Barnsley – Chelsea : Preview & Prediction
Barnsley and Chelsea meet for the second time this season … The first act saw the Blues humiliate the Championship resident at home with a clear score of 6 goals to 0, including a hat-trick from Havertz and an achievement from Giroud. The current 12th in English D2 will find it difficult to show strong resistance against the 5th in the Premier League at Oakwell. Barnsley has won only once in his last 5 outings and was hooked by Cardiff (2-2) at home and then took 1 point in Nottingham (0-0) on January 30. In the FA Cup, Barnsley took out Tranmere Rovers (2-0) and Norwich City (1-0) but should be stopped by the Blues undefeated for 5 games. The London club have won their last 3 matches against Burnley (2-0), in Tottenham (1-0) and on the lawn of Sheffield United (2-1) this Sunday. The formation of Tuchel, wide winner of Morecambe (4-0) and Luton Town (3-1) in this FA Cup, should curb a new opponent hierarchically inferior.
Chelsea had crushed Barnsley (6-0) in EFL on September 23.
Chelsea are 5th in the Premier League.
Barnsley is only 12th in the Championship.
Barnsley has won only 1 time in his last 5 outings.
The Blues are on an ongoing series of 3 league wins.
Winning 6-0 in the other cup this season, Chelsea are set to take Barnsley out of the FA Cup again this time around.
Barnsley – Chelsea : Betting Tips
Chelsea – Win Odds: 1.35
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70