Bristol Rovers vs Scunthorpe Prediction & Match Preview

Bristol Rovers vs Scunthorpe
English League One
Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Memorial Stadium (Bristol).

Scunthorpe United were genuine promotional challengers in the past couple of years, but they are not pulling up any trees at the start of the new League One season. They ended a five-loss thread in League One with a 3-3 draw at home to fellow strugglers Oxford United two weeks ago. A serious turnaround in form is required for Stuart McCall and his men who sit as low as 19th in the league ladder after 17 rounds of the competition.

They will travel to Memorial Stadium to take on another relegation strugglers Bristol Rovers aiming to stay unbeaten in second straight game in League One. The hosts also got off to a dreadful kick off to the new season, but they grew in form in the last couple of weeks. The Pirates thus lost just one of last five outings across competitions and they will head into this off the back of a superb 0-3 victory over 9th-placed Blackpool on the road.

Bristol Rovers vs Scunthorpe: Head-to-head

The draw was the most common of outcomes in the history of head to head affairs between these two likes.

It happened on 7 occasions in 18 matches. Bristol won 6 and lost 5 of the remaining 11 games.

Just one of past seven head to head games saw three or more goals scored.

The 1-1 scoreline happened on three occasions in last five H2H outings.

Bristol Rovers vs Scunthorpe: Prediction

Bristol Rovers should have a nice opportunity to back up a demolishing 0-3 victory over Blackpool on Saturday. They are set to play a team with the weakest defensive record in the entire league here. The Iron allowed as many as 37 goals in 17 games of the season.

It will be the music to the ears of Ollie Clarke whose brace inspired the mentioned victory over Blackpool in the previous round. The Pirates were generally tough to break down in recent weeks. They shipped only three goals in last seven matches in all competitions. We do recognize the value of the 2.15 odds offered for the home win here.

Bristol Rovers vs Scunthorpe: Bet Tips

  • Bristol Rovers to win @ 2.15 (23/20)
  • Bristol Rovers Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.25 (5/4).