Stevenage face Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park this weekend as they go head to head in League One.
Tom Pearce, Boro Picks Predictor (@tompearce97)
This will be the seventh meeting between the two sides, with the first coming in 2011, in which Scunthorpe came out 2-1 winners.
It’s been an even game over the years, with both teams winning on two occasions and two games ending in draws.
It was The Boro who came out on top last time, though, as they won 3-1 in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
How will Saturday’s game play out, though?
A Jack Powell goal in the 92nd minute saw Stevenage drop two points in a 3-3 draw against Crawley Town last time out.
Due to that goal, they have won just one of their last six games, picking up five points from a possible 18. They now find themselves in 21st place in the form table.
The Boro won their last game on the road, meaning they had won two of their last three away games.
Scunthorpe United Form
Neither side could break the deadlock as Scunthorpe and Bradford City played out a 0-0 draw at the weekend.
That was the only game they haven’t lost in their last six, accumulating just one point from 18. That means they currently sit bottom of the form table.
They’ve struggled at home recently as well, failing to win there in three. They have also won just one of their last eight games at Glanford Park.
Our Picks For Boro Picks – Scunthorpe United v Stevenage
1. Will Stevenage beat Scunthorpe United? Yes
Scunthorpe are in a torrid run of form and Alex Revell will want his side to end the season on a high.
Also, The Boro’s current away form is quite good, which can’t be said about Scunthorpe’s home form.
2. How many goals will Stevenage score? 1
Stevenage have really struggled for goals when they’ve played on the road this campaign, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them score just the one.
That’s due to the fact that the Boro have scored exactly one goal in 55% of their away games this season.
Meanwhile, Scunthorpe have conceded 27 goals from 22 matches, which is an average of 1.23 goals against per home game.
3. Will Luke Norris score? Yes
The forward will want to end the season in good form, having scored three goals in his last two games.
He now has 11 goals to his name, with all of them coming in the league, having played 38 times in League Two this campaign.
Norris also has a decent record against Scunthorpe, scoring three goals in seven games against them.
4. How many shots on target will Stevenage have? 4+
Revell’s side had 12 shots against Crawley at the weekend, testing Glenn Morris with six of them.
They have now hit the target 162 times this season, which is an average 3.6 shots on goal per game.
Mark Howard has been the usual go-to man in goal for Scunthorpe, with Rory Watson stepping in for him on 12 occasions.
Between them, they have faced 165 attempts on their goal. That’s an average of 3.66 shots on target against per 90.
5. Will Elliot List assist a goal? No
List set up Arthur Read to put Stevenage a goal to the good with nine minutes remaining last time out.
He now has three assists to his name, with all three of them coming in the league.
The forward doesn’t have the best record against Scunthorpe either, failing to register an assist in five appearances against them.
6. How many corners will Stevenage be awarded? 4+
Stevenage won five corners last time out, meaning they have won 218 of them this season. That’s an average of 4.84 awarded per game.
From the 45 league games that the Boro have played, they have won four or more corners in 30 of them.
However, the last time they played Scunthorpe back in January, they failed to win a corner in the whole game.
- How many shots on target will Jack Aitchinson have? 0
- How many saves will Stevenage goalkeepers make? 2
- How many tackles will Luke Prosser make? 1
- How many goals will Stevenage concede? 0
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