Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Holker Street will host Saturday’s football match between Barrow and Southend United, the two bottom-table sides. Despite the 2-1 win over Leyton, Southend United will almost certainly compete in the National League next term as they are six points behind 22nd-place Scunthorpe, with worse goal-difference. However, the hopes dies last, and we are positive that the Seasiders will go all guns blazing at Barrow in the penultimate game of the season.
The Bluebirds did well to beat Forest Green on the road in midweek, with the team putting an end to their three-game losing run. Barrow obviously want to finish the season in style, and seeing that Southend will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s clash, we believe that the hosts will have a number of opportunities to seal the victory on the break. In the first half of the season Southend defeated Barrow thanks to Reeco Hackett-Fairchild’s goal, 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 (Southend):
Nicknamed the Shrimpers, Southend United are a League One club which is located in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. Southend United were founded back in 1906 and have been wearing dark blue shirts and shorts ever since.
The colour of their away shirt is sky blue, with the team wearing black shorts when playing on the travels. Roots Hall is the club’s home ground, the venue which was built in 1952 and opened three years later. The capacity of the stadium is 12,392. Fellow Essex team Colchester United are seen as Southend United’s biggest rivals. The two clubs were in the race for top position in the League One in the 2005/2006 season, with Southend eventually winning the battle.
Southend United recorded their biggest ever win in the 1934/1935 season, with the team rolling over Golders Green 10-1 in the FA Cup. The Shrimpers suffered their biggest defeat in the 1965/1966 season when they were beaten by Brighton 9-1.