Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
The League Two clash at The Sands Venue Stadium on Saturday sees home side Scunthorpe United prepare for the visit of Stevenage.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Scunthorpe United v Stevenage are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Scunthorpe United go into this fixture following a 0-0 League Two drawn match vs Bradford City.
It has not been often 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 games, letting in 16 goals in the process.
Analysis of their past results shows that Scunthorpe United:
- haven't beaten Stevenage in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
In the game prior to this, Stevenage drew 3-3 in the League Two match with Crawley Town.
For Stevenage, goals were scored by Luke Norris (21', 74'), Terence Vancooten (79' Own goal) and Arthur Read (81'). George Francomb (24') and Jack Powell (92') scored for Crawley Town.
The numbers tell their own story, and Stevenage have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in total. At the back, Boro just haven’t been too solid at all. That pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward here, though.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels dating back to 01/10/2011, there has been little to separate the clubs with Scunthorpe United winning 2 of those games, Stevenage 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
An aggregate of 11 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 5 from The Irons and 6 belonging to Boro. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
The last league encounter featuring the two was League Two match day 22 on 02/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Stevenage 3-1 Scunthorpe United.
The referee was Chris Pollard.
Team News: Scunthorpe United
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the lone fitness concern for the Scunthorpe United gaffer Neil Cox to be concerned with from a near full-strength group of players. Jordan Clarke (Knee Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Stevenage
Thanks to a completely injury-free group available for selection, Stevenage boss Alex Revell doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this game.
Here, we’re thinking that Scunthorpe United will need to put in a solid display to hit the back of the net against this Stevenage side who will likely manage to score & go ahead.
We’re therefore anticipating a hard-fought 0-1 victory for Stevenage when all is said and done.
Let’s see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Sands Venue Stadium (9,088)
Captain: Jordan Clarke
Chairman: Peter Swann
Manager: Neil Cox
Competitions: League Two position 22
⭐ Star Man: Ryan Loft
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Ryan Loft was born in Gravesend, England. After making a first senior appearance for Stevenage in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 8 league goals in the League Two 2020 - 2021 season so far in 40 appearances.