The Iron take on Dutch Eredivisie side FC Emmen in the Round of 64 in the FIFA Ultimate Quaran-Team tournament, organised by Leyton Orient.
If you’re not yet up to date on social media, the announcement of the Ultimate Quaran-Team tournament has taken Twitter by storm, with 128 teams across the globe getting involved in the FIFA challenge.
The initiative is one borne out of the desire to bring clubs together during a time of unprecedented measures surrounding COVID-19, and so far has been a great success.
The Iron, who were among the first teams to put themselves down for the challenge, were the 43rd tie to be drawn out originally, seeing off Charlton Athletic 2-1 in the opening round. FC Emmen had a very safe passage to the second round of the competition, beating United's fellow League Two opponents 10-0.
The match between our Dutch counterparts is scheduled to get underway at around 8pm GMT on Wednesday, March 25th for a place in the last-32 of the competition. Both players will be taking part in an online friendly and will play at 85 rating, meaning there is a level playing field for both gamers.
Scunthorpe-born Mark Love will be representing the Iron with each match lasting a total of 12 minutes of game time.
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Scunthorpe can be backed at 16/1 with Sky Bet as Outright Winners of the competition, along with Amiens, PSV and Standard Liege, while the heaviest odds lie with Grimsby Town (100/1).
United's opposition, Emmen, are at 80/1 along with Sligo Rovers, Rochdale and RKC Waalwijk.
Going into the match, though, it's Emmen who are favourites at 2/7 odds-on to qualify. The Iron are 5/2 to get through. Betting is also being taken on the first outcome, with 9/2 offered for Scunthorpe to win, 7/2 for a draw and 2/5 for Emmen to triumph.
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