Barnsley-Sheffield Wednesday Betting Preview: Backing goals can prove profitable for punters

David Flitcroft's side have shown decent form on home turf this season and our tipster is backing the Tykes to edge an entertaining encounter against the Owls at Oakwell
Two sides struggling at the foot of the Championship table go head-to-head on Saturday afternoon when Barnsley take on Sheffield Wednesday at Oakwell.

The Tykes hauled themselves off the bottom of the table last week with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Middlesbrough and David Flitcroft’s men are available at 3/2 (2.50) with Betway to make it back-to-back victories when they face the Owls this weekend.

Sheffield Wednesday have drawn each of their three previous Championship matches but Dave Jones’ side will be looking to claim victory at Oakwell and can be backed at 7/4 (2.75) with Betway to do just that. The draw is rated as a 9/4 (3.25) chance with the same firm this weekend.

Despite just one point separating these two sides in the Championship table, punters should note that all eight points collected by Barnsley so far have been won on home soil while Sheffield Wednesday have yet to win a league match this season.

The Tykes, though, have by far the worst defensive record in the division, having leaked 29 goals in just 12 league matches so far this season and, with that in mind, it is perhaps unsurprising that Betway offers just 13/20 (1.65) that both teams find the target this weekend.

Better value, though, may lie in backing more than two goals to be scored at Oakwell on Saturday at a hugely appealing 17/20 (1.85) with Betway while the 19/10 (2.90) quote from the same firm for the first half to feature at least two goals also looks to represent decent value.

Barnsley have scored no fewer than seven of their nine home goals before the break thus far this term and, with that in mind, Betway’s juicy even money (2.0) quote for the Tykes to score the first goal of the game in the first half should be snapped up accordingly by punters this weekend.

Barnsley to score first in the first-half at even money (2.0) 2pts stake with Betway

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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