Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Blundell Park will host Saturday’s football game between Grimsby Town and Scunthorpe United, the two bottom-table sides. Grimsby have been slipping down the standings week by week, and, no doubt, boss Ian Holloway is under big pressure ahead of the visit of Scunthorpe. The Iron, on the other hand, recorded a very important 2-1 win over Barrow in their last league math.
Scunthorpe have been impressive on the travels of late, with the team beating the likes of Oldham and Port Vale in November, while crushing Harrogate 5-2 earlier this month, and it is no wonder the odds for away win have been dropping. Scunthorpe are more of a team than Grimsby, and we predict that they are going to pick up all three points from the Blundell Park clash. A man to watch in the away team will be Abobaker Eisa, who scored his fourth goal of the season in the midweek clash. Defender Luke Waterwall is sidelined through suspension for the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Sean Scannell):
Sean Scannell is a winger who plays for Huddersfield Town. The Irish footballer is capable of playing up front as well and he began his senior career at Crystal Palace, before penning a three-year contract with Huddersfield Town.
The English player, who was born in Croydon on 17 September 1990, made 25 outings for Huddersfield in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign, scoring one goal for the club. Sean Scannell has 10 caps for Republic of Ireland Under-21 side, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. Scannell was named Republic of Ireland Young Player of the Year in 2007, and in 2008 he was Crystal Palace’s Young Player of the Year.
His contract with Huddersfield Town expires on 30 June, 2019 and his highest market value was €1 million back on 8 January, 2009. Sean Scannell started his youth career in Addiscombe Corinthians, but he played for Crystal Palace youth teams as well.
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).