United are 11/8 favourites to beat Oldham Athletic at Glanford Park this Saturday with Football League sponsors Sky Bet.The 13th placed Iron face off against 22nd placed Oldham and the bookmakers have priced the away side at 2/1 to win, whilst a draw is 23/10.
Nick Daws’ team head into the fixture on a home run of four unbeaten, with two straight victories, and are looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat at Fleetwood Town.
Their opponents also head into the game in good form of their own, despite being in the relegation zone in League One. They are unbeaten in five games and won 2-1 away at Peterborough United last weekend.
Irishman Paddy Madden scored in the last outing against Oldham and also scored last weekend against Fleetwood. He is priced at 4/1 to score the first goal of the afternoon and is 11/8 to score at any time throughout the match.
For fans that are confident that Madden can add to his 15 goals in League One this season, you can also back him to score and the Iron to win at 11/4.
The corresponding fixture between the sides was in October and saw the Iron win a six goal thriller 4-2. The same scoreline is priced at 80/1 by Sky Bet whilst more conservative scorelines such as a 1-0 Scunthorpe win and a 2-0 Scunthorpe win are 13/2 and 10/1 respectively.
Sky Bet are also offering some match specials for this fixture. The Iron are 13/2 to make a fast start and net inside the opening ten minutes and are 6/1 to score two or more goals in the first half.
Visit www.skybet.com/scunthorpe to place your bets ahead of the game. Every bet placed benefits the Iron financially.
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