Barnsley and Swansea will meet in the Championship Play-Off semi-finals. Barnsley finished the season in fifth place, they deservedly reached the playoffs, and the goal is to enter the Premier League. Swansea finished in fourth place in the regular stage, and the visitors eye the comeback to the Premier League after several seasons.
May 17th, 2021 – 21:15
Barnsley vs Swansea Betting Tips & Predictions
BTTS Yes @1.95
Correct score 1:1 @6.00
Reason for Barnsley vs Swansea Predictions
Regardless of the conclusion, this has been a hugely successful season for Barnsley and gives them something to build upon in the years ahead. After barely surviving relegation at the end of the 2019/20 season, Barnsley has been flying high for much of this campaign, and nerves were not really evident as they earned their place in the top six. A point on the final day against Champions Norwich City was enough to carry Barnsley into 5th place in the Championship table and mean they have the ‘easier’ Semi-Final against Swansea City. The Tykes finished up with a 12-6-5 record at Oakwell in the League. Barnsley maintained their concentration to winning 4 of their last seven league games, although they have been beaten in 2 of those. Romal Palmer is a tremendous defensive midfielder who knows what he is doing at all times, he is strong, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy. Conor Chaplin enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and moves towards the goal, the opponent has problems.
After a late surge pushed Swansea City into the playoff places, they were beaten in the Semi-Final by Brentford last season, and the feeling was Steve Cooper had them overachieving. The manager himself was not concerned by what people had to say, and for a long time, it looked like Swansea City could have challenged for automatic promotion to the Premier League before having to settle for another bid at the playoffs. They were not at their best over the last couple of months, and that meant Swansea City had to settle for a 4th place finish in the Championship and ending 7 points behind Brentford above them. Steve Cooper will be looking for a confidence-boosting first leg in this playoff Semi-Final, and his Swansea City team have an 11-5-7 record on their travels in the League. Jay Fulton has excellent control of the ball, and he can play in several positions. Jamal Lowe enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and heads towards the goal, the opponent has problems. He does great in the penalty area.
It will be a big battle between these two teams, and it will not be surprising if the match ends in a draw.
Head-to-head clashes between these two sides have usually been pretty efficient, and they might continue the tradition. We can expect at least a goal in both nets, and neither side should keep the clean sheet in this encounter.