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Swansea vs Barnsley Predictions & Tips - Draw on the cards in Championship play-off

  • Swansea vs Barnsley predictions for Saturday’s Championship play-off clash
  • The second leg is being played at 7:30 pm SAST at the Liberty Stadium
  • Barnsley are winless in their last 13 meetings with Swansea
  • I'm backing a draw in the second leg of the play-off
  • Betting tips, predictions and team news for Swansea vs Barnsley
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Swansea vs Barnsley Predictions


Swansea come into the second leg with a narrow 1-0 aggregate lead against Barnsley after a tense encounter at Oakwell in midweek. Neither outfit threatened much in the first leg, so I am backing Swansea to progress with a draw after a tight affair. 

  • Swansea are winless in 8 of their last 12 matches (Championship)
  • Barnsley are winless in their last 13 matches against Swansea (all competitions)
  • Barnsley are winless in their last 3 matches (Championship)

Head-to-Head


Swansea have a 38-24 advantage against Barnsley in 77 meetings with 15 draws.

Swansea’s first-leg victory extended their unbeaten run against Barnsley to 13 matches in all competitions. 

Swansea Form 


Swansea bounced back from a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Watford on the final day of the season with a solid 1-0 win against Barnsley in the first leg of the playoffs.

Andre Ayew scored just before halftime and Steve Cooper’s side saw out the match with a rigid defensive display. Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman produced several important saves in the second half to preserve Swansea's lead. 

It was Swansea’s second win in six matches after the Swans ended their Championship campaign in poor form.

Steve Cooper’s side were winless in five of their last seven at the Liberty Stadium, a run which included 1-0 losses to rivals Cardiff, Preston and QPR, as well as a 2-2 draw against relegated Wycombe.  

Swansea Injuries & Team News


Winger Jordan Morris is unavailable due to a cruciate ligament injury.

Defenders Tivonge Rushesha and Brandon Cooper are ruled out due to injury. 

Barnsley Form


Barnsley’s playoff loss at home to Swansea extended their winless run to three matches following a 2-0 away loss to Preston and a 2-2 draw against Norwich late in the Championship season.

Barnsley struggled in the first half and failed to create any decent chances. The Tykes came to life after conceding before halftime and pressured Swansea with seven shots, Carlton Morris went closest to equalising, hitting the bar in the 92nd minute. 

Valerien Ismael’s side will need to reclaim their solid away form to mount a come back in the second leg. The Yorkshire side won six consecutive matches on the road before two 2-0 away losses to Coventry and Preston late in the season. 

Barnsley Injuries & Team News


Barnsley have no injury concerns before the second leg. 

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Verdict

There was little to separate Swansea and Barnsley in the first leg of their play-off. Both clubs looked low on confidence after disappointing results late in the Championship campaign. I'm tipping this one to end in a draw.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @3.15 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @6.50 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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