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Barnsley vs Everton Prediction & Betting Tips

Ronald Koeman's side travel to Yorkshire for their latest pre-season friendly.

Barnsley vs Everton Prediction & Betting Tips
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VS 23 Jul 2016
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Match Information

 Oakwell, Barnsley, England Oakwell, Barnsley, England

  • Key Stat

    Key Stat: The last time Barnsley beat Everton was in the 1951/1952 season, with the Tykes running out 1-0 winners in the Second Division game.

  • Expert Verdict

    Expert Verdict: Barnsley have won their last eight games, a run of form taking in the end of last season as well as all their pre-season games, while Everton are a bit of an unknown quantity under their new manager, who replaces Roberto Martinez in the Goodison Park dugout. Barnsley can cause a shock result here, although a high-scoring draw may also be on the cards at Oakwell.

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BarnsleyBarnsley Team News, Updates and Facts

Barnsley have won all four of their pre-season games so far, but Everton are by far the toughest opposition they have faced. The club is on a high after securing promotion back to the Championship last season, with Tom Bradshaw an eye-catching new arrival at Oakwell.

The start of the season is approaching fast for the Tykes, so Paul Heckingbottom is likely to name a strong team as he begins to work out his strongest XI, with Bradshaw's fellow new arrival George Moncur also in line to play in this game.

Barnsley likely XI: 

Davies, Roberts, Mawson, Williams, Hammill, Hourihane, Scowan, Moncur, Brownhill, Winnall, Bradshaw.

EvertonEverton Team News, Updates and Facts

Romelu Lukaku is expected to miss the game as he is still recovering from Euro 2016, but Republic of Ireland internationals Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy are in line to make their first appearances of pre-season. Ramiro Funes Mori is back in training but the game might come too soon for him, but Ross Barkley should play and John Stones is likely to line up against his former club despite speculation linking the young defender with a move to Manchester City.

Maarten Stekelenburg is expected to play in goal after replacing the MLS-bound Tim Howard, with young players such as Conor Grant, Tom Davies and Kieran Dowell potentially given a chance to shine. Phil Jagielka and Gareth Barry, as well as new signing Shani Tarashaj, may also be involved at Oakwell on Saturday.

Everton likely XI: 

Stekelenburg, Tarashaj, Jagielka, Stones, Coleman, Grant, Barry, Dowell, Tarashaj, Kone, Barkley.

Barnsley vs Everton Head-to-Head Stats

Everton played Barnsley in last season's League Cup and the Toffees needed extra-time to beat the Championship outfit. Sam Winnall and Marley Watkins put Barnsley into a 2-0 lead but Everton battled back through Kevin Mirallas and Steven Naismith, only for Daniel Crowley to reinstate the Tykes' lead. 

Romelu Lukaku forced extra-time and Marc Roberts scored an own goal before Lukaku settled the game, which ended 5-3 to the visitors. Barnsley have not beaten Everton for over 60 years.

Barnsley v Everton: Prediction

On paper this should be an easy win for Everton, but Barnsley are enjoying a very solid pre-season, whereas Koeman's men are still very early in their preparations for the new campaign. Goals look likely, with the Tykes finding the net 13 times in their four games so far, although Everton's sole friendly result was a 1-0 win at Jablonec.

Barnsley v Everton: Betting Tips

Everton's odds of 8/11 offer little value for this game, especially when there are so few matches to judge their progress under Koeman. Instead, the 3/1 on a home win looks very tempting, while a price of 5/2 on the draw catches the eye as well. Over 2.5 goals appeals even at a low price of 3/5, while the 9/4 on Barnsley Draw no Bet looks on the surface to be an outstanding value bet.

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