Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Saturday’s football match at Holker Street pits together Barrow and Exeter, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Barrow occupy 20th position in the League Two standings, but their recent form is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. Following back-to-back wins over Cheltenham (3-0) and Port Vale (2-0), the newcomers shared the spoils with Tranmere in midweek, and, no doubt, they are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Exeter.
The Grecians, on the other hand, are eager to retain their spot in top seven, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s clash. Since Barrow have been in a fine form of late, we believe that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score. This will be the first meeting between the two clubs in the English fourth tier.
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.