Scunthorpe United v Bradford City Preview

March 25, 2017 | By

Bet365 - £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers Registering an AccountEnglish League One action Sunday lunch time comes from Glanford Park and features Scunthorpe United versus Bradford City.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 12:30pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Scunthorpe United v Bradford City Preview, League One, 26th March 2017

Scunthorpe United head into this game having had a good season so far and still in with a chance of securing automatic promotion to the championship season if they can catch second place Bolton Wanderers who are 8pts above them.

The hosts are currently placed in 5th position of the league table on 64pts having secured 18 wins, 10 draws and 11 defeats from their 39 matches played.

However the club seems to be going through a difficult time of it at the moment having lost four of their last five league games and face another tough test on Sunday afternoon when playing host against Bradford City.

Bradford City head into the game also having had a good season so far and like their hosts they are also in with a chance of securing automatic promotion to the championship season if they can catch Bolton Wanderers who are 6pts above them.

The visitors are currently placed in 4th position of the league table on 66pts having secured 16 wins, 18 draws and 5 defeats from their 39 matches played and will be in confident mood come Sunday afternoon as the club has remained unbeaten during their last five league matches played of which they have won three.

Scunthorpe United Team News :

On-loan midfielder Matt Crooks is a doubt with a foot injury while Kevin van Veen is almost certainly ruled out again with a hamstring strain. He joins longer-term injury victims Conor Townsend and Sam Mantom on the sidelines but Alexander is back after completing his one-match touchline ban.

Bradford City Team News :

Bradford midfielder Nicky Law will be back in contention following a knee injury, which has kept him out of the last four games. Law returned to full training this week and will be included in manager Stuart McCall’s squad.

McCall has no new injury or suspension worries, but on-loan Newcastle winger Alex Gilliead is still out with a hamstring injury. Strikers Alex Jones and Billy Clarke, plus defender Stephen Darby are among those pushing for recalls as the Bantams bid to extend their unbeaten league run to eight matches.

Scunthorpe United v Bradford City Head to Head Statistics:

Sunday’s lunch time game from Glanford Park will become the 11th meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Scunthorpe United have managed to win 3 matches overall, with 1 of those having came with home advantage.

Bradford City have managed to also secure 3 wins overall, with 1 of those victories recorded away from home.

As we can see from our head to head to head statistics table shown below, recent meetings between the two clubs shows Bradford City with a clear advantage having managed to secure two victories, with Peterbrough United having failed to win any and the remaining three games having finished all square.

26/12/16 LEO Bradford City – Scunthorpe United
0 : 0
02/04/16 LEO Bradford City – Scunthorpe United
1 : 0
21/11/15 LEO Scunthorpe United – Bradford City 0 : 2
21/04/15 LEO Scunthorpe United – Bradford City
1 : 1
20/12/14 LEO Bradford City – Scunthorpe United
1 : 1

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

19 Goals have been scored in the previous 10 meetings between the two clubs and this provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 1.90.

6 of those Goals have been scored in the previous 4 matches played between the two clubs at Glanford Park and this provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 1.50.

Based on both sets of data shown above, it does seem to suggest that this game is unlikely to be a goal fest by any means and the stand out selection here does seem to be the Under 2.5 Goals Market.

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Scunthorpe United v Bradford City Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

Scunthorpe United: L L L W L

Bradford City: D W W D W

Bradford City have a clear advantage on the recent form stats having managed to secure three wins and two draws from their previous five games played, compared to Scunthorpe United who have won one and lost four of their previous five games played.

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Scunthorpe United v Bradford City Match Betting Odds Market

Scunthorpe United are a current best price available to win this game at 9/5 with BetVictor – Bet £10 & Receive a Huge £60 Free Bonus when Registering a New Account.

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Scunthorpe United v Bradford City Match Predictions, Banker Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets

Both sides have had a productive season so far and both look strong contenders to at least make an end of season promotion playoff place.

Scunthorpe United have suffered a poor run of form recently which has seen them lose four and win one of their last five matches played and that obviously has to be a concern here for the hosts as the confidence of the players will no doubt be in question.

Bradford City on the other hand have been in excellent form of late winning four and drawing one of their last five games played and with their players no doubt high in confidence they do look the value play here, especially with the club having a good record against Scunthorpe United in recent seasons.

Onto some predictions then and my Banker Free Tip is going to be for Bradford City to Win as for me they are the form side heading into this game with the momentum and confidence and with a chance to keep the pressure up on the sides above them by picking up the 3pts from this game, I believe the visitors will just prove too strong for the hosts.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip is going to be for Bradford City Striker Jordie Hiwula-Mayifuila to score the first goal of this game as with nine goals this season and with five of those having been the first goals of the game, he looks the perfect choice to be on here at a good price.

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