SCUNTHORPE UNITED v SHREWSBURY TOWN
Saturday 11th February 2017 – Kickoff: 1500hrs
Football – England – League One Betting Tips
Scunthorpe’s recent four-match sequence without defeat came to an end last weekend when they went down 3-1 away at Southend United, but The Iron will be looking to bounce back at Glanford Park this Saturday when they play host to League One strugglers Shrewsbury Town.
Scunthorpe are one of only two teams in the English third tier to remain unbeaten at home so far this season (along with Bradford City), as this afternoon’s hosts hold a solid 9-5-0 33/12 record on home soil which includes recent wins over Millwall, Bury and Port Vale.
Scunthorpe are actually unbeaten in their last 26 home matches in League One and having kept 12 clean sheets during this impressive run of form, I can’t see any reason why they can’t keep this run going today.
Onto Shrewsbury Town and they currently occupy 18th place in League One following an upturn in recent form which has seen them put together a five-match unbeaten run which includes wins over Bradford City, Oldham Athletic and Bury.
These three recent wins however were all gained at their Greenhous Stadium, while their resukts away from home have been less convincing; a record of 2-5-8 14/25 on their travels suggests they’ll find it tough going to keep up with Scunthorpe here, particularly as they’ve managed just two clean sheets on the road to date all season.
In addition, The Shrews have conceded 2 goals or more on 9 occasions from their 15 away matches in total which could also spell trouble for them at Glanford Park.
Pick: Scunthorpe United to win @ 1.67 bet365