Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Thanks to Jordan Lyden’s goal Swindon Town defeated Northampton Town on Tuesday evening, with the team retaining top position in the standings. The Robins are on the right track to return to the league one, but they can’t afford any complacency in the remainder of the season. The league leaders have been impressive at home ground of late, beating the likes of Crewe, Port Vale, and Exeter City, and it is no wonder they are seen as hot favorites to win Saturday’s football game against Scunthorpe United.
The Iron, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 home loss to Cambridge United, and they are unlikely to spoil Swindon’s party at the County Ground. When the two teams met at Sands Venue earlier this term the Robins defeated the Iron 2-0, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Michael Doughty):
Michael Doughty is a professional footballer who was born in Westminster, England on November 20, 1992. Doughty started his youth career at Chelsea, but in 2007 he moved to the fellow capital club Queens Park Rangers.
After making 12 appearances for the Hoops in the league at the senior level, the 185-cm tall midfielder signed a deal with Peterborough United in the 2017/2018 season. It has to be noted, though, that he played for the likes of Woking, Crawley Town, Aldershot Town, St. Johnstone, Stevenage, Gillingham, and Swindon Town on loan as well during his spell with QPR.
In 2018 he signed a permanent deal with Swindon Town. Despite being born in England, Michael Doughty has one cap with the Wales U21 team. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a left midfielder as well. Michael Doughty has dual citizenship (England/Wales).
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).