Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Holker Street will host Saturday’s football match between Barrow and Bristol Rovers, the two bottom-table sides. Barrow head into the match following a heavy 6-0 loss to Aston Villa in the League Cup, meaning that the hosts could be low on confidence against Bristol Rovers. As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Offrande Zanzala, who has netted two goals so far this season.
You should know that Barrow are eyeing second home win of the season as they defeated Hartlepool 3-2 at Holker Street earlier in the process. Bristol Rovers, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss at Exeter. The Pirates continue to struggle on the travels, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the home team this time out. Joey Barton should stick to the 3-5-2 formation.
Highlighted Player (Luke James):
After starting his senior career at Hartlepool United, Luke James moved to Peterborough United in 2014. The English attacker played for the likes of Bradford City and Bristol Rovers on loan as well before joining Forest Green in the 2017/18 season.
After making 14 appearances in the league for the Green Army, Luke James returned to Hartlepool. In the summer of 2020 he joined his current club Barrow. James made his Barrow debut in the League two on September 12, 2009 in a 1-1 draw with Stevenage, and he scored his first goal for the club the following month in a 2-2 draw with Walsall.
His main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a winger as well. Born in Amble, England on November 4, 1994, Luke James has a contract with Barrow until July 20, 2020. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Bristol Rovers):
Established back on August 1, 1883, Bristol Rovers are one of the oldest clubs in the League One. Bristol Rovers were formed after a meeting at the Eastville Restaurant under the name of Black Arabs after the Arabs rugby team.
This name, though, lasted no more than one season as the club was renamed Eastville Rovers in 1884. Five years later the club’s name was officially changes to Bristol Rovers. Nicknamed the Pirates, Bristol Rovers welcome their opponents at Memorial Stadium Horfield, the venue with the capacity of 12,296. Bristol Rovers are well known for their blue and white home kit, but they are dressed in yellow when playing on the travels.
Ricky Lambert, who used to play for the likes of Southampton and Liverpool in the Premier League, is regarded as one of the club’s most notable footballers. It has to be noted that Lambert scored 51 goals in 128 appearances for the Pirates in the league.