Bury vs Scunthorpe Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
This fixture comes at the perfect time. Scunthorpe currently lead the league, one point ahead of Bury. Both teams are currently flying and find themselves in fine attacking form. Below are our predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Bury vs Scunthorpe
Venue: Gigg Lane
Kick-off:Saturday 1st October, 5.30pm
Scunthorpe currently lead League One with a total of 21 points. Bury sit just behind them in waiting on 20. If recent performances are anything to go by then this should be one hell of a game. Both teams are scoring for fun but are prone to conceding. I do think Bury are likely to fade away this season, but both teams are doing something right.
They’ve netted a combined 33 goals between them in their last six respective league games, but it’s Bury who have scored the lions share and find themselves in better form. They’ve won six straight games. Scunny have lost twice in that time and have drawn two of three, but there’s no question they’ll be ready for this game.
You do hope with such a big game that the teams don’t go in to their shell and fear conceding, but it seems unlikely. The last nine meetings have produced an average of 3.53 goals, but the two teams have never been in this form.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Despite their form Bury are underdogs in this one. They’re offered at 2/1 withBetfredwhilst Matchbook have the best price for a draw which is 12/5. You can back Scunthorpe to extend their lead at the top at best odds 6/4 through Coral.
Scunthorpe’s scoring has slowed down of late but they’re still a threat. They found themselves score through a couple of games recently, but they’re still in form. Bury are the second most prolific team in the league and are beginning to catch Scunny up, but the hosts don’t do clean sheets.
In Fact, Bury have kept three clean sheets in their last 26 games in all competitions. Their are worse defensive records than 11 allowed in 10 games, but it does become tricky when you concede in each game. Bury have done that in all six of their winning streak, but they’ve shown they can be incredibly potent going forward.
Scunthorpe do like to push men forward as we saw in their 2-2 draw with Sheffield United and should be weary here. I think backing goals rather than one specific team is the best way to go here.Back Over 2.5 goals at best odds of 19/20 with Bet365.
I don’t think it’s fair to price Scunthorpe as a clear favourite here and write off Bury. This game could go any way, but I think it will be a thriller.Back Bury to win 3-2 at odds of 34/1 with Stan James.
When you look at Bury's striking options they do have incredible talent for League One. They’re scoring from deeper areas also, but it’s James Vaughan
who has been the biggest threat up top. He has five goals in the five games he has played.Back James Vaughan to score at best odds 7/4 with Bet365.
Free Betting Tip
Over 2.5 Goals – 1/1 with Bet365
Correct Score Prediction
Bury 3-2 – 34/1 with Stan James
James Vaughan – 7/5 with Bet365