Sutton welcomes Barrow to the Borough Sports Ground this weekend, where they will look to defy the odds and pick up three points. Earlier this season, the Bluebirds defeated this week’s hosts 2-1.
Sutton’s season so far can be highlighted by their position at the bottom of League Two. After 25 matches, they’ve picked up just 18 points and won only four matches. Luckily for this weekend, three of them have come at home. The U’s have conceded the most goals per game this season, with an average of 2.08, while also scoring the third fewest per game, 1.12.
Last time out, Sutton suffered a 3-1 away defeat to Championship side Plymouth in the FA Cup. The fourth-division side held their own for a long spell, with a penalty ultimately giving the hosts the advantage after the hour mark.
The Bluebirds have been extremely impressive this season, and they sit fourth in the league after 26 matches. Pete Wild’s side has only lost four games all season, with their solid defence often helping them over the line. Barrow only have the 15th best goal per game ratio, 1.46, but they’ve only conceded 0.92 goals per game, the second lowest average.
That was on display last time out as they beat Tranmere 1-0 at home. The game was rather even throughout, with both sides struggling to create chances, but the hosts stole the victory with 15 minutes to go.
Barrow will fancy their chances to claim three points this weekend, especially as they have the second-best away record in the league. On the other hand, Sutton will be happy to put in a performance that they can build upon.
The final prediction is Sutton United 0-2 Barrow.