Oxford are in all sorts of bother here. They have lost 6 consecutive games with their last start 3 days ago a catch=up game against Doncaster, losing 34-16. They covered the massive -40 point handicap on this occasion, but the match was played at a neutral venue in Featherstone and both teams were on a 3 day turn around after playing on Sunday.
This match will be Oxfords 3rd game in 8 days and with a big casualty list coming into this match they will be well short of their best players.
Last up, Doncaster ran in 6 tries in the first half converting just 3, but 5 of those tries were within the first 20 minutes. The second half was poor from both sides with a lot of handling errors and plenty of half hearted attacks and soft defence as both sides ran out of puff from the fatigue of a short turn around.
Barrow will be ruthless in front of their supporters. The Raiders are unbeaten at home in 7 matches and 11-1-1 for the League they have an average of 41 points For and 11 Against JF Hornby Stadium, Oxford have a 20/37 For and Against split on the road.
Everything is against Oxford in this match up and I can only imagine those Oxford players heads dropping very early on as Barrow get off to their usual frantic start racking up points en mass and the visitors having nothing left in the tank to stop the onslaught. Big number here by very obtainable even if Barrow play their alternates to rest players with the playoffs at the door.
Only on option of value here Barrow cover -42 points. 3 units @ 1-90
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