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17 October 2014

Mark Robins takes charge of the Iron for the first time on Saturday, when his Scunthorpe United side go into the Sky Bet League One game with Colchester as underdogs.

Tony Humes’ charges travel to North Lincolnshire as 7/4 favourites, according to the league’s official betting sponsor Sky Bet, after they beat Fleetwood 2-1 last weekend.

Robins’ team will be full of confidence under their new boss following the 3-0 away victory at Gillingham last time out and Sky Bet have the home side valued at 7/5 for the three points.

The visitors have drawn three times this season, while the Claret and Blue have just once and a draw on Saturday is 5/2.

The Iron are 25/1 to repeat last week’s 3-0 scoreline against the Essex side, while 2-0 is 12/1 and both 1-0 and 2-1 are 17/2.

In 2008, at Glanford Park, there was a 3-3 draw between the two sides and a repeat scoreline is 50/1.

Colchester’s last win at the home of the Iron was in 1995, when Niall Thompson’s double helped them to a 4-3 victory and the same score this weekend is 100/1.

If you think both teams will score, you will get odds of 4/7 while a double chance of Scunthorpe or draw is 2/5.

Scunthorpe to win and both teams to score is 100/30 and a draw with over 2.5 goals in the game is 9/1.

Our five-goal top scorer Paddy Madden is the favourite Iron player to score first or last, valued at 5/1 while he is 11/8 to bag anytime.

Despite returning to action three minutes from time in Saturday’s win, ex-Gillingham forward Deon Burton is the second favourite Scunthorpe player to score first or anytime, 6/1 and 7/4 respectively.

Rory Fallon has two goals in four games for the club and he is 12/5 anytime, while Neal Bishop, who grabbed his second of the season at the MEMS Priestfield, is 6/1 to score anytime in the game.

Meanwhile Gary McSheffrey, who also scored in Kent, is 16/1 to bag a brace at Glanford Park.

Former Iron loan man Freddie Sears is 6/1 to score anytime against the club he played nine times for during his two-month stay in North Lincolnshire.

Rhys Healey is also priced the same as Sears, while former Arsenal player Sanchez Watt is 12/5 to get on the score sheet at any given time.

You can bet on Madden to score and the Iron to win at 5/2, while a double of both the Irishman and Freddie Sears to score can be bet on with odds of 13/2.

Elsewhere in Sky Bet League One, Crewe travel to Walsall, Leyton Orient host MK Dons while Gary Johnson’s Yeovil are at home to Swindon.

Leaders Bristol City travel to the Ricoh Arena to play Coventry, Peterborough take on Barnsley and Preston and Port Vale will face each other at Deepdale.

For the rest of the league’s fixtures this weekend, see them on our the Football League’s official sponsor’s website. They have over 50 different betting markets: from goal times to scorelines, goal count to goal scorers and many more. 

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