Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Scunthorpe and Bristol Rovers square off against each other at Sands Venue Stadium in a highly-anticipated League Two game. The Iron have drawn each of their last four league fixtures, and, as a result, they are still sitting in the ultimate position in the standings. Scunthorpe are eyeing their first league win since October 23, and they are likely to leave their hearts on the field.
The Pirates, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Port Vale, with the team beating Rochdale 4-2 in front of home fans. Bristol Rovers aim to move closer to the playoffs berth, and they should take advantage of Scunthorpe’s anything but brilliant form. The good news for the visitors is that important defender Cian Harries returns from suspension after serving his one-game ban at the weekend.
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 (Bristol Rovers):
Established back on August 1, 1883, Bristol Rovers are one of the oldest clubs in the League One. Bristol Rovers were formed after a meeting at the Eastville Restaurant under the name of Black Arabs after the Arabs rugby team.
This name, though, lasted no more than one season as the club was renamed Eastville Rovers in 1884. Five years later the club’s name was officially changes to Bristol Rovers. Nicknamed the Pirates, Bristol Rovers welcome their opponents at Memorial Stadium Horfield, the venue with the capacity of 12,296. Bristol Rovers are well known for their blue and white home kit, but they are dressed in yellow when playing on the travels.
Ricky Lambert, who used to play for the likes of Southampton and Liverpool in the Premier League, is regarded as one of the club’s most notable footballers. It has to be noted that Lambert scored 51 goals in 128 appearances for the Pirates in the league.