Scunthorpe United vs Rochdale - Free Betting Tips

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Scunthorpe United and Rochdale have conceded more goals than any other team in the English League one, except for Oxford United. Their inability to keep clean sheets or even defend narrow margin leads has prevented both sides from climbing the table. Now their defences will be tested once again and each team will try to take advantage of the other’s weakness to pick up three valuable points.

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Scunthorpe United vs Rochdale Best Odds

08. September 2018 | 15:00
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Scunthorpe United or Draw
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Correct Score 1-1
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Scunthorpe United are at home, but they haven’t been particularly successful at Glanford Park and are still searching for their first home win. By comparison, Rochdale are the only team outside the top 10 to have won twice on the road, so bookmakers see them as favourites. Punters can take advantage of the generous odds of 1/2 offered by BetVictor and bet on Scunthorpe United or Draw. For the sake of even better odds, it is worth considering a bet on Scunthorpe United to win. A low scoring draw a definite possibility, so the Scunthorpe United vs Rochdale best odds may well be for a Correct Score of 1-1, priced at 6/1 by Unibet.

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Scunthorpe United vs Rochdale Betting Tips: Form Guide

One Victory In Four Months For Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe United ended the regular season on a positive note, but lost steam at the worst possible moment and failed to win promotion to the Championship. Things didn’t improve during the summer break and they lost back-to-back friendly games, before winning in the opening round of the new League One season. That victory over Coventry on the road remains the only triumph so far and the fans are starting to lose patience with a team that hasn’t won at home yet.

Mid-August was absolutely terrible for Scunthorpe United who were eliminated from the League Cup and then lost consecutive games against Sunderland and Fleetwood Town. Scoring draws against Barnsley and Accrington Stanley reignited hope and they recently qualified for the next round of the Checkatrade Trophy. Although recent results have indeed been disappointing, this is a better team than the numbers suggest and Scunthorpe United vs Rochdale match previews hint at a sudden change of fortune. The hosts have no players injured and can start the match with three strikers, which clearly indicates their attacking intentions. Six different Scunthorpe players have scored this season, so Rochdale will have a hard time defending.

Rochdale Are More Successful In Games Played On The Road

League One teams perform much better at home and with the exception of Accrington Stanley, Rochdale are the only ones to have won more games on the road. What’s unique about them is that they have lost all three games played at home and conceded 10 goals, while winning twice on the road and limiting opponents to three goals. They haven’t lost a single match when playing away from home and their top priority for this fixture is to extend this invincibility on the road.

After conceding 13 goals in four matches, manager Keith Hill decided to make some radical changes in the starting formation and apparently they work brilliantly. Rochdale have won the last two matches and allowed a single goal, while scoring a combined three and advanced to the next stage of the Checkatrade Trophy. Offensively, they rely on the services of Henderson and Andrew, who have played in all six matches so far, even though both are above 30 years old. They will also play today from the start, but our Scunthorpe United vs Rochdale betting tips for today are on the hosts to contain their threat.

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The Last 5 Games

Scunthorpe United VS. Rochdale

  • Scunthorpe Form0 wins, 3 draws, 2 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Scunthorpe Goals5 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Rochdale Form2 wins, 0 draw, 3 loss in the last 5 matches
  • Rochdale Goals3 goals in the last 5 matches
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Scunthorpe United vs Rochdale Preview: Recent Meetings

Recent form slightly favours the visiting team, as Rochdale have played surprisingly well on the road, while Scunthorpe are yet to win a game at home. The head to head record, though, suggests something entirely different, as today’s hosts have won the vast majority of meetings between the sides. In 18 games played at Glanford Park, they have emerged victorious on 11 occasions, lost twice and five matches resulted in low scoring draws.

The last two matches between these two teams ended 1-1 and this has also been the score in two of their last three meetings at this venue. Rochdale haven’t won a match at Glanford Park since 1999 and our Scunthorpe United vs Rochdale prediction is that another two decades may have to pass before they win here again. It is only a matter of time until the hosts will return to their winning ways and they should be able to salvage at least one point this afternoon.

Scunthorpe United vs Rochdale Prediction: Scunthorpe United or Draw

Rochdale will try to take advantage of Scunthorpe’s mediocre form and claim a rare victory at the Glanford Park. They will use two veteran strikers and instead of trying to defend the scoreless draw will probe the hosts’ defences, to find a weakness. Both teams have improved their defensive performance in recent years, but they have still allowed more goals this season than all but one of their League One counterparts. While a draw is a very likely result, Scunthorpe United 1-1 Rochdale is the score we have in mind, rather than a scoreless draw.

Our Scunthorpe United vs Rochdale betting tips favour the hosts to return to their winning ways and win at least one point against a team they’ve dominated over the years. They lack an inspirational striker, but will compensate for this absence by fielding a starting formation with three offensive players. What makes them really dangerous is that instead of relying on a single player, they have a few who could get on the scoresheet. Under these circumstances, it will be difficult for Rochdale to keep a clean sheet.

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