Table-topping Notts County will be aiming to continue their impressive start to the League Two season as they travel to Holker Street to take on Barrow.
Following promotion from the National League last campaign, Notts County have not looked out of place in League Two and are currently leading the table, having amassed 20 points from their 10 league games so far this campaign.
Luke William’s side have proven to be clinical so far this season and currently have the second best goalscoring record in the league, having netted 23 goals in their 10 league games. In their last three league outings, the Magpies have scored ten goals and we expect this matchup to be of a similar vein.
Notts County defeated Swindon Town 3-1 in a dominant display in their last league outing. The Magpies took the lead in the 10th minute through David McGoldrick, who chipped the ball over the on-rushing goalkeeper.
Macauley Langstaff doubled Notts' lead in the 20th minute from the penalty spot after Aaron Nemane was fouled in the area. Dan Crowley completed the rout in the 35th minute with a volley from the edge of the box. Swindon pulled one back in the second half through substitute Tyrese Shade, but it was not enough to prevent Notts from claiming a comfortable victory.
After a mixed start to their campaign, the hosts currently find themselves in 10th place in the table, having gained 15 points from their 9 league games, following four wins, three draws and two defeats.
Barrow were narrowly defeated by Grimsby in their last league outing on Tuesday. The Mariners took the lead in the 20th minute through Harry Clifton, who fired home from close range after good work from Ryan Taylor. Barrow equalised in the 35th minute through Josh Kay, who headed in from a corner.
Grimsby regained the lead in the 70th minute through John McAtee, who finished off a neat move involving Taylor and Clifton. Barrow pressed for an equaliser in the closing stages, but Grimsby held on to secure a valuable three points.
Barrow last met Notts County in the 2019/20 National League campaign. Despite being promoted that campaign, it was the Magpies who won the last meeting between the sides as two second-half County goals were the difference between the slides on the day.
Unsurprisingly, given their recent form, it is Notts County who are heavily favoured at the bookies ahead of this matchup and are currently priced @ 23/20, whilst a home win for Barrow is priced @ 21/10.
We are backing Notts County to win and over 3.5 goals because the Magpies come into this game in a rich vein of goalscoring form. Having the second best goalscoring record in the league, we believe that Notts County will likely score heavily again this weekend.