Scunthorpe United play host to guests Cheltenham Town at The Sands Venue Stadium in the League Two fixture on Saturday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Scunthorpe United v Cheltenham Town match are shown here - along with the latest match odds.
Scunthorpe United will be wanting a better result here after a 2-0 League Two loss in their previous game against Bolton Wanderers.
Eoin Doyle (37') and Antoni Sarcevic (74') scored for Bolton Wanderers.
An interesting aspect of more recent Scunthorpe United games is the number of nil scores.
Taking their previous six matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on both teams scoring would've been a loser.
Going into this encounter, Scunthorpe United are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
Cheltenham Town come into this match after a 0-1 League Two win as they beat Cambridge United in their last match.
The only scorer from Cheltenham Town was Sean Long (63').
The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games involving Cheltenham Town has been apparent in recent matches. A glance at their last 6 meetings reveals that this has occurred 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal tally of 3 and The Robins have scored 6. Such a pattern might not be continued here, of course.
A look at their previous results shows us that Cheltenham Town:
- have not emerged victorious against Scunthorpe United when having played them away from home in the previous 6 league matches. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 28/04/2009 shows that Scunthorpe United have won 4 of these games and Cheltenham Town 2, with the number of draws standing at 0.
14 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 9 of them for The Irons and 5 coming from The Robins. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was League Two match day 7 on 20/10/2020 when the final score was Cheltenham Town 1-0 Scunthorpe United.
The referee was Sam Allison.
Team News: Scunthorpe United
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just one fitness concern for the Scunthorpe United manager Neil Cox to be concerned about from a near full-strength group. Jordan Clarke (Knee Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Cheltenham Town
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, Cheltenham Town boss Michael Duff has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
We’re inclined to think that Scunthorpe United will need to apply a lot of pressure to score goals against this Cheltenham Town team who we think will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 victory for Cheltenham Town at the end of this game.
Expecting it to be tight.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Sands Venue Stadium (9,088)
Captain: Jordan Clarke
Chairman: Peter Swann
Manager: Neil Cox
Competitions: League Two position 16
🔑 Key Player: Ryan Loft
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Ryan Loft was born in Gravesend, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Stevenage in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Forward has managed 7 league goals in the League Two 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 27 appearances.