Competition: League One
Market: Both teams to score at Scunthorpe vs Rochdale
Odds: 19/20 @ Bet365
Despite starting the New Year as one of League One’s leading promotion hopefuls, Graham Alexander’s Scunthorpe side have struggled to keep up the pace and now find themselves in a battle to secure a playoff position come the end of the season. On Saturday afternoon, Scunthorpe will play host to a Rochdale side involved in their own battle at the other end of the table.
For the hosts, Graham Alexander’s Scunthorpe side know that they must start to turn their recent form around if they want to stand any chance of guaranteeing Championship football at the Glandson Park next season. Despite flirting with the top-two before the start of 2018, Scunthorpe have now fallen down to fifth and only a two-point buffer sees them from falling out of the playoff positions. Now 15 points adrift of the automatic spots, The Irons have also only managed to pick up one win in the league in their last seven attempts. It has been defensively where Alexander’s side have begun to struggle, Scunthorpe have only kept one clean sheet in their last 12 League One outings.
As for Keith Hill’s Rochdale side, although the Dale are still far from extending their stay in League One, they have shown signs of life after putting up a valiant display against Tottenham in the FA Cup last 16. Currently sat 23rd in the table, while Hill’s side are four points above Bury, Dale are still six points away from League One safety. For Rochdale, they will be desperate to extend on their recent form, aside from a 2-0 defeat to Fleetwood on Tuesday, Dale have only lost one in their last five and have now scored in their last eight consecutive away appearances.
Bet: Both teams to score at Scunthorpe vs Rochdale 19/20 @ Bet365>>
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