Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Bradford City will look to record their first league win since March 15, 2022 when they host Scunthorpe United to their Valley Parade. The Bantams suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Colchester United at the weekend, but they are seen as hot favourites to beat the Iron on home soil. Midfielder Lee Anthony Angol should be recalled to the starting XI, while defender Paudi O’Connor misses out through suspension as he was sent off in Monday’s clash.
Scunthorpe, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom with 25 points in their pocket. The Iron were more than fortunate not to suffer a loss to Stevenage, and seeing that they failed to secure the League Two survival, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. Forward Harry Bunn is widely expected to return to Scunthorpe’s starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Harry Bunn):
Harry Bunn is a Manchester City product who played for the likes of Rochdale, Preston, Oldham Athletic, Crewe Alexandra, Sheffield United and Huddersfield Town on loan before signing a permanent deal with the Terriers in January, 2014. Bunn scored 15 goals in 91 appearances for Huddersfield Town before moving to Bury in a three-year contract in the summer of 2017.
The English attacker joined Bury as he was hungry for a first-team football. Harry Bunn, though, quickly changed the club as he joined Southend United on loan in August, 2018. After he impressed in the 2018/2019 season, the club chiefs decided to sign a permanent deal with Bunn. The Southend United forward was born in Oldham on November 21, 1992.
His main position is left winger, but he is capable of producing fine performances as attacking midfielder as well. The right-footed footballer has a contract with Southend United until June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Scunthorpe):
Founded back in 1899, Scunthorpe United are a professional football club that compete in League Two. The Iron wear sky blue and claret jerseys and claret shorts when playing on home soil, while green is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Scunthorpe United welcome their rivals at the Sands Venue Stadium, which can hold up to 9,088 people. The Iron recorded their biggest triumph (8-1) against Luton Town on April 24, 1965, with the team repeating the success 30 years later when they hammered Torquey United 8-1 in the New Division 3. As for the club’s biggest loss, the Iron were crushed by Carlisle United 8-0 on November 25, 1952.
Grimsby Town are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals, but they maintain rivalries with local clubs Hull City, Doncaster Rovers, and Lincoln City as well. Jack Brownsword (1947-65) holds the record for most appearances in Scunthorpe United shirt (783).