striker scoring in four of the six Leeds wins since the beginning of December.

Souleymane Doukara is another Leeds player to watch in away matches as he has netted in the latest two league victories on the road with odds of 3.00 available on the French born player scoring a goal in this contest.

Leeds have registered five clean sheets in their latest eight league matches and are priced at 4.00 for not conceding a goal in this game while they can also be backed at 4.00 and 7.00 for one and two goal winning margins respectively. Barnsley are available at 4.50 to win by one clear goal and 2.75 to score more than 1.5 goals.

Other Available Bets:

A draw is 3.40.
A score draw is 4.33.
A 0-0 draw is 11.00.
Marley Watkins scoring in a 1-0 victory for Barnsley is 46.00.
Chris Wood netting first in 2-0 and 2-1 wins for Leeds is 26.00 and 23.00 respectively.

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