Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Barrow play host to Stockport County at their Holker Street in a highly-anticipated Boxing Day clash. The Bluebirds are eyeing their eighth consecutive league win and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Ben Whitfield, who should keep his place in the starting XI after scoring a brace in a 3-1 win over Crewe Alexandra.
Meanwhile, the Hatters are undisputedly the team to beat in the League Two. The league leaders aim to build on back-to-back wins over Sutton (8-0) and Notts County (2-1) and given their attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Barring any fresh injury worries, head coach Dave Challinor is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated David McGoldrick and Co. on Matchday 24.
Highlighted Team (Barrow):
Founded back in 1901, Barrow is an English club that competes in the League two, the fourth tier of the English football system. The Bluebirds are well known for their blue shirts with white details, but yellow is the dominant colour of their away jersey. Barrow play home games at Holker Street, the stadium which can hold up to 5,045 spectators.
The venue was opened in 1909, and it has to be noted that no fewer than 16,874 people attended the FA Cup match between Barrow and Swansea in January, 1954. The Bluebirds have won two FA Trophies (1989/90, 2009/10), with the team lifting the Lancashire Senior Cup trophy in the 1954/55.
The likes of James Bell, Jim Collins, Andy McLaren, Jimmy Mulholland, Jackie Robertson, Barry Diamond, and George King are the most notable footballers who played for Barrow in the past. It has to be noted that the Bluebirds have never competed in the English top flight.