For our Barnsley vs Morecambe prediction, we are going for a home win. Our special betting tip is for Devante Cole to score the first goal in the game at 4/1.
Barnsley are the comfortable home favourites as they chase automatic promotion - with a few other teams. The Tykes are competing with Plymouth Argyle, Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday for those two automatic places. The home side faces a Morecambe side struggling at the foot of the table.
The Tykes were rocked during the week by the defeat against Exeter City. The 3-1 loss left Barnsley in fourth place - a win over Exeter would have moved the home side to level on points with Ipswich. Barnsley would have been four points off Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday with a game in hand.
Barnsley will be seeking a measure of revenge when the two teams meet at Oakwell. The reverse fixture in October saw Morecambe pick up a priceless win. Barnsley dominated with 14 shots to five - with Morecambe scoring with their only shot on target through Kieran James Phillips.
Former Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff has seen his Barnsley side maintain a promotion charge for the majority of the season. The Tykes have been in tremendous form over the last five games though. Four wins from five, including a 3-0 win over Plymouth Argyle which papers over the cracks of their midweek defeat.
Devante Cole is our starred tip for this game, as the Barnsley striker looks to add to his 13 goals and assist contributions this season. Cole has scored twice in the last two home games he has appeared in.
Barnsley faces a Morecambe side who are at a disadvantage when it appears for the relegation zone. The Shrimps have played 39 games - which is more than the likes of Accrington Stanley and Oxford United.
Morecambe is in 22nd place in League One, having obtained 34 points from 39 games.
The Shrimps remain three points off safety in League One, despite playing more games than the teams around them. Morecambe will need to recapture the same energy they showed in the home fixture between the sides if they are to stand a chance at the weekend. The visitors enter this game on the back of some poor form - having lost three of their last five games.
Morecambe's last victory came in February in a 1-0 home win over Port Vale, since then they have failed to pick up a victory in the league. Interestingly, Morecambe has only won once away from home all season which was against bottom-of-the-table Forest Green.
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