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Barnsley vs Derby prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 24 February 2024

Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET

Venue: Oakwell

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

​Barnsley vs Derby: Top free betting tips

Our Barnsley vs Derby prediction is for a close clash between these two direct rivals for promotion. Will there be a winner?

Both teams sit in the top 4 and they are direct rivals for the positions giving direct promotion. The Tykes had been the best away team in the league but at home, they made some mistakes already. Derby are unbeaten in 4 (W2 D2) but they can be passive on their travels at times. 

Oakwell, home to Barnsley / Barnsley vs Derby predictions
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​Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Both teams have very good forward lines and that’s why our opening Barnsley vs Derby prediction is for at least 3 total goals. All of Barnsley’s last 4 home matches had 3 or more goals in them. So did, 5 of the last 6 H2Hs. 

Half with the most goals prediction: Second

Our second Barnsley vs Derby prediction is that the majority of the goals will be scored in the second half. Both teams tend to be much more efficient after the interval. Barnsley scored 62%, or 36 of 58, of their league goals so far in the second half. For Derby, the numbers are very similar – 63.8%, or 37 of 58, goals. 

​​Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Barnsley

With our final Barnsley vs Derby prediction we try to give you the correct score. We feel the Tykes could edge this match to triumph 2-1. This was the exact scoreline in favour of Barnsley in 3 of their last 4 home matches. 

Also, 2 of Barnsley’s last 3 games in all competitions were 2-1 wins and 1 of their last 2 home games vs Derby was also won 2-1. 

Barnsley vs Derby: What the fans are saying

Barnsley fans ready to bounce

Derby fans discuss club merchandise

​How far will Derby’s fans travel to Barnsley?

The one-way distance that needs to be covered from Derby to Barnsley is only 55 miles (89km) and it will take only around an hour to make it out of the Peak District. 

Lots of Derby fans are bound to travel for this match in the neighbourhood so if you want to stand out among the crowd better find a flashy outfit to wear. How about glueing a large ram’s horns to your hat? 

​Barnsley vs Derby: Tickets

All tickets for the Derby fans had been priced at £25.00 for an adult. No tickets will be sold at the stadium to away fans! Here’s when the tickets go off-sale: 

Tickets will go off sale ONLINE (POST) at 1 pm on Wednesday 21st February 2024

Tickets will go off sale ONLINE (COLLECTION) at 4 pm on Friday 23rd February 2024

Tickets will go off sale IN-PERSON and via TELEPHONE at 4 pm on Friday 23rd February 2024

The ticket price for this game for home fans varies from £23.00 to £26.00 for an adult.

​FAQs: Barnsley vs Derby

  • What was Derby’s last result? Last Saturday, the Rams edged Stevenage 1-0 at home.  
  • What was Barnsley’s last result? The Tykes beat Fleetwood 2-1 away from home.  
  • Will Derby’s top goalscorer James Collins play against Barnsley? Collins is considered touch-and-go for this game. The other 3 typical centre forwards of Derby are all out injured so Collins might be rushed back even if not at 100%. 

Iskra Zecheva

For over 16 years now, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football and scouting, being among the main fields of her expertise. She has dined with kings, queens and some of the most famous sports figures of the past and the present. Iskra is also a member of the largest independent union of investigative journalists. She has minority ownership at several sports clubs and knows first-hand the pains of supporting a 'small-scale' football club.

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