Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Barrow and Crawley Town face each other at Holker Street in what is expected to be a close League Two encounter. Barrow aim to extend their winning run to four games, and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet in the league. Since under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of Barrow’s previous six league matches, a low-scoring affair is on the horizon.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, recorded three wins in the previous four league fixtures. Crawley Town are only five points behind the playoffs berth, but beating the in-form hosts at Holker Street is easier said than done. Considering that there have been under 2.5 goals in each of Crawley’s previous four league fixtures, this betting option should be considered. Midfielder Jake Hesketh, who suffered an injury in the 1-1 draw with Walsall, is unlikely to feature for the visitors.
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 (Crawley):
Crawley Town are an English football club that compete in the League 2. The club was founded back in 1896 and in the 2011/2012 season they secured promotion to the English fourth tier for the first time. The Devils play their home games at Broadfield Stadium, the venue which was built and opened in 1997.
The stadium has a capacity of 6,144 spectators and is owned by Crawley Borough Council. Crawley Town are well known for their red home kit, with the team wearing white shirts and sky blue shorts when playing on the travels. Crawley Town fans consider AFC Wimbledon the club’s biggest rivals, but they have rivalries with Brighton and Swindon Town as well.
In 1959 the Devils won the Metropolitan League Cup, which is considered one of the club’s biggest successes. Crawley Town won the Sussex Professional Cup in 1970, the Gilbert Rice Floodlight Cup in 1980 and 1984, the Southern Counties Combination Floodlight Cup in 1986, and the Sussex Senior Cup in 1990 and 1991.