Barnsley – Chelsea (Pick, Prediction, Preview)

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Barnsley vs Chelsea Prediction & Tips

Barnsley and Chelsea play, in a match for the FA Cup (5th Round). The only recent head ‑ to ‑ head between these two teams was played on 23‑09‑2020, and ended in a (6‑0) win by Chelsea. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since Barnsley presents significant differences between home and away results.

The home team comes to this stage of the FA Cup (5th Round) after having played in previous qualifiers with: Norwich City and Tranmere Rovers. This is a team affected by the home factor, which is stronger when playing against their fans, since in the last 30 matches they have recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 13 goals scored and 25 conceded, against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at home, with 19 goals scored and 15 conceded. In their last match, for the Championship, they drew with Nottingham Forest by (0‑0). Barnsley has won 6, tied 1 and lost 3 of the last 10 home matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, as he has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 9 times but have managed to turn the score around in 4. In the last 20 home matches in all competitions there are 1 periods that stand out: they have suffered 6 of their 15 goals between minutes (46′ ‑ 60 ‘) .

Barnsley starts for this game with an equality, in 0x0, in the visit to the field of Nottingham Forest, registering in this way the third straight game without losing in official matches. In the last game in the FA Cup, the home team beat Norwich 1-0. Usually coach Valérien Ismaël plays with three men in defense, four in midfield and three in attack, with Conor Chaplin, Dominik Frieser and Cauley Woodrow the most forward men on the team. We highlight the importance of midfielder Alex Mowatt, who is very competent in the offensive process. For this game, the home coach cannot count on Ben Williams, Liam Kitching and Aapo Halme, all with physical problems.

The visiting team arrives at this stage of the FA Cup (5th Round) after having played in previous qualifiers with: Luton Town and Morecambe. This is a team that maintains its performance when playing outside its stadium, since in the last 30 games it registers 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. The team arrives in this match after an away win against Sheffield United by (1‑2). In the last 10 away matches in all competitions, Chelsea won 6 and lost 4. Their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. There is a tendency for goals in their matches, since 53 of the last 62 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 41 out of the last 62 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 5 times and have never been able to turn the score around.

Chelsea heads for this game with a 1-2 victory on the trip to the Sheffield United field, registering in this way the third consecutive victory in official matches: the goals of the team were signed by Mason Mount and Jorginho. In the last game in the FA Cup, the visitors beat Luton Town 3-1. In this game on the Barnsley field, coach Thomas Tuchel must prioritize maintaining ball possession and attacks organized by runners. Striker Tammy Abraham is the scorer of this team with 11 goals. For this game the visiting coach cannot count on Thiago Silva, injured, and still has doubts in Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic.

Barnsley – Chelsea FREE TIPS

Chelsea – Win @ 1.35

Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80

Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90