Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Wednesday’s football game at Holker Street pits together Barrow and Salford, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Barrow are eager to put an end to their three-match losing run, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Lions. Congo international Offrande Zanzala is widely expected to return to the starting XI after he was rested in the FA Cup draw with Ipswich Town.
The Lions, on the other hand, were eliminated by Chesterfield in the FA Cup. Salford City defeated Oldham in their last league match, but beating the relegation-threatened Barrow on the road is easier said than done. A close game is on the cards at Holker Street, and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. Tom Elliott should continue to lead the line for the visitors despite failing to find the net in the loss to Chesterfield.
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 (Salford):
Founded during the Second World War (1940) as Salford Central, the League Two side play their home games at Moor Lane. The stadium, which was opened in 1978 and renovated in 2019, can hold up to 5,108 spectators. The Lions wear red jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while white and black are the dominant colours of their away kit.
Salford City secured promotion to the League 2 at the end of the 2018/19 as they defeated Flyde 3-0 in the National League play-offs final. The match was played at Wembley Stadium, with Touray, Pergianni, and Dieseruvwe scoring for the Lions.
In the 1977/78 season Salford City won their first Manchester Premier Cup trophy, with the team repeating the success the following year. Bury are seen as the club’s main rivals, but their rivalry with the likes of Oldham and Rochdale is pretty big as well.