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Barrow host Tranmere at The Dunes Hotel Stadium in League Two on Saturday. Rovers are aiming to keep their promotion charge on track when they visit Cumbria. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Barrow vs Tranmere – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Tranmere have won nine of their last 11 League Two fixtures ahead of their clash with Barrow. Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.
Tranmere to Win
Tranmere’s League Two title hopes were crushed in a 4-0 reverse to table-topping Forest Green last weekend, though Rovers bounced back in typically dogged style in midweek with a 1-0 triumph over Stevenage. That was Tranmere’s ninth win in 11 fixtures in the fourth tier and Micky Mellon’s side are robust enough to force another victory over relegation-threatened Barrow.
Under 2.5 Goals
Tranmere have built their automatic promotion challenge on strong defensive foundations this season, though Rovers’ focus at the back has come at a cost further up the pitch. Indeed, 79% of their league fixtures this season have produced under 2.5 goals – including their 2-0 win over Barrow on Merseyside back in December – and the same market can be pursued with confidence on Saturday.
Both Teams to Score – No
Micky Mellon’s Rovers have been one of the most impressive defensive units in the entire Football League this season and Tranmere have kept an incredible 16 clean sheets in 28 fixtures. On Saturday, that expertly drilled unit comes up against a Barrow outfit that has scored just 15 times in 14 home assignments this term and we’re tipping Rovers to keep them at arm’s length. With that in mind, we recommend backing both teams not to score in Cumbria.
Barrow vs Tranmere Match Preview: Teams fighting at opposite ends
Barrow recorded a shock 1-0 victory at Northampton on Tuesday evening and jumped two places from 22nd to 20th as a result. Mark Cooper’s side snapped a three-game losing streak with their success against the Cobblers, though relegation fears have been far from allayed. Aaron Amadi-Holloway – who joined the club on loan from Burton Albion during the January transfer window – notched the fixture’s only goal at the Sixfields Stadium and the 28-year-old could prove a smart acquisition.
It didn’t take Tranmere long to find their feet after their harrowing 4-0 loss at home to a Forest Green side they would have considered their peers and Rovers 1-0 win over Stevenage was much more like it from the Merseysiders. Away from Prenton Park, Tranmere have collected ten points from the last 12 on offer and Rovers will be confident of adding to that haul at The Dunes Hotel Stadium this weekend.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Barrow vs Tranmere
Below you can find the best stats for Saturday’s fixture along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.
Barrow vs Tranmere Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
Tranmere beat Barrow 2-0 when the teams last met on December 26th.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 16:00 CET (GMT +1).
Who is Tranmere's leading scorer this season?
With five goals in League Two, Kieron Morris is Tranmere’s leading scorer this season.