Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After suffering a loss to Burnley in the EFL Cup, Crawley Town will look to get back on course when they welcome Barrow to their People’s Pension Stadium on Matchday 18. The Red Devils have been struggling at the back of late, with the team conceding 12 goals in total in the last five games in all competitions, and, as a result, the odds for away win have been dropping. Jack Powell should be recalled to the starting XI, as well as fellow midfielder Jake Hessenthaler after the duo was rested in the midweek loss.
The Bluebirds, on the other hand, look unstoppable at the moment, with the team eyeing their fourth consecutive league win. Barrow have already recorded three wins on the road this term, and given Crawley Town’s shaky defence, we predict that the visitors will emerge triumphant in Saturday’s encounter. Both Ben Whitfield and Patrick Brough are pushing for recalls after the duo came from the bench in the FA Cup loss to Mansfield.
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.