Another tight fixture to call here. Sitting in 3rd and 6th respectively, Macclesfield and Barrow have both been in pretty good form of late. With just one loss between them in their last ten combined, both are looking rather tough to beat at the moment.
Although both are indeed in good form right now, neither look the most solid at the back and seem to rely more on their forward line as opposed to their back-line. With this in mind, ‘Both Teams to Score’ at odds of 5/6 is the way to go here.
Two teams who’re good going forward, but aren’t the best defensively is usually a good recipe for a ‘Both Teams to Score’ selection and this match is no exception.
Both teams have scored in four of the last five home matches that have been played by Barrow, while both scored in three of the last five Macclesfield away matches. On top of this, both teams have only failed to score once in their last five.
Additionally, both sides bring with them attacking players in good goal-scoring form. Ollie Norburn, Chris Holroyd and Danny Rowe have ten goals between them for Macclesfield, while Byron Harrison and Richie Bennett have 11 between them for Barrow.
Head To Head
Barrow have just about had the better of this fixture in recent times. Tuesday’s hosts have won two of the last five, while Macclesfield have won once. The other two ended all-square, including the last time the pair met back in April 2016 (1-1).
In their last five games, Barrow have won three and drawn one. They’ve scored nine and have conceded three. Having kept two clean sheets in that time, they’ve failed to score on just one occasion. Both teams have scored in three of the last five Barrow matches, while three or more goals were scored in two of those five. Macclesfield, in their last five, have won four and lost one. Having scored seven and conceded two, they’ve kept three clean sheets and have failed to score just once. Both teams have scored in only one of the last five Macclesfield matches, while more than two goals were scored in two of those five.
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