Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Oldham and Scunthorpe square off against each other at Boundary Park on day 23 of the new League Two campaign. The Latics played out a thrilling 5-5 draw in their last league match, with the team remaining in the relegation zone. Oldham are desperate to put an end to their four-match winless run, and we predict that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in the Boxing Day clash. A man to watch in the home team will be Jamaica international Jamille Matt, who has been scoring goals for fun of late.
The Iron, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom of the standings, with the team collecting only 16 points in total. The rock-bottom side aim to escape the relegation zone as well, and given Oldham’s shaky defence, we believe that both teams to score betting option should be considered. In their last meeting in the English fourth tier the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Clarke):
Jordan Clarke is a professional footballer who plays for League Two club Scunthorpe United. Born on November 19, 1991, Clarke is a product of the Coventry City football academy. He continued playing for the Sky Blues at senior level and after scoring 4 goals in 125 appearances for the club, he moved to Scunthorpe United in 2015.
It has to be noted that he had a short loan spell with Yeovil Town as well during the 2014/15 season. Jordan Clarke made his Scunthorpe debut in the League Two in a 2-0 loss to Swindon Town on August 3, 2019. Clarke’s main position is right-back, but he is used as both centre and left back as well.
Since he was a very talented player, Jordan Clarke earned call-ups for both England U19 and U20 teams. Speaking of his personal life, you should know that the Scunthorpe United defender attended Coundon Court School in Coundon, Coventry.
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).