Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Stockport County will look to make a flying start to the new League two campaign when they host Barrow to their Edgeley Park on Saturday. Stockport impressed in pre-season, with the team beating all Nuneaton, Chorley and Altrincham, while playing out a 2-2 draw with Bolton. The newcomers are likely to leave their hearts on the field, and seeing that they are a real force to be reckoned with at home, punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the home side.
The Bluebirds, on the other hand, failed to impress in the 2021/2022 League Two campaign, and seeing that the Hatters want this win more than the visitors, we are tempted to put our money on Dave Challinor’s troops. In their last meeting in a competitive match Stockport defeated Barrow 3-2, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
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 (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.