Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Scunthorpe United will be aiming to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Grimsby Town when they take on Mansfield Town on Matchday 20. The Iron have been struggling on the travels of late, but they did well to beat both Leyton and Barrow at home in December. The likes of Taylor and Jarvis are pushing for a start. The Yellows, on the other hand, are on a four-game winless run in the League Two ahead of Saturday’s clash.
Mansfield Town, though, have been producing fine displays on the road in the 2020/21 season, and we predict that they will make life difficult for Scunthorpe defenders on the break. Nathaniel Bowery regained a much-needed confidence thanks to his goal in a 1-1 draw with Southend, and we predict that he is going to prove a handful for the opposition back-line.
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 (Mansfield):
Founded in 1897, Mansfield Town are a professional club that compete in the League 2, the English fourth tier. The Stags are well known for their yellow shirts and blue shorts, while the colour of their away kit is black. Field Mill is the club’s home ground, the stadium with the capacity of 9,186.
The venue was built back in 1861 and renovated in 1999. Chesterfield and Notts County are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals. Mansfield Town did well to win the Football League Trophy in 1986/1987 season, with the team beating Bristol City on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the regular time, with Kevin Kent and Glyn Riley scoring for Mansfield Town and Bristol City respectively. Goalkeeper Rod Arnold is the player with most appearances as he played 513 games for the Stags in all competitions.