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The League Two match at One Call Stadium on Saturday will see home side Mansfield Town fighting it out with Barrow.
View all of the Mansfield Town v Barrow predictions, poll and stats below - along with the latest match odds.
Mansfield Town head into this match after a 1-1 League Two drawn game against Colchester United.
The only name on the scoresheet from Mansfield Town was Davis Keillor-Dunn (90'). Joe Taylor (30') was the scorer for Colchester United.
Over their prior 6 fixtures, Nigel Clough's Mansfield Town have hit the back of the net a total of 9 times - an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.5.
Going into this one, Mansfield Town haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
In their last game, Barrow drew 1-1 in the League Two match with Newport County.
The only scorer from Barrow was Dean Campbell (69'). Shane McLoughlin (40') scored for Newport County.
The strike force from Barrow have been starved of goals over their last 6 encounters, netting the disappointing return of just 4. In those fixtures, The Bluebirds have also seen the overall goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 6.
Taking a look at their past results, Barrow:
- remain undefeated by Mansfield Town when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 27/10/2020 tells us that Mansfield Town have won 2 of them & Barrow 4, with the tally of drawn games standing at 0.
In all, 19 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 8 from The Stags and 11 created by The Bluebirds. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The last league match between the two was League Two match day 26 on 07/01/2023 and the score finished Mansfield Town 2-3 Barrow.
The referee was Neil Hair.
Team News: Mansfield Town
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Mansfield Town gaffer Nigel Clough to contend with from of an almost fully healthy group. Alfie Kilgour (Achilles tendon rupture) is sidelined.
It’s our opinion that The Stags will probably opt for a 4-3-1-2 formation in the match, beginning the first half with Christy Pym, Jordan Bowery, Aden Flint, Lewis Brunt, Calum MacDonald, Aaron Lewis, Louis Reed, Davis Keillor-Dunn, Ollie Clarke, Lucas Akins and Will Swan.
Team News: Barrow
Thanks to a completely healthy group to pick from, the Barrow manager Pete Wild doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever before this match.
There’s a good chance that The Bluebirds appear most likely to make use of a 4-3-3 formation with a starting lineup of Paul Farman, Rory Feely, George Ray, Niall Canavan, Junior Tiensia, Kian Spence, Robbie Gotts, Dean Campbell, Jamie Proctor, Emile Acquah and David Worrall.
We’re of the opinion that Mansfield Town have it within them to create the chances to score more than once when they play Barrow, who may well struggle to score themselves.
Our tip is for a comfortable 2-0 winning margin for Mansfield Town when all’s said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: One Call Stadium (9,186)
Captain: Ollie Clarke
Chairman: John Radford
Manager: Nigel Clough
Competitions: League Two position 5, EFL Cup (Third Round), EFL Trophy (Group H - North)
⭐ Key Man: Lucas Akins
Mostly playing in the Right Wing position, Lucas Akins was born in Huddersfield, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Huddersfield Town in the 2006 - 2007 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in the League Two 2023 - 2024 season so far in 8 appearances.