Betting Tips

Barnsley vs Swansea: Championship Playoff Odds and Tips

When Barnsley beat Brentford in their final game of last season it secured a remarkable fight against the odds to remain in the Championship.

Fast forward to the end of last season and Barnsley have a chance to secure an even more remarkable achievement and earn promotion to the Premier League for just the second time in their history.

Swansea stand in the way of the Tykes and a place in the playoff final at Wembley but as good as the Swans are we fancy Barnsley to win their home leg of the playoff semi-finals at 11/10 with bet365*.

Match Details
Match NameBarnsley vs Swansea (Championship)
WhenMonday, May 17, 2021, 8.15 PM
WhereOakwell Stadium, Barnsley
Best BetGet 11/10 on Barnsley to Win @ bet365*
How to WatchLive on Sky Sports

Barnsley vs Swansea Betting Tips:

The appointment of Valerien Ismael as the replacement for outgoing Barnsley manager, Gerhard Struber, was the transformation point for the team’s season.

His high-enery, direct style of football is not to everybody’s taste but there is no argument about the effectiveness of the way Barnsley go about their business and the bookies make them the narrow favourites to win this first leg tie.

It’s Swansea who are the odds on favourites to make it through to the final at Wembley though which speaks both to their quality individually and as a team, and to their extra experience at this stage of the season.

Swansea beat Barnsley 2-0 on both their meetings this season and although we think the home side just have the edge, Steve Cooper’s team are more than capable of scoring to keep this tie in the balance so bet on both teams to score at 6/5 with Paddy Power.

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Swansea’s chances of promotion rely considerably on the state of Andre Ayew’s hamstrings.

The experienced forward would love to extend his stay in South Wales with another season in the Premier League with Swansea and is being nursed to keep him as fit as possible for a pivotal week ahead.

He has popped up with some very big goals already this season so back Ayew to score anytime at 7/2 with Betfair.

*Please note all odds are correct at time of article publication.