Barnsley v Derby County English Championship
September 18, 2010 - Kick off 15.00 GMT
It‘s a surprise to see Barnsley available at odds against to win Saturday‘s match at Oakwell considering that the Tykes have won all three of their home games so far this season. Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and Leeds United have all been beaten, the latter by a 5-2 scoreline on Tuesday which means that Mark Robins‘ team will be confident of taking all three points this weekend. Garry O‘Connor is on loan from Birmingham and looks like forging a potent partnership with Andy Gray and the team‘s opponents are in a sorry state.
Since an opening day victory at Leeds United, the Rams have managed just one point from their subsequent five matches and it‘s hard to see them adding to their tally in south Yorkshire. Losing Rob Hulse to QPR was a big blow and Tuesday‘s 2-0 defeat at Hull City saw the visitors rarely trouble Matt Duke in the opposition goal. Kris Commons is currently on the bench and County will always be a modest team with Robbie Savage playing for them in midfield.
Best odds for the Barnsley win is 2.15 with 888sport.
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