Continuing a new web feature, we look at all the essential statistics ahead of this weekend’s away league encounter at Southend United.
THE IRON AND SOUTHEND UNITED IN NUMBERS…
54 - The number of meetings between the two sides in competitive history
53 - The number of league meetings between the Iron and the Shrimpers, with only one cup meeting, in the FA Cup in 2015
1-6 - Southend’s biggest win against Scunthorpe, coming in September 1983
4-0 - The Iron’s biggest triumph over Southend United in September 2016
135 - The number of goals scored between the two sides in the 54 meetings. Scunthorpe have scored 73 of those
BOTH SIDES IN 2017-18 IN NUMBERS…
1.64 - The average number of points per game Southend have collected at home this season - compared with the 1.11 points per game on their travels
1.79 - The average number of points per game the Iron have collected away from home this season, marginally better than their home form
6 - The Shrimpers have won six of their 14 home games this season, drawing five and losing three
20 - The points gap between the Iron in fourth and Southend in 20th
93% - Southend United go into the fixture having scored in 93% of their home league matches so far this season, while 74% of their points have been earned at Roots Hall. They’ve also netted in each of their last 11 games at home.
8 - The Iron have scored in each of their last eight matches
71% - Southend have conceded at least one goal in 71% of their home matches this season, while the Iron have scored in 71% of their away matches
4 - The Shrimpers have lost their last four league matches, conceding at least two goals in all of those games
10th v 4th - The encounter is tenth (Southend) in the home league table against fourth (Scunthorpe) in the away league table
62% - 62% of Scunthorpe’s goals away from home have come in the second half
Friday, September 18, 1964 - Division Three (old)
Iron 2-1 Southend United
IRON: Reeves, Horstead, Betts, Lindsey, Neale, Bannister, Wilson, Kirkman, Lawther, Sloan, Ratcliffe.
Saturday, December 23, 2017 - Sky Bet League One
Iron 3-1 Southend United
van Veen, Townsend, Turner (og) - Demetriou
IRON: Gilks, Townsend, Wallace, Ojo, van Veen (Church, 88), Morris, Hopper, Adelakun (Lewis, 89), Holmes, Goode, Burgess.