Scunthorpe vs Newport
England – League 2
Date: Saturday, 11 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Sands Venue Stadium (Scunthorpe).
Scunthorpe have failed to pick up any points in their last two games here. However, with Newport on a four-match losing streak in their outings, there is certainly reason for the hosts to have their hopes up this Saturday.
Scunthorpe vs Newport Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw Newport post a 2-1 victory.
- Two out of their previous three fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Neither side have kept a clean sheet in their past three encounters.
- Newport are unbeaten in their last three meetings. (W-1, D-2, L-0)
Scunthorpe vs Newport Prediction
Scunthorpe have been hit by a sharp decline in form in their League Two campaign and have come away with the win just once in their past four clashes. Their last fixture, in particular, saw them lose by a hefty 3-1 scoreline to Plymouth, that too at home.
Be that as it may, the hosts managed to come out on top in their mid-week clash with Manchester City U21 in the EFL Trophy. The home side are currently hovering right above Newport on the ladder as well, albeit by a narrow one-point advantage.
On the other hand, Newport are on an even more miserable run of form at the moment. The visiting contingent have not had a taste of success in their past ten matchups in the fourth division. To make matters worse, they have picked up a win in just four of their previous fifteen games in all competitions.
Furthermore, Newport are one of the worst away sides in the cluster. They have secured the bragging rights just twice in their last ten outings, garnering no more than nine points from a possible thirty.
Moreover, Scunthorpe have stumbled on just four occasions at home this term, three of which were against sides that are dwelling above them on the ladder.
Given Newport’s far from promising run on the road, it goes without saying that Scunthorpe are the favorites to secure the bragging rights this weekend.
However, the hosts have settled for just a point five times in front of the home crowd so far. Taking into account that their last encounter with this foe here had also ended as a tie, the safest punt would have to be a Draw no Bet.
Additionally, Scunthorpe have not been paying attention to their defensive duties, as of late. They have conceded eight goals from their last four games here alone.
Considering that their previous three h2h matchups overall have also witnessed both teams find the back of the net together, count on neither side to keep a clean sheet in this one.
Scunthorpe vs Newport Betting tips
Draw no bet: Scunthorpe @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).