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Swansea City vs Barnsley: Prediction and Betting tips

17:30, May 22 2021
Swansea City vs Barnsley prediction for the English Championship promotion play-off second leg clash at Liberty Stadium in Swansea. After an important away win in the first leg by 1-0, Swansea hosts Barnsley who have a tough task to overcome in this match. Read on for our free prediction and betting tips.

Swansea City looking to hold on to their lead from the 1st Leg

Swansea had finished fourth in the Championship regular season after losing two matches in their last five. The Swans picked up five points in those five matches after a season filled with lots of ups and downs. Swansea started the 2020/21 campaign in a great way losing just one of their opening ten matches. Another undefeated spell followed from December to February as the Welsh side went nine matches unbeaten.

Four consecutive defeats in March saw Swansea slip down the table as Steven Cooper’s side made a late surge winning three of their last seven matches and secured their playoff spot. The Swans were promoted to the Premier League in 2011/12 becoming the first Welsh side to do so. They survived seven seasons before being relegated in 2018/19.

Barnsley hoping to find their good away form

Picking up seven points from their last five matches, Barnsley finished the regular season in fifth place on the Championship table. The Tykes couldn’t take advantage of the 1st leg being played at home as they went down 0-1 and now face the tough task of winning in Swansea by a two-goal margin. The H2H matches are not in favor of Barnsley as they haven’t beaten the Welsh side in 12 matches.

The Tykes have lost their last away match but have won seven of their last nine matches on the road. Coach Valerien Ismail hopes his team will find that impressive away form traveling to Swansea. Ismail needs to solve his team’s defensive problems. The Tykes have no clean sheets in the last three games conceding five goals in the process.

Key Stats

  • Barnsley’s last six of seven matches ended in under 2.5 goals
  • 52% of Barnsley’s away matches ended in under 2.5 goals
  • Under 2.5 goals were scored in 70% of Swansea’s home matches
  • Under 2.5 goals were scored in Swansea’s last three of five games

Swansea City vs Barnsley Prediction

Swansea City will feel they have done their job in the 1st leg winning 1-0. The Swans still have to survive this match to reach the play-off final. Swansea have lost three of their last five home matches and they have to be cautious going into this game.

Barnsley have what it takes to overcome the first leg match. They have 11 wins on the road all season and are fifth in the league with their away form. 

We think this match will be a low-scoring game as Swansea will have to adopt a defensive game to try to defend their lead from the 1st leg.

Swansea City vs Barnsley Betting Tips

Under 2.5 Goals 1.67 or 4/6 at William Hill

Both Teams to Score Yes 1.85 or 17/20 at William Hill

 

 

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