Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Buoyed by a hard-fought 1-0 win over Doncaster, Leyton Orient will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Barrow in the League Two round 27. The O’s have been involved in some low-scoring games of late, and you should know that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their last five league fixtures. Omar Beckles is back from suspension, while Daniel Happe faces race against clock to be fit for Saturday’s game.
Meanwhile, the Bluebirds aim to build on a 3-2 win over Mansfield Town. Barrow did well to put an end to their five-match winless run, but beating Leyton on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Forward Josh Gordon could sneak into Barrow’s starting XI after scoring as a substitute in the last league fixture.
Highlighted Player (Adam Thompson):
Born in Harlow, England on September 28, 1992, Adam Thompson is a defender who plays for Bury in League One. Thompson started his youth career at Watford and after making 14 appearances for the Hornets at senior level, he moved to Southend United, signing a permanent deal with the club in January, 2014.
It has to be noted that he played for the likes of Brentford, Wycombe Wanderers and Barnet on loan as well before joining the Shakers. Adam Thompson has a short loan spell at Bradford City in the 2017/2018 season, but he made no more than nine appearances for the Bantams. Despite being born in England, Adam Thompson decided to represent Northern Ireland in international matches.
He made his debut with the Northern Ireland national team on February 9, 2011, coming from the bench in a 3-0 loss to Scotland. His main position is centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine showings at right-back as well.
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.