Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Tuesday’s football game at Holker Street pits together Barrow and Exeter City, the two teams with completely different ambitions in the season finale. Barrow aim to secure the League Two survival, while Exeter City’s main goal is to book a place in the playoffs. The hosts are six points clear of the relegation zone, meaning that they should be happy with one point from the match. The Grecians aim to build on a thrilling 4-1 win over Cambridge United, but beating Barrow on the road is easier said than done.
A close encounter is on the cards at Holker Street, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. A man to watch in the away team will be Ryan Bowman, who scored his 13th goal of the season at the weekend, while Exeter City defenders should have Scott Quigley at bay. The two teams meet for the first time ever in a competitive match.
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 (Exeter):
Nicknamed the Grecians, Exeter City are a professional football club that welcome their rivals at St. James Park. The stadium was opened in September 1904, and it can hold up to 8,696 spectators. Exeter City play their homes in white jerseys with red stripes, and black shorts, while violet and yellow are the dominant colours of their away kit.
The Grecians made it to the FA Cup quarter-finals on two occasions (1930/31, 1980/81), with the team advancing to the FA Trophy semis in the 2005/06 season. The likes of Harry Gee, Cliff Bastin, Maurice Setters, Dick Pym, Fred Whitlow, Arnold Mitchell, Tony Kellow, Fred Binney, Darran Rowbotham, Lee Sharp, and David Pleat are one of the most notable footballers who played for Exeter City in the past.
Plymouth Argyle, Torquay United, Bristol Rovers, and Yeovil Town are considered the club’s fiercest rivals. The Grecians currently compete in the League Two.