Scunthorpe vs Portsmouth
Date: Saturday, 24 November 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Glanford Park (Scunthorpe).
The team managed by Stuart McCall are 19th in the league and are looking at a possible relegation if they do not win some games as soon as possible. They have lost 7 matches and tend to draw more than they win.
The team from Scunthorpe are the worst defensive unit in the competitions conceding a whopping 37 goals till now. That being the case they are not bad at scoring goals too, with 26 goals coming in the league.
The Iron has only 1 win in 8 of their 9 games in all competitions. Over 2.5 goals came in 5 of their recent 6 matches and they don’t have a clean sheet in their last 10 matches. A 4 match winless streak which included 3 consecutive losses ended with a win against Burton in the last match. Over 2.5 goals were scored in total in 4 of their previous home matches.
Portsmouth are sitting comfortably at the top of the table with 11 wins and just one loss. They are one of the most defensively disciplined team conceding just 14 goals. With 6 wins included they are unbeaten in the last 8 matches across all competitions.
Pompey has the perfect away from. They are the only team to not lose a game on the road and are currently on a 2 match winning streak. Manager Kenny Jackett will be confident on his team’s power to win away matches.
The hosts are conceding 2 goals per match and with a team who are unbeatable on the road coming to town, they will have to prepare for a long night.
Scunthorpe vs Portsmouth: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Scunthorpe is unbeaten in the last 5 h2h games, with 4 wins included.
- Portsmouth previously won this fixture in 2012.
- Three of the last 5 clashes saw over 2.5 goals in total.
- The Iron have not lost at home to this opposition, and are on a 3 match win streak also.
Scunthorpe vs Portsmouth: Prediction
Portsmouth is on the form of their life. Even though the h2h stats say that Scunthorpe has been unbeaten this fixture in 4 consecutive matches, the league leaders have not lost an away game this season. So we can bet on the away side to win comfortably with 2.00 odd.
Over 2.5 goals were scored in total in 12 matches played by the hosts in the league. The same trend is followed by the away team in9 matches as well. Considering that the hosts have conceded 38 goals this season, we can bet on a score of over 2.5 goals with 1.87 odd.
Scunthorpe vs Portsmouth: Betting Tips
Portsmouth to win @ 2.00 (1/1).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.87 (7/8).