The Iron make the trip to Highbury on Tuesday night six places behind hosts Fleetwood Town, and find themselves priced as outsiders at 11/5 to emerge victorious in the game.Fleetwood’s form has been erratic to say the least, with four wins, four losses and two draws from the 10 games they’ve played in 2015. They’ve been priced at 6/5 to beat United, who are winless in their last three but have a good record on the road having lost once in the league on their travels since late September. The odds on a draw come in at 12/5.
Graham Alexander’s men currently lie in 11th, just four points off the play-offs, while Scunthorpe United are just three points adrift of the Cod Army in 17th. The Iron missed a golden chance to make ground on the Fleet after drawing 1-1 at home to bottom of the table Yeovil, with Hakeeb Adelakun cancelling out Joel Grant’s opener, while Tuesday’s hosts were handed a 3-0 drubbing away at Chesterfield with goals from Caolan Lavery, Sam Hird and Sam Morsy, while midfielder Antoni Sarcevic was sent off for the Lancashire club.
The Iron emerged victorious at the Ricoh the last time the two sides met back in 2013, as Sam Winnall notched for the side during the League Two promotion battle in October. The odds of a repeat scoreline have been priced at 15/2; however Alexander’s men had far more luck this season during their trip to North Lincolnshire in the reverse fixture. Jamie Proctor and Gareth Evans scored during a 2-0 win over United back in August, and SkyBet are offering 9/1 odds of another 2-0 Fleetwood win.
Looking at individual player bets, Hakeeb Adelakun came off the bench to score after less than five minutes of being on the pitch against Yeovil on Saturday, with his lightning pace and mean eye for goal making him look a shrewd bet of being first goalscorer? Has his goal earned him a start by Mark Robins? Either way he’s priced at 11/1 to break the deadlock, while coming in at 4/1 to score anytime.
After failing to notch against former club Yeovil, Scunthorpe’s Paddy Madden will be chomping at the bit to add to his impressive tally. Having already registered 15 goals this campaign he’s bound to be due another soon, and SkyBet have him at a flattering 7/1 as a first scorer, while at a generous 12/5 to score at any point during the 90. Another to watch out for is Man City loanee George Evans. Evans swung sponsors man of the match for his fine display against the Glovers at the weekend, with the only thing missing from his performance being goal. If you fancy him to score the game’s first, he’s priced at an astounding 18/1, with 6/1 odds of him netting at any moment during the match.
Sky Bet is also offering match specials for this fixture. They have Scunthorpe to score two or more in the first half at 9/1, as well as Scunthorpe to score in the first ten minutes at 8/1. On the other side they have Fleetwood to score two or more in the first half at 6/1 and for the visitors to score in the first 10 minutes also at 13/2.
With the Iron known to be strong on the road, the 11/5 bet on them emerging as winners may prove to be a major hit, with Fleetwood’s home form anything but solid at the moment having won only 33.3% of their home games this calendar year.
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