Championship: Barnsley v Hull City Preview and Team News

Tags: Football

Published: 10:19 30/10/2010

It’s a Yorkshire derby to savour at Oakwell as Barnsley welcome Hull City in a Sky Sports-televised match. Bookmakers online are offering free bets to new customers as well as money back specials ahead of the Sky Sports televised game. Both sides have struggled in the Championship recently, with Hull in particular having a dreadful start under former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson. Despite having such stars as former Wigan and Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard, the Tigers have been so poor that they find themselves in 19th position in the table even though they were tipped to be promotion contenders. Results have slightly improved recently and they may still be an outside bet for the play-offs come the mid-way point of the 2010/2011 season. Mark Robins’s Barnsley have a fairly solid record at home, but this game looks crucial for both sides who will no doubt be keeping it tight early on. However, the Tykes have dropped away from 7th in September to their current position of 17th. It’s Hull who are looking for their third consecutive victory in this derby, which is the first for two seasons after the Tigers’ promotion to the Premier League 2008. For those looking to put some money on a Hull win, bookmaker bet365 is offering odds of 10/1 on a 1-0 correct score prediction. Barnsley v Hull City is live on Sky Sports 2 with kick-off at 5.20pm. Odds correct at time of writing and are subject to change

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