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Scunthorpe United make the trip to Utilita Energy Stadium on Saturday for the League Two fixture with hosts Bradford City.
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Bradford City will be wanting a better result here after the 0-1 League Two loss in their previous game against Salford City.
Ian Henderson (90') scored for Salford City.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Bradford City haven’t conceded. The reality is that The Bantams have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 8 goals on the way.
Ahead of this clash, Bradford City have left without a victory over Scunthorpe United in their last 3 matches in the league.
After a losing effort in their last game against Newport County in League Two competition, Scunthorpe United and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The only player to score from Scunthorpe United was George Taft (29' Own goal). Mickey Demetriou (34', 85') and Lewis Collins (39') scored for Newport County.
The attacking players from Scunthorpe United have suffered from a shortage of goals in their past six encounters, recording the poor return of only 3. In those fixtures, The Irons have also seen the collective goal tally of opposing teams equal 16. While that may be of interest, we’ll just have to find out whether such a trend shall be replicated in this upcoming match.
Looking at their past form shows that Scunthorpe United:
- have not registered a win against Bradford City when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 7 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head meetings dating back to 05/05/2018 shows us that Bradford City have won 2 of these games & Scunthorpe United 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
In all, 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 9 for The Bantams and 8 for The Irons. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The last league clash featuring these sides was League Two match day 23 on 23/03/2021 and the score finished Scunthorpe United 2-0 Bradford City.
The referee was Tom Nield.
Team News: Bradford City
Bradford City boss Conor Sellars will be happy not to have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match thanks to a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Scunthorpe United
Due to a mostly available squad, there is only the sole fitness problem for the Scunthorpe United manager Neil Cox to contend with. Jordan Clarke (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
Bradford City should have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
At the other end, Scunthorpe United will be up against it to score a goal of their own although we do see them being dangerous at times, too.
We’re predicting a 3-1 winning score for Bradford City at the end of the match.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Utilita Energy Stadium (25,136)
Captain: Richard O'Donnell
Chairman: Stefan Rupp
Manager: Conor Sellars
Competitions: League Two position 14
⭐ Star Man: Andy Cook
Typically taking to the field in the Striker position, Andy Cook was born in England. Having played his first senior match for Barrow in the 2009 - 2010 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 11 league goals in the League Two 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 38 appearances.