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New Year’s Day see’s a huge clash at the bottom of League 2 as Scunthorpe host Carlisle. Both teams have had miserable seasons and find themselves firmly in the relegation picture, both teams are 22nd and 23rd in the table. It is just goal difference that separates the two, and a win for either side could see them move three points clear of the current relegation zone.
Despite their lowly league positions, both of these teams have experienced some recent positive results. In the current form table Scunthorpe sit in 10th spot with seven points from their last fifteen available, Carlisle sit in 12th with six points from their last fifteen available. It makes calling this match tricky! Scunthorpe are unbeaten in their last five but have had four draws in this run, whilst Carlisle have won three of their last five, losing the other two. Scunthorpe have the second worst home form in the league whilst Carlisle have the fourth worst away form. It’s too early to say this is a six pointer but this is a match that either team can ill- afford to lose. It has the makings of a draw all over it and that’s what we will back here.
Over 2.5 goals
League 2 recently has seen plenty of games with very few goals, whether this is due to the impact of Covid remains to be seen, but goals do seem hard to come by. This recent trend might play into our hands here as the market would indicate that betting the under 2.5 market might be the play here.
Scunthorpe have only seen the 2.5 goal mark exceeded in one of their last five matches, whilst Carlisle have seen the mark surpassed in three of their last five. Both of these teams are amongst the leagues lowest scorers and in a clash of the low scorers it makes sense for the under 2.5 goal market to be backed here.
Both teams to score
With both teams being involved in plenty of low scoring games, you would think both sides would have been able to keep clean sheets. This hasn’t been the case, Scunthorpe have seen both teams score in four of their last five whilst Carlisle have seen both teams score twice in their last five. We are hoping this game will be low scoring and we will side with both teams not to find the back of the net here.
The Best Match Odds for Scunthorpe vs Carlisle
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the venue for this fixture?
This game will be played at the home of Scunthorpe at the Sands Venue Stadium.
Who should we be looking out for?
With barely any goals between the two sides both sides have players way down the scoring charts, however Myles Hippolyte has found the back of the net four times for Scunthorpe and he could be a real threat in this game.
What is the kick-off time for Salford vs Tranmere
The match will start at 15:00 GMT on the 1st January 2022.