Keith Hill will be looking for his Barnsley side to get back to winning ways following two straight Championship defeats when they host Blackpool on Boxing Day.
Before those two losses to Ipswich and West Ham, the Tykes had won four in a row in the league to find themselves in the hunt for a play-off spot and they are at 31/20 to come out victorious in this clash.
Barnsley’s two front men have also been in blistering form in recent weeks with Ricardo Vaz Te netting five goals in five games and Craig Davies four in his last five.
It is worth noting that Barnsley have taken the lead in four of their last five games too – they are at evens to go in front against the Tangerines.
The Tykes did throw away a 2-0 lead in their last home game in an eventual 5-3 defeat to the Tractor Boys and if you fancy that trend to continue take odds of 25/4 in the lead-lose selection in the run of play market.
Games involving Blackpool are rarely dull and their away matches thus far have averaged over three goals. Consider odds of 39/20 on there being over 3.5 goals in this match-up, especially as Barnsley’s last five games have averaged over four goals.
As anyone who witnessed their thrilling Premier League adventure last year will attest, Blackpool know no other way than to attack and will arrive in Yorkshire confident of taking three points back to Bloomfield Road.
The Seasiders have only lost once in their last eight matches and are 33/20 to pick up a valuable victory as they look to push themselves back into the promotion picture.
Games involving Blackpool are rarely dull and their away matches thus far have averaged over three goals.
Consider odds of 39/20 on there being over 3.5 goals in this match-up, especially as Barnsley’s last five games have averaged over four goals.
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History certainly suggests that Barnsley hold the upper hand over Blackpool as they have won three of the last five meetings between the sides at Oakwell.
However, games are usually close between these two, with the winning margin rarely being more than the odd goal, so the draw at 11/5 is also worth considering. Whatever the outcome, expect goals, and plenty of them.
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