Prediction for Barnsley – Ipswich
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.68
Barnsley and Ipswich Town meet at Oakwell Stadium in a match for Day 2 of the Championship. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations indicates total balance between these two teams, since there were 3 draws in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams disputed a game in this stage was in 11-03-2017, for the Championship, that ended in a tie by (1-1). The goals of the party were scored by M. Watkins (58 ‘), for Barnsley, and T. Lawrence (90’), for Ipswich Town. In this game the home factor can be decisive, since the Barnsley presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team arrives in this second day after a defeat in their league debut against Bristol City by (3-1). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 defeats as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 29 suffered; Against 3 wins, 9 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 19 goals scored and 20 suffered. In the last game he played, for the League Cup, won the Morecambe at home by (4-3). In his last 10 games at home Barnsley has 2 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses. The team conceded goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches, so there are defensive processes that need to be improved.
Barnsley reach this motivated game after a home win, 4-3, against Morecambe in a League Cup match: Bradshaw, Ugbo and Hedges scored the goals of the win. The home team usually play in a traditional 4-4-2, in which the two most advanced players are Bradshaw and Ugbo. Barnsley is expected to take a more offensive stance in order to score the first goal of the game. Hammill, Williams, Potts and Moncur may play in the most central area of the pitch, with the latter being responsible for conducting the offensive plays of his team.
The visiting team reaches this second day, after the victory in their league debut, against Birmingham City, by (1-0) This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home And out, since in the last 30 games he has 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 21 goals scored and 23 conceded; Against 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 20 goals scored and 18 suffered. The team arrives to this match after a victory outside with the Luton Town by (0-2). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Ipswich Town won 5 and lost 5. His attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
Ipswich come to this motivated game after a difficult 0-2 win over Luton for the League Cup: McGoldrick scored twice in the match and allowed his side to win. Unlike the home team, the visitor usually acts in a 5-3-2, privileging the offensive transitions and channeling his attack through the flanks. The two arrows pointing to the goal of the rival will be Iorfa and Kenlock, being that the most offensive references Celina and McGoldrick. It is possible that Skuse, Nydam and Downes act in the most central part of the terrain. One of the weaknesses of Ipswich is the completion of the goal opportunities that usually create throughout the match.
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