Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Holker Street will host Saturday’s football game between Barrow and Hartlepool, the two teams who meet for the first time ever in the League Two. Barrow aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Stevenage, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Hartlepool. Six Barrow players picked up a yellow card in the opening match of the season, and there is every chance they will leave their hearts on the field once again.
Head coach Mark Cooper is likely to stick to the 3-5-2 formation. The Pools, on the other hand, did well to beat Crawley Town thanks to Gavan Holohan’s late goal. Since the visitors looked solid at the back in the opening match of the season as well, we believe that punters can find value in betting on under 2.5 goals. You should bear in mind that under 2.5 goals have been netted in three of the previous four meetings between the two clubs.
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.