10/02/2021 Daily Predictions: FA Cup – Barnsley vs Chelsea

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Barnsley Vs. Chelsea Match preview

Barnsley will play hosts to Chelsea in the next FA Cup round 5 on Thursday night at Oakwell Ground. The Tykes have won all the last two matches, being 1-0 against Norwich City, the lone goal scored by Callum Styles in the 56th minute.

Barnsley are heading into this match with a two winless run, the previous being a barren draw away to Nottingham Forest in the Championship League campaign.

The Blues, on the other hand, beat Luton Town 3-1 in round four of FA Cup and seems to enjoy their winning ways and aiming to make it a four-win run when they meet Barnsley in this clash.

Thomas Tuchel’s side won 2-1 away to Sheffield United in the Premier League that placed them 5th spot with 39 points after 23 matches in the Premier League.

The Tykes are in the 12th spot with 36 points accrued in 27 matches in the Championship campaign.

Match Facts

  • Barnsley have won four, drawn twice and suffered three losses in their last nine matches in all competitions this season.
  • The Tykes have registered three clean-sheets in their last nine matches in all competitions this season.
  • Chelsea have kept five clean-sheets in their last ten matches in all competitions this season.
  • The Blues have registered six wins, drawn twice while suffering two losses in their last ten matches in all competitions this season.
  • Thomas Tuchel’s side have at least registered more than two goals in the four of their last ten matches in all competitions this season.
  • Valeriens Ismael’s side have registered three home wins in the last five matches in competitions this season.

Barnsley Vs. Chelsea Match Head to Head

In their last three encounters Barnsley have never registered a win, previously being EFL Cup competition where Chelsea thrashed the Tykes 6-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Barnsley Team News

Barnsley will miss the services of Ben Williams who is nursing cruciate ligament injury.

Chelsea Team News

Christian Pulisic didn’t feature in their 2-1 win over Sheffield United due to family issues but hopefully, he will be returning on Thursday after being rested. 

Thiago Silva sustained a thigh injury against Spurs which saw him sidelined in their clash against Sheffield United but his boss has confirmed his absence for the next two matches; Barnsley and Newcastle United.

The Blues will miss the services of Timo Werner, who was substituted in their 2-1 win against Sheffield United with a dead leg and maybe rested on Thursday. 

Barnsley Vs. Chelsea Match Prediction

Chelsea are expected to head to this game as clear favorites, aiming to progress to the FA Cup competition.

Our topbets pundit is predicting a win for Chelsea and Betway is backing the results with 1.31 odds while 1XBet is giving 1.36 Odds.

Goals – Over 2.5

Both teams have been producing more than two goals occasionally, we expect over 2.5 markets as a take for our pundits.

Betway are backing the goals with 1.54 while 1XBet is placing odds at 1.61.

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