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Preview: Barrow v Oldham Athletic

24 November 2020

A photo of The Progression Solicitors Stadium Mark Fletcher (MI News & Sport)
The Progression Solicitors Stadium

Take a look at everything you need to know ahead of tonight's game in our full and in-depth preview of the action.

Barrow v Oldham Athletic
Tuesday 24th November 2020, 7pm
The Progression Solicitors Stadium
Sky Bet League Two

In Opposition
After a fairly tricky start to their new League Two campaign, Oldham Athletic arrive at The Progression Solicitors this evening in a strong run of form.

Harry Kewell’s men have won three of their last five league outings, including an outstanding 2-1 win at Exeter City on Saturday to bring The Grecian’s 13-game unbeaten run to an end.

It’s fair to say that The Latics have been better on the road than they have on home soil – they’ve collected 10 of their 14 points so far this season on their travels.

That leaves them sitting one point and one place above Barrow in the League Two table ahead of this evening’s contest so both sides have plenty to play for.

One To Watch
Danny Rowe rifled home his fifth goal of the season in all competitions on Saturday when his astonishing free-kick helped Oldham pick up their brilliant win at Exeter City.

The former AFC Fylde star made the move to Boundary Park in January after smashing an incredible 192 goals in 293 appearances for The Coasters.

Rowe spent a short time on loan with Barrow in 2013 and he will need to be well-marshalled this evening to ensure he doesn’t enjoy a profitable return to Cumbria.

Head To Head
Barrow and Oldham Athletic have met 50 times in competitive action in the past, though this evening’s fixture will be the first such meeting since an FA Cup tie in 2001.

The Bluebirds have the edge historically having enjoyed 24 victories in comparison to The Latics’ 21 triumphs, while just five encounters have ended in draws over the years.

Referee
Declan Bourne is on the whistle for tonight’s game against Oldham Athletic as he oversees his second Barrow fixture of the new campaign.

The official, promoted to the EFL alongside The Bluebirds for 2020/21, was also the referee when we made our trip to fellow League Two newcomers Harrogate Town last month.

Bourne has been doing the business in both League One and Two so far this term, though his most recent outing was for Shrewsbury Town’s 4-3 Papa John’s Trophy win over Crewe Alexandra two weeks ago.

Betting
Barrow have been installed as 11/10 favourites for three points tonight, with visitors Oldham rated an 11/5 shot for victory and the draw priced up at 13/5 with our friends at Sky Bet.

Click here now to take a look at Sky Bet’s range of odds on this evening’s action.

Live Streaming
Match Passes to watch tonight’s game live on iFollow Barrow are now available so you can keep a close eye on the action as David Dunn’s men go head-to-head with The Latics.

Season Ticket holders have now had their iFollow accounts upgraded so that they should receive automatic access to our live coverage – click here for more info on how to check your access.

Click here now to buy your Match Pass for this evening’s game.

Live Commentary
We will also provide an audio commentary of tonight’s game when we link up with BBC Radio Cumbria’s Adam Johnson and John Goodwin, who will describe all the action as it unfolds.

You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.

Click here now to subscribe to iFollow Barrow.


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