Our prediction for this Championship match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Nottingham Forest and Bristol City, Birmingham City will be aiming to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on relegation strugglers Barnsley at Oakwell. The Blues aim to move a little closer to the play-offs berth, and they are surely capable of beating the out-of-sorts hosts. Lukas Jutkiewicz, who scored his 11th goal of the season in the 3-1 win over Bristol City, is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
The Tykes collected only one point from possible 12 in the previous four league fixtures, meaning that the lack of confidence could prove to be a big problem for the relegation-threatened side. Given Birmingham City’s current form, we believe that bettors can find value in betting on the away team. In the first half of the season the Blues defeated the Tykes 2-0.