Two promotion-battling teams clash on Saturday as Barrow travel to Notts County in what’s set to be a thriller. However, in the reverse fixture, the game ended 1-1 due to a penalty for each side.
Despite being seventh in League Two and in contention for a spot in League One, Notts County’s lack of consistency will cost them as the season progresses. They’ve only won two of their last eight matches in all competitions, with the crazy 5-5 draw versus Grimsby highlighting their issues.
The Magpies are extremely leaky at the back, which has been their Achilles heel this season. Their goals conceded average is the third worst in the league, standing at 1.93 goals per game. Yet on the flip side, they are also the top scorers in the division, netting 2.2 times per game on average.
Barrow are currently fifth in League Two, however, their form has also been poor since Boxing Day. The Bluebirds were flying, but they’ve now only won one of their last six games. This seems to be down to their defence rather than the attack, which is a shock considering how strong they’ve been as a unit on the whole.
Barrow have conceded in all but one of their last seven games, but they still have the third-best defence in League Two, with an average conceded of 1.04. On the other hand, they’ve only netted 1.46 goals per game, but the Bluebirds have scored in all of their last 16.
Based on the statistics above, this game should see plenty of goal-mouth action. Therefore, both teams scoring is a likely outcome.
Either side could win it, but their form has been concerning.
The final prediction is Notts County 2-2 Barrow.