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Preview: Barrow v Crawley Town

19 November 2021

A photograph of The Dunes Hotel Stadium Mark Fletcher (MI News & Sport)
The Dunes Hotel Stadium

We take an in-depth look at the weekend action as Crawley Town make a League Two visit to The Dunes Hotel Stadium.

Barrow v Crawley Town
Saturday 20th November 2021, 3pm
The Dunes Hotel Stadium
Sky Bet League Two

In Opposition
After an encouraging start to the new campaign, Crawley Town are going through a tricky run of form having lost their last six games in all competitions.

John Yems’ side had eyes on a play-off berth following an excellent away win at Rochdale at the beginning of last month, but their recent sequence of results has seen them drop to 20th in the League Two table.

Having finished in mid-table last term, fans will hope that they can recover their best form quickly and yet have a say much further up the table this time around.

One To Watch
Crawley have scored three goals in the last six games – and all three of them have come from front man Kwesi Appiah who has made a promising start to life with the club.

Appiah joined The Red Devils in August after returning from a spell playing in the Indian Super League and he’s already hit the net seven times in all competitions.

The 31-year-old’s form saw him shortlisted for the League Two October Player of the Month prize for Barrow will have to ensure they keep him quiet this weekend.

Head To Head
Whilst this weekend will see only the ninth competitive meeting between the two clubs, this is a fixture which has often produced a good amount of goals.

The last meeting – here in Barrow back in March – produced a five-goal thriller which was settled right at the death by Scott Quigley’s close-range finish as The Bluebirds drove towards League Two safety.

Indeed, Crawley have yet to taste victory in Barrow in four previous visits so will be hoping to break that duck on Saturday.

Referee
Samuel Barrott will be on duty at The Dunes Hotel Stadium for the first time this season when he’s on the whistle for our clash with Crawley Town.

The official, now into his second season on the list of EFL referees, last took in a Barrow game when we won 2-0 at Port Vale last term.

Barrott’s most recent appointment came last Friday evening when he saw Newport County end Hartlepool United’s unbeaten home sequence with a 2-1 triumph at Victoria Park.

Tickets
Tickets for Saturday’s game are available in advance online and from The Dunes Hotel Stadium which will remain open until 4pm on Friday.

On the day of the game, tickets will be available from 12noon from Main Reception (card payment only) and from the Ticket Booth in the Fan Zone (cash and card payment).

Click here for all the information you need on buying tickets for Saturday’s game.

Live Streaming
There will be no live stream for fans living in the UK due to the restrictions around Saturday afternoon broadcasting.

However, fans who live abroad will be able to access live footage as normal and can pick up their International Video Match Pass right now for just £10.

Click here to add your Match Pass ahead of kick-off.

Live Commentary
iFollow is the only place that fans can listen to live online commentary of every game this season as we continue our link-up with our friends at BBC Radio Cumbria.

Fans will be able to listen to expert Bluebirds commentator Adam Johnson, who will be joined by John Goodwin to describe all the action as it unfolds against Crawley Town.

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.

Betting
Barrow have been installed as 21/20 favourites for three points on Saturday, while visitors Crawley are priced at 12/5 for the victory and a draw is rated a 23/10 shot with our friends at Sky Bet.

Click here now to take a look at a full list of markets ahead of this weekend’s game.


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