Barrow welcomes MK Dons to Holker Street this weekend in a huge clash between two play-off-gunning teams. Last time out, it was a thrilling 2-2 draw where the Bluebirds scored twice after the 90th minute to win.
The Bluebirds form has dropped off recently, which will frustrate Pete Wild. After winning seven League Two games in a row, Barrow have now only won one of their last seven. Last time out, they picked up a relatively decent 1-1 away draw against Notts County, where they had just 21% of the ball but could have won the tie.
Barrow are fourth in the league, winning 13 of their 29 matches and losing just five. Their solid defence that’s conceded just 30 goals has got them through plenty of tight matches, with their 42 goals and performance in attack being the manager’s biggest concern.
On the other hand, MK Dons are on fire at the moment, with the side winning seven of their last nine. Their most recent victory was a 2-1 home win over Gillingham last weekend. The tie was rather tight, with the hosts dominating the ball, but the first goal only arrived ten minutes from time.
This upturn in form has boosted the Dons into sixth place in League Two, with 14 wins, six draws, and eight defeats. They’ve netted 1.68 goals per game, which is the joint-sixth-best average, while conceding just 1.29, which is a relatively solid record.
Both teams should find joy in this game, but Barrow have only lost once at home all season. MK Dons are also stronger at home than on the road.
Either side could win it, but a draw is a likely outcome.
The final prediction is Barrow 1-1 MK Dons