Our prediction for this League 2 match:
St. James Park will host Saturday’s football match between Exeter City and Scunthorpe United, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table ahead of Matchday 9. Exeter are only one point behind the League Two playoffs berth, meaning that a win over Scunthorpe United should see them climb to top seven in the standings. The Grecians aim to build on a midweek win over Crawley Town, and you should know that they are eyeing their third consecutive win at home ground.
The Iron, on the other hand, sit in the bottom half of the table, with the team suffering a loss in each of their last four league fixtures. Scunthorpe have been struggling at the back of late, and given Exeter’s display in the triumph over Crawley, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the hosts. Myles Hippolyte returns from suspension for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Jake Taylor):
Jake Taylor is a product of the Reading football academy who plays for Exeter City in the League Two. Taylor spent his youth career at Reading, and he continued wearing the blue and white shirt at senior level.
After scoring two goals in 31 appearances with the Royals in the league, the English footballer spent several seasons on loan at the likes of Aldershot Town, Exeter City, Cheltenham Town, Crawley Town, Leyton Orient, and Motherwell. In 2016 Jake Taylor returned to Exeter City, signing a permanent deal with the St James Park outfit.
Despite being born in Ascot, England, on December 1, 1991, Taylor represents Wales on the international stage. He has ten caps with the Wales U21 team, and he made his debut with the Dragons at the senior level in a 2-1 win over Cyprus on October 13, 2014. His primary position is central midfielder.
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).