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Bitesize Prediction: Huddersfield vs Barnsley – 05/02/22

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, FA Cup 4 Feb 2022

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Competition: FA Cup

Market: Huddersfield win

Odds: 7/10 @ 888sport

In an all-Championship battle this weekend, Huddersfield will be hoping to extend on their FA Cup adventure when they host Barnsley on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, managing to make a return to winning ways with a routine display in midweek, Huddersfield have really shocked many across the Championship this season. Last seen picking up a 2-0 victory at home against relegation scrappers Derby, the Terriers also find themselves enjoying a remarkable 11-match unbeaten run across all formats. With their stellar purple patch spanning all the way back to November 27th, Carlos Corberán’s men also laid down a real marker on FA Cup duties last month. Coming from behind and grabbing a 2-1 win at Premier League outfit Burnley, the one-time Leeds coach has also seen his side continue to impress with their displays in the final third. Including an action-packed 4-3 win against Reading, Huddersfield have also collected the scalps of Nottingham Forest and Blackpool on their unbeaten run.

As for the visitors, while Huddersfield might have continued on a remarkable purple patch this season, the same cannot be said for a Barnsley squad in the midst of a Championship nightmare. Although the Tykes might have shocked many as they clinched a play-off spot last season, it appears that the Yorkshire-based outfit are freefalling their way down to League One this time around. Last seen earlier in the week getting hit with a 1-0 loss at home against Cardiff, the Reds have remarkably won just a pair of their 28 second-tier contests this campaign. Sat rock-bottom of the table and without a win against Championship opposition since November 3rd, Barnsley know that they face another stern test here. Suffering a 3-0 drumming against Nottingham Forest in their last contest away from Oakwell, we’re backing a routine home win on Saturday afternoon.

Bet: Huddersfield 7/10 to beat Barnsley in Saturday’s FA Cup tie @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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