Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Barrow and Grimsby Town take on each other at Holker Street in the League Two round 26. Barrow aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Scunthorpe United, and they are seen as favourites to win the midweek clash. Michael Jolley’s troops have suffered no more than two defeats at home in the 2020/21 League Two season, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Grimsby Town.
The Mariners, on the other hand, continue where they left in 2020, with the team losing three of their previous four league fixtures. The relegation strugglers are desperate to grab something from Tuesday’s football game, but given Barrow’s display in the triumph over the Iron, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. In the first half of the season Grimsby defeated Barrow 1-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
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 (Grimsby):
Founded back in 1878 as Grimsby Pelham, Grimsby Town are a professional football club that compete in League Two, the English fourth tier. Grimsby Town welcome their opponents at Blundell Park, the stadium which has the capacity of 9,027 people (all seated).
The Pilgrims are well known for their black jerseys with white stripes, whilst blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. Grimsby Town made it to the FA Trophy final on two occasions (2012/13, 2015/16), but they have yet to win the title in the competition. The likes of Hull City and Scunthorpe United are regarded as the club’s main rivals.
The Pilgrims registered their biggest win on September 4, 1925, as they crushed Tranmere Rovers 8-0. Speaking of their heaviest loss, Grimsby Town were beaten by Arsenal 9-1 on January 28, 1931. Pat Glover is sitting in top position in the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 180 league goals on his account.