Scunthorpe vs Coventry
English League One
Date: Saturday, 5 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Glanford Park (Scunthorpe).
Scunthorpe look to have finally found the wanted shape as Stuart McCall’s men managed to snatch back-to-back wins in League One get on the brink of the safe zone. The Iron, who were genuine promotional contenders in the past couple of seasons, began the new campaign in a dreadful manner under the Scottish manager. Nevertheless, they kept their net untouched in last two rounds against Wycombe Wanderers and Peterborough United.
Tuesday’s 0-2 victory over Peterborough away at ABAX was particularly impressive as it proved the Iron have what it takes to stay competitive against promotional chasers. They will need this confidence badly on Saturday when they play host to red-hot Coventry City who will enter this on the back of three subsequent wins in the competition. The Sky Blues were also very tough to break down recently as they allowed just one goal in past three league affairs.
Scunthorpe vs Coventry: Head-to-head
Scunthorpe will rely heavily on the head to head tradition against the Sky Blues.
The Iron won six and drew one of past seven encounters with Coventry City.
Both teams scored in three of last four head to head outings.
Scunthorpe vs Coventry: Prediction
The visitors moved on to the 8th place in the league ladder after a thread of three successive victories. They are now seven points shy of promotional play-offs and will be desperate to keep the excellent spell of form going on Saturday.
Both teams have been very tough to break down of late which is why we expect to see a close encounter to be decided by one or even none goals. The draw does look to be the closest of three outcomes, while the Under 2.5 goals FT is the best of betting options here without doubts.
You can also combine and try with a goalless first half at 2.75, while braver punters can shoot for a goalless draw at 10.00.
Scunthorpe vs Coventry: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.50 (5/2)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5).