Football betting preview: Scunthorpe United with moderate expectations before welcoming Forest Green Rovers

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Competition: England League Two
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Sands Venue Stadium (9088 seats)

Scunthorpe United will cross fingers that their home comfort is enough to get a victory from this rough battle, versus lively Forest Green Rovers.

Insights:
  • Scunthorpe United have the most conceded goals (23) in League Two
  • Forest Green Rovers have the the best goal difference (+9) away in League Two

Forest Green Rovers could be less fresh than the hosts in this fixture, as they played a EFL Trophy game only four sleeps ago.

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Scunthorpe United form and stats

When playing at home in the League Two, Scunthorpe United, who have the most conceded goals (23) in League Two, have managed 1 win, 1 draw and suffered 3 defeats from 5 games. With three straight defeats the pressure is piling up on Scunthorpe to get some points in this home game.

In their previous game, the manager N. Cox led his Scunthorpe to a defeat in the League Two match away at Harrogate Town. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Sands Venue Stadium. As you see from the result above, Scunthorpe United suffered greatly in their last game. Thankfully the team has a new chance to prove themselves in this one. Alfie Beestin (midfield was the top team player in that game with a rating of 6.64/10. Beestin served one assist and hit one key pass.

A EFL Trophy defeat was the result before that one, 1-4 away at Rotherham United.

Scunthorpe are traveling soon after this match as the League Two match at Barrow awaits in three days.

Scunthorpe have scored 3 league goals here from 5 matches, not a lot. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 9 goals have been conceded.

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Forest Green Rovers form and stats

The visitors, who have the the best goal difference (+9) away in League Two, are W4-D1-L0 on the road this term. That's in the League Two. It could be a hat trick of victories away for Forest, as they have won on their previous two travels.

Forest's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Brighton U21 (after extra-time, 5-3 on penalties) that finished 2-2.

Preceding that, the 0-2 home loss versus Swindon Town.

Forest Green Rovers have another match away from home in just three sleeps, a League Two match vs Leyton Orient. A difficult programme for them!

Forest have scored more than twice on average per away game (in the league), an impressive attacking display. They have 11 goals from 5 away matches. Forest's manager R. Edwards has created a great defensive setup working very nicely in away games with only 2 conceded goals. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the preceeding five meetings involving these two participants are: three wins for Scunthorpe, zero draws and two wins for Forest Green Rovers. Over 2,5 goals: two times; under 2,5 goals: three games.

Top Goalscorers

Forest Green RoversJ. Matt
J. Matt
6 goals
Forest Green RoversM. Stevens
M. Stevens
6 goals
Forest Green RoversN. Cadden
N. Cadden
4 goals

Scunthorpe United missing players

Forest Green Rovers missing players

Scunthorpe United Forest Green Rovers
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
11 5 4 Played P 3 5 11
1 1 1 Won W 3 4 7
4 1 1 Drew D 0 1 2
6 3 2 Lost L 0 0 2
7 3 3 Scored S 7 11 20
23 9 5 Conceded C 2 2 10
91% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 80% 82%
73% 60% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 80% 73%
45% 40% 25% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 60% 45%
36% 40% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 40% 27%
9% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 9%
45% 40% 50% BTTS BTTS 67% 40% 36%
18% 20% 25% Clean Sheets C S 33% 60% 45%
45% 40% 25% Failed to Score F T 0% 20% 36%
 
4.6 5.8 6 Corners for (avg) C F 7 5.8 6.1
4.9 4.6 4.8 Corners against (avg) C A 4.3 4.8 5.1
1.7 1.6 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.3 1.6 1.6
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
9.3 9.6 10.2 Shots (avg) S ( 13 13.2 13.6
2.6 3.8 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 4.6 5
24% 16% 21% Goal Efficiency G E 47% 48% 36%
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • Forest Green Rovers have not yet lost a game away.
  • Forest Green Rovers have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Forest Green Rovers have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded away.
  • Forest Green Rovers have scored more than double the goals of Scunthorpe United.
  • Forest Green Rovers have the the best goal difference (+9) away in League Two
  • Scunthorpe United have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Scunthorpe United have the most conceded goals (23) in League Two
  • Scunthorpe United have the most conceded goals in the second half (15) in League Two
  • Scunthorpe United have the the worst goal difference (-16) in League Two
  • Scunthorpe United have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Scunthorpe United haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Scunthorpe United is in the worst form (0-1-5)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Forest Green Rovers 11 7 2 2 20 10 6 3 1 2 9 8 5 4 1 0 11 2 10 23
2 Harrogate Town 11 6 4 1 23 13 6 3 3 0 14 7 5 3 1 1 9 6 10 22
3 Swindon Town 11 5 4 2 14 8 5 1 2 2 3 4 6 4 2 0 11 4 6 19
4 Port Vale 11 5 3 3 16 12 5 2 2 1 7 5 6 3 1 2 9 7 4 18
5 Tranmere Rovers 11 5 3 3 8 4 6 5 0 1 8 2 5 0 3 2 0 2 4 18
6 Leyton Orient 11 4 5 2 19 11 5 3 1 1 9 2 6 1 4 1 10 9 8 17
7 Sutton United 10 5 2 3 16 11 5 4 0 1 12 6 5 1 2 2 4 5 5 17
8 Hartlepool United 11 5 2 4 11 10 6 5 1 0 9 3 5 0 1 4 2 7 1 17
9 Crawley Town 11 5 2 4 14 15 5 3 2 0 8 5 6 2 0 4 6 10 -1 17
10 Exeter City 11 3 7 1 16 10 5 2 3 0 8 3 6 1 4 1 8 7 6 16
11 Barrow 11 4 4 3 15 12 6 2 3 1 9 8 5 2 1 2 6 4 3 16
12 Bradford City 11 4 4 3 14 11 5 3 2 0 10 4 6 1 2 3 4 7 3 16
13 Newport County 11 4 3 4 13 13 5 2 2 1 7 4 6 2 1 3 6 9 0 15
14 Northampton Town 11 4 3 4 10 11 5 2 1 2 5 6 6 2 2 2 5 5 -1 15
15 Stevenage 11 3 4 4 11 15 6 2 3 1 7 8 5 1 1 3 4 7 -4 13
16 Bristol Rovers 11 4 1 6 12 17 6 3 0 3 7 8 5 1 1 3 5 9 -5 13
17 Salford City 11 3 3 5 12 12 6 2 3 1 7 4 5 1 0 4 5 8 0 12
18 Rochdale 11 3 3 5 12 14 6 1 2 3 3 5 5 2 1 2 9 9 -2 12
19 Walsall 11 3 3 5 13 16 6 3 1 2 9 8 5 0 2 3 4 8 -3 12
20 Colchester United 10 2 4 4 7 11 4 0 1 3 1 5 6 2 3 1 6 6 -4 10
21 Mansfield Town 11 2 4 5 10 15 7 2 2 3 8 10 4 0 2 2 2 5 -5 10
22 Carlisle United 11 2 4 5 9 18 5 1 3 1 5 6 6 1 1 4 4 12 -9 10
23 Oldham Athletic 11 2 2 7 6 16 5 0 1 4 2 8 6 2 1 3 4 8 -10 8
24 Scunthorpe United 11 1 4 6 7 23 5 1 1 3 3 9 6 0 3 3 4 14 -16 7

Read more about League Two

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.