Delightful dogfight as daring Bolton Wanderers duels with determined Scunthorpe United

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Competition: England League Two
Competition: Tue 23.February
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: University of Bolton Stadium

Bolton Wanderers and Scunthorpe United have both delivered a "par" performance so far, to use a golfing expression. Both hold mid-table positions in the League Two.

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  • Scunthorpe United haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

It's no vacation for neither Wanderers nor Scunthorpe United as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Bolton Wanderers form and stats

When playing at home in the League Two, Bolton Wanderers have managed 5 wins, 4 draws and suffered 6 defeats from 15 games.

It's back home for Wanderers, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating Southend United away with the result 1-0. Shaun Miller found the net in that victory. Before that match, a win away at Mansfield Town.

World class coaching! That was the thoughts of I. Evatt when Shaun Miller scored the winning goal after coming on as a substitute in the 76th minute.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Bolton Wanderers have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found six games) they have won four times, drawn one and lost one.

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Barrow are coming to town in four days.

The Bolton Wanderers fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 16 in 15 matches. Wanderers's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 18 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Scunthorpe United form and stats

Playing away, Scunthorpe United have won 5 games, drawn 0 and suffered 8 defeats in the League Two this season. The visitors have performed well in their home games as well, building a total win streak of four games home and away. Scunthorpe hope to make it five in this match.

Scunthorpe go into this game after a win, the home game against Harrogate Town that ended 3-1. Prior to that result Scunthorpe United won their away game at Colchester United. The scoreline was 1-0.

We have checked recent matches where Scunthorpe United have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those 13 games were four victories, three draws and six defeats.

A new game in only four days for Scunthorpe, the League Two home match versus Cheltenham Town. Busy days.

Scunthorpe have a decent goal production going in their away games, although not fantastic. In 13 league away games 13 goals have been scored. As opposed to that, Scunthorpe have seen the ball go into their own net 16 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Scunthorpe United - Bolton Wanderers 0-1, played this season. Wanderers-Scunthorpe United H2H statistics last three meetings regardless of arena: Bolton Wanderers two wins, Scunthorpe United one win, zero draws. one of these three matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

WanderersE. Doyle
E. Doyle
11 goals
Scunthorpe UnitedR. Loft
R. Loft
7 goals
Scunthorpe UnitedA. Eisa
A. Eisa
6 goals

Bolton Wanderers missing players

Scunthorpe United missing players

Bolton Wanderers Scunthorpe United
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
29 15 3 Played P 3 13 27
11 5 2 Won W 2 5 11
8 4 0 Drew D 0 0 2
10 6 1 Lost L 1 8 14
36 16 3 Scored S 7 13 31
40 18 1 Conceded C 4 16 35
97% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
72% 67% 33% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 46% 59%
41% 27% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 31% 37%
17% 7% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 23% 26%
14% 7% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 8% 15%
48% 33% 0% BTTS BTTS 67% 31% 37%
31% 40% 67% Clean Sheets C S 0% 23% 26%
24% 33% 33% Failed to Score F T 33% 46% 37%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.4 1.1 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.7 1.4 1.4
5 3 1 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
11.7 12.4 16.7 Shots (avg) S ( 12.7 8.5 8.6
3.6 3.7 3.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.7 2.8 3.1
35% 29% 27% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 35% 37%
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • Scunthorpe United haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Cambridge United 30 15 7 8 47 28 15 8 5 2 22 12 15 7 2 6 25 16 19 52
2 Forest Green Rovers 27 13 9 5 37 26 13 6 5 2 18 13 14 7 4 3 19 13 11 48
3 Cheltenham Town 28 13 8 7 37 26 14 6 4 4 20 15 14 7 4 3 17 11 11 47
4 Morecambe 29 13 7 9 39 40 13 6 4 3 17 15 16 7 3 6 22 25 -1 46
5 Salford City 28 12 9 7 38 23 15 7 8 0 26 11 13 5 1 7 12 12 15 45
6 Tranmere Rovers 28 13 6 9 37 34 15 8 1 6 24 18 13 5 5 3 13 16 3 45
7 Newport County 27 12 8 7 37 29 13 8 3 2 17 12 14 4 5 5 20 17 8 44
8 Exeter City 27 11 10 6 49 34 14 8 2 4 29 16 13 3 8 2 20 18 15 43
9 Carlisle United 25 13 4 8 35 24 12 9 1 2 25 13 13 4 3 6 10 11 11 43
10 Bolton Wanderers 29 11 8 10 36 40 15 5 4 6 16 18 14 6 4 4 20 22 -4 41
11 Leyton Orient 28 11 6 11 35 30 15 7 4 4 22 13 13 4 2 7 13 17 5 39
12 Crawley Town 27 10 8 9 37 35 14 6 4 4 21 15 13 4 4 5 16 20 2 38
13 Bradford City 27 10 7 10 31 31 13 5 4 4 14 13 14 5 3 6 17 18 0 37
14 Walsall 28 8 13 7 35 37 15 5 5 5 16 18 13 3 8 2 19 19 -2 37
15 Harrogate Town 29 10 6 13 33 37 13 3 4 6 10 15 16 7 2 7 23 22 -4 36
16 Scunthorpe United 27 11 2 14 31 35 14 6 2 6 18 19 13 5 0 8 13 16 -4 35
17 Oldham Athletic 28 10 5 13 46 52 14 4 1 9 21 26 14 6 4 4 25 26 -6 35
18 Mansfield Town 28 7 13 8 37 39 14 2 6 6 18 23 14 5 7 2 19 16 -2 34
19 Port Vale 29 9 6 14 41 44 14 5 3 6 21 18 15 4 3 8 20 26 -3 33
20 Colchester United 28 7 12 9 30 37 13 6 5 2 20 14 15 1 7 7 10 23 -7 33
21 Stevenage 30 7 12 11 24 31 15 4 6 5 13 12 15 3 6 6 11 19 -7 33
22 Southend United 29 6 6 17 18 45 15 4 1 10 13 23 14 2 5 7 5 22 -27 24
23 Barrow 27 5 8 14 32 39 14 3 7 4 20 20 13 2 1 10 12 19 -7 23
24 Grimsby Town 27 5 6 16 20 46 13 2 4 7 9 20 14 3 2 9 11 26 -26 21

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The English Football League Two (usually referred to as League Two) is the fourth highest division in English football. The League Two league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Four teams are promoted and four relegated.