Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After sharing the spoils with Carlisle United in the FA Cup round 2, Forest Green will be looking to return to winning ways in the League Two when they host Scunthorpe United at the New Lawn on Matchday 20. The Rovers aim to overtake Swindon Town in the top position in the standings, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s clash.
A man to watch in the home team will be Scotland rising star Jack Aitchison, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. The Iron, on the other hand, are after their fifth consecutive win in all competitions, meaning that they are high on spirits ahead of the trip to Nailsworth. Given the away team’s attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score.
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).