Scunthorpe United vs Doncaster Rovers
England – League One
Date: Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Glanford Park (Scunthorpe).
Scunthorpe United seem to be losing ground on the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Shrewsbury Town in the battle for the top two spots in League One. They sit at fourth being five points adrift of the mentioned teams after suffering a disappointed 1-3 defeat to Gillingham on Saturday in front of the home crowd. The Iron will want to bounce back instantly just three days later, but it will be anything but an easy task against the in-form likes of Doncaster Rovers.
Donny have just earned the promotion to the third tier last year when they’ve dominated the League Two football. They obviously tend to make a further progress and they seem to have the quality to stay competitive at this level. They went two-goal down early on against the third-placed Shrewsbury Town at the weekend, but Mathieu Baudry and Issam Ben Khemis notched second-half goals to save a point for Darren Ferguson and his men.
The visitors have fallen down to the 12th position after being winless in last four league ties, but a win here might well give them a glimmer of hope for the potential top six finish. The momentum is clearly on their side after the mentioned draw at Shrewsbury Town.
Scunthorpe United vs Doncaster Rovers: Head-to-head
The head to head stats also speak in Donny’s favour since the visitors have won 17 and lost only 5 of 29 matches against Scunthorpe United.
This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams in this season.
The Iron took a narrow 0-1 win when the teams met in the league clash at The Keepmoat Stadium, but the Rovers came on top in both cup matches (1-1, win on penalties in the FA Cup and a 3-0 win in the EFL Trophy).
Scunthorpe United vs Doncaster Rovers: Prediction
The visitors will come into the game in higher spirits and we can see them upset the Iron here.
We will also go with the Donny to score two or more goals past the struggling defensive line of Scunthorpe’s at the sky-high 3.00 odds.
Scunthorpe United vs Doncaster Rovers: Bet Tips
Doncaster Rovers to win @ 3.20
Doncaster Rovers Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.00