Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Forest Green will be aiming to build on a 3-1 win over Hartlepool when they host Barrow to the New Lawn on Matchday 18. The Green Army are eager to cement top position in the League Two, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the midweek clash. Jamaica international Jamille Matt, who scored his 8th goal of the season at the weekend, is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line.
Barrow, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Crawley Town. The Bluebirds failed to find the net in the previous two league fixtures, and given Forest Green’s current form, we predict that the underdogs are going to return home empty-handed. The Green Army defenders should have Republic of the Congo attacker Offrande Zanzala at bay.
Highlighted Player (Ebou Adams):
After spending his youth career at Orpington and Dartford, Ebou Adams made his debut for the Dartford senior team on April 26, 2014, in a 3-1 loss to Nuneaton Town. Born in Greenwich, England on January 15, 1996, Ebou Adams is a midfielder who played for the likes of Walton Casuals (loan), Norwich City, Braintree Town (loan), Shrewsbury Town (loan), Leyton Orient (loan), and Ebbsfleet Town as well before joining Forest Green Rovers.
He signed a two-year deal with the Green Army on June 18, 2019, making his debut with the club on August 10, 2019, in a 1-1 draw with Walsall. The footballer of Gambian descent debuted for the Gambia national team against Morocco B in November 2017.
His primary position is central midfield, but he is often used as a defensive midfielder. Ebou Adams has dual citizenship (England/Gambia), and he wears the number 14 shirt at Forest Green.
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.