Scunthorpe vs Sheffield United Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Scunthorpe have made a devastating start to the season at home, scoring 12 in three games. They were held by Charlton last time out, 0-0, and face another tough test against Sheffield United here. The Blades are in fine form themselves. Below are our predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Scunthorpe vs Sheffield United
Venue: Glanford Park
Kick off: Saturday, 24th September, 3pm
Scunthorpe were largely stifled on the opening day, but still beat Bristol Rovers 3-1. They went on to win their next two games 4-0 and 5-0 against Southend and Gillingham which made others stand up and take notice. Sheffield United haven't been as free scoring, but have been tough to beat of their travels.
They have lost two of their four games, although they were close fought contests against Bolton and Millwall. They bounced back by beating Gillingham and AFC Wimbledon. The Blades have now won their last four games, scoring eight goals.
Scunthorpe haven't been as free scoring in their last two games, winning 1-0 and drawing 0-0, but the Iron haven't conceded a goal for 276 minutes coming in to this game. Both sides have scored in four of Sheffield's last five games though.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Scunthorpe are best odds 6/4 with Betfair to record their fourth home win in five games. The draw can be backed at 12/5 with Stan James whilst Sheffield United are 19/10 at Ladbrokes. I feel you can make a case for all three outcomes here.
Scoring just one goal in two games is a big drop off for this Scunthorpe side given their previous exploits, but it's not like they're about to run in to a drought. Even when they were putting four and five past sides at home, they kept clean sheets. That's what they've done in their last three games. They're just as organised at the back as they are lethal going forward, which makes them a hard team to beat.Sheffield United haven't mastered the art of defending so far this season. They've been leaky and they've had to rely on their ability to outscore teams. It hasn't been anything drastic, but three of their last four wins saw them come out on top 2-1, 2-1 and 3-2. United have kept four clean sheets in 22 League One away games.
One of those was a 1-0 win over Scunthorpe, but I don't think this game will be that gritty. I think both sides will get on the score sheet. Scunny have scored in 14 of 15 at home since that loss to United. Back Both Teams to Score here at best odds of 5/6 with 10Bet.
It really is tough to pick a correct score or a winner for this game, so I'll settle for a draw. I don't foresee anything to outrageous, so I suppose we will hang our hat on 1-1 or 2-2. United had drawn 12 games 1-1 in their two League One seasons prior to this. Back a correct score of 1-1 at odds of 6/1 with Unibet.
Only Matty Taylor has kept pace with Josh Morris in League One so far this season. It's been a confident start to the season, and he did net in four of Scunny's five wins this season. Back him to score at odds of 7/2 with Bet365.
Free Betting Tip
Both Teams Score - 5/6 with 10Bet
Correct Score Prediction
1-1 - 6/1 with Unibet
Josh Morris - 7/2 with Bet365