Competition: League One
Market: Walsall to win against Barnsley
Odds: 13/10 @ William Hill
Walsall and Barnsley lock horns at the Bescot Stadium for the second leg of the League One playoffs semi-final clash tonight, and Walsall have a big task on their hands to reduce a 3-0 deficit from the first leg at Oakwell.
Nevertheless, Walsall could come out on top this evening, but they may not progress given the large aggregate scoreline to try and overturn. The home side may edge a result in from of their own supporters, but Barnsley can afford to lose by two clear goals and they still go through.
Jon Whitney’s men will be devastated at how recent events have gone. Walsall finished third in the league only one point adrift of an automatic promotion place, while boasting three wins on the bounce going into the playoffs. A shock 3-0 defeat at Oakwell now sees their promotion hopes hanging in the balance.
Barnsley are likely to be content enough with the result to instead focus on protecting their lead rather than add to it. This could see the home side with a lot of the ball and controlling the play, and may well even result in a win for the Saddlers come fulltime.
The visitors know they can go through without winning or even drawing tonight, and it may see Walsall regaining some pride with a win, but ultimately falling short on aggregate. William Hill are giving odds of 13/10 for the home side to see past the Tykes in 90 minutes.
Bet: Walsall to win against Barnsley in tonight’s League One playoff semi-final @ 13/10 with William Hill >>