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Barnsley vs Hull City Prediction & Betting Tips

The Tykes host the Tigers as both sides continue their preparations for the new season.

Barnsley vs Hull City Prediction & Betting Tips
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Match Information

 Oakwell, Barnsley, England Oakwell, Barnsley, England

  • Key Stat

    Key Stat: Hull City's last win at Barnsley was back in 2008, the Tigers winning that game 3-1.

  • Expert Verdict

    Expert Verdict: Hull's problems off the pitch are likely to distract the players and the lack of a manager in the dressing room could also prove pivotal. Barnsley are on the up after last year's promotion and they can certainly avoid defeat here, although a draw could be the most likely result at Oakwell on Tuesday.

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Our prediction

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BarnsleyBarnsley Team News, Updates and Facts

After four straight wins in pre-season, Barnsley came crashing back to earth with a 3-0 home loss at the hands of Everton last time out, with manager Paul Heckingbottom admitting that his team had been outclassed.

Promotion back to the Championship means spirits are high at Oakwell and Barnsley could have more chances of success against Hull City, who are in disarray. Heckingbottom could name a similar team to the side that lined up against the Toffees as the start of the season approaches.

Barnsley likely XI: 

Davies, Roberts, Mawson, Williams, Yiadom, Hourihane, Lee, Moncur, Hammill, Winnall, Bradshaw.

Hull CityHull City Team News, Updates and Facts

Steve Bruce's departure leaves Hull City in huge trouble a few weeks before the Premier League starts, with the manager unhappy with the lack of investment in his newly-promoted team this year. Mike Phelan has taken temporary charge and led the Tigers to a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe United in their last game.

Hull have a small first-team squad so Phelan - whose caretaker role could be extended into the Premier League campaign - will have to bulk out his squad with young players for this game. Harry Maguire, a reported target for Middlesbrough, could return after missing the last match, while Peter Odemwingie could start as he bids to earn a permanent deal during his trial spell.

Hull City likely XI: 

Jakupovic, Elmohamady, Maguire, Davies, Robertson, Maloney, Diame, Snodgrass, Odemwingie, Clucas, Hernandez.

Barnsley vs Hull City Head-to-Head Stats

The head-to-head record between Barnsley and Hull City is remarkably close, with the Tykes racking up 40 wins compared to the 39 victories collected by the Tigers. The 2012-13 Championship season was the last time the teams met in the league, with Hull winning 1-0 at home but going down to a 2-0 loss at Oakwell. Barnsley also beat Hull in the FA Cup that season, running out 1-0 winners away to book their place in the fifth round of the competition.

Barnsley v Hull City: Prediction

Defeat to Everton at the weekend was a sign that Barnsley needed to be tested by a higher class of opposition and they may be more closely matched against a Hull side that has had a very disrupted preparation for the new season. Barnsley will therefore see the Tigers' visit as a chance to get a confidence-boosting win on the board and they have every chance of getting a result.

Barnsley v Hull City: Betting Tips

There is not much to choose between the teams according to the bookmakers, who have priced up Hull at 11/8 to win the game, while Barnsley can be backed at odds of 6/4. Odds of 5/2 on the draw might be the best value for the match, while Barnsley draw no bet appeals at 10/11 too. 
 

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