Walsall vs Scunthorpe Prediction & Match Preview

Walsall vs Scunthorpe
England – League One.
Date: Saturday, 12th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Bescot Stadium (Walsall).

The Saddlers will take on Scunthorpe United on Round-28 match scheduled on Saturday at Bescot Stadium.

Walsall is 15th in the table with just 2 points between them and their opponents for Saturday. Poor defense led to conceding 41 goals in 26 matches while scoring 28 goals in return. With 4 defeats included, they were unable to win any of the last 6 games in all competitions.

More than 2.5 goals were scored in total in 5 of the last 6 matches they played across all venues. At home, they have only 1 win and the same number of loss from the recent 5 matches. In 4 of those games, the score was more than 2.5 goals at the full time.

The Iron, on the other hand, is on a 3 match win streak in the league across all venues. This streak came after a 7 match losing run in all competitions. They also suffer from a poor defensive show with 52 goals conceded till now.

Even though they won their last away game against Peterborough, this was one of their only second win in previous 10 games. All other matches on the road in that spell were defeats for the team from Scunthorpe. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their last 5 away fixtures also.

Both teams are at the bottom half of the table. A couple of good performances and a bit of luck would help either of them to finish the season at a top-10 spot.

Walsall vs Scunthorpe: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Scunthorpe has 2 wins and a loss in the last 5 h2h matches against these opponents.
  • Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 last meetings between these two sides.
  • The visitors have won 3 times in their last 5 matches against the hosts here.
  • Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of the last 5 h2h games at this venue.
  • Three of those last 5 h2h matches here had the same score 1-4.

Walsall vs Scunthorpe: Prediction

In the last 7 home games on the trot for Walsall, both teams found the net. But when we look at the away form of Scunthorpe, it is clear that they have a problem scoring goals away from home. They failed to find a goal in 4 of the last 5 matches on the trot. So a bet can be placed on both teams not scoring with 2.00 odds.

The Iron has good momentum with 3 wins across all venues. The home team has been unbeaten in 4 of their last 5 home matches. So we may see a close game and maybe both teams will share the spoils. Thus a bet can be placed on the match to end as a draw with 3.30 odds.

Walsall vs Scunthorpe: Betting Tips

  • Match to end as a draw @ 3.30 (23/10).
  • Both teams to score: No @ 2.00 (1/1).

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