Scunthorpe vs Peterborough
English League One
Date: Saturday, 13 October 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Glanford Park (Scunthorpe).
Scunthorpe United were genuine promotional contenders in past two years, but they seem to have troubles catching up with the top-six sides at the start of the new season. The Iron sit at a disappointing 12th place being as many as ten points shy of runaway leaders Portsmouth.
Peterborough’s visit on Saturday should provide the hosts a nice opportunity to turn a corner and show they have what it takes for a new play-offs bid. The Posh, who barely missed out on the play-offs spots last time out, look as a serious candidate for direct promotion this term.
Steve Evans’ troops are just three points behind Pompey at the very top of the standings. They even had a chance to move lock on points with Portsmouth, but fell 0-4 to Barnsley at home last weekend. Evans has huge issues with his side’s defensive efforts in recent showings as the Posh allowed as many as eight goals during the three-game winless streak.
Scunthorpe vs Peterborough: Head-to-head
Scunthorpe United will rely on a positive head to head record with the Posh, looking to snatch an important victory on Saturday.
The Iron are unbeaten in last five meetings with Peterborough.
Scunthorpe won three and drew two in the process.
Each of last three H2H affairs saw goals at both ends.
Scunthorpe vs Peterborough: Prediction
Much like his compatriot colleague on the other side, Stuart McCall can’t be satisfied with the lack of meticulousness in his team’s back line this season. The Iron once again showed plenty of defensive holes last weekend when they fell 3-2 away at Luton Town.
Nevertheless, Scunthorpe have been flying high at the other end of late, especially when it comes to matches at Glanford Park. They bagged five goals in last home win over Charlton Athletic (5-3) and notched as many as 11 in last four home matches in the division (two wins and draws apiece).
Backing a high-scoring contest is a must here. As for the outcome, we’ll stick with the hosts and back them to grab the third straight home win in League One.
Scunthorpe vs Peterborough: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5)
Scunthorpe United to win & BTTS @ 4.33 (10/3).