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Scunthorpe United will face off against visiting team Crawley Town at The Sands Venue Stadium in the League Two tie on Friday.
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Scunthorpe United will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 2-0 League Two success against Bradford City.
For Scunthorpe United, the goals were scored by Abo Eisa (5') and Devarn Green (59').
It has been seldom in recent games where Scunthorpe United haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that The Irons have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 6 goals along the way. Even so, time will tell whether that pattern will continue on in this upcoming match.
Heading into this fixture, Scunthorpe United are winless against Crawley Town in their last 3 matches in the league.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Carlisle United in League Two action, Crawley Town will be aiming to make amends here.
Joe Riley (17') and Omari Patrick (33') scored for Carlisle United.
John Yems's Crawley Town have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 6 times throughout their most recent 6 matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during those same matches adds up to 9.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 09/02/2013, neither club has come out on top overall with Scunthorpe United winning 2 of those games, Crawley Town 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A sum of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from The Irons and 10 coming from The Red Devils. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was League Two match day 2 on 19/09/2020 and the score finished Crawley Town 1-0 Scunthorpe United.
The referee was Carl Brook.
Team News: Scunthorpe United
There’s just the lone fitness concern for the Scunthorpe United manager Neil Cox to be concerned with thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Jordan Clarke (Knee Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Crawley Town
Due to a fully injury-free group ready to go, Crawley Town boss John Yems has zero fitness worries to report ahead of this game.
We believe that Crawley Town and Scunthorpe United could end up without much reward for their efforts here.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. That’s why we have predicted a hard-fought 0-0 scoreline at the end of the 90.
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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 used in the Striker position, Ryan Loft was born in Gravesend, England. Having played his first senior match for Stevenage in the 2016 - 2017 season, the gifted Forward has contributed 8 league goals in the League Two 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 34 appearances.