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Scunthorpe and Oldham lock horns at the Sands Venue Stadium in England’s League Two on Saturday. Two of the division’s bottom three face off in a relegation six-pointer. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Scunthorpe vs Oldham – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Both Scunthorpe and Oldham will be desperate to reignite their flicking survival hopes with a victory on Saturday. Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.
Oldham Double Chance
Scunthorpe and Oldham occupy the bottom two places in League Two and both clubs are eight points adrift of safety and destined for the drop. With six straight losses behind them, Scunthorpe are in worse form than the Latics currently, who have avoided defeat in three of their last five assignments. That should ensure that Athletic have the edge in terms of confidence on Saturday and we recommend backing them in the double chance market with that in mind.
Under 2.5 Goals
Somewhat unsurprisingly, Scunthorpe and Oldham make up two of the three lowest-scoring outfits in League Two this term and with quality in short supply in both arsenals, bettors would be wise to consider backing under 2.5 goals to hit the net on Saturday. The Iron have failed to notch in five of their last six games, while Oldham have failed to register in 100% of their last five tests, so don’t expect fireworks at the Sands Venue Stadium.
Half Time Result: Draw
We’ve tipped Oldham to salvage a positive result from their relegation six-pointer at Scunthorpe on Saturday, but don’t expect the Latics to come throttling out of the gates. Oldham have yet to establish a first half lead in 13 attempts on the road this season and they are likely to adopt a cautious approach in the early exchanges of this weekend’s clash. With that in mind, a draw in the half time markets looks a favourable option.
Scunthorpe vs Oldham Match Preview: Relegation rivals meet
Scunthorpe didn’t exactly sit on their hands during the transfer window and nine new faces joined their ranks in January. Keith Hill will need some or all of those acquisitions to hit the ground running to spark a miraculous survival push, though a run of six losses in a row last month suggests that is unlikely to happen. The Iron didn’t have a midweek fixture to navigate and they will hope to make their extra energy count this weekend.
Oldham’s modest moves during the January transfer window were the efforts of a club that is already preparing for life outside the EFL, though positive results in their two games in hand would see them close to within two points of safety. Athletic have won just four fixtures all season long however, so a spike in fortunes feels like a flight of fancy.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Scunthorpe vs Oldham
Below you can find the top stats for Saturday’s game alongside a tool to help you pick the best odds.
Scunthorpe vs Oldham Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Can either team win the title this season?
Both clubs are considered relegation candidates and a title challenge for either is out of the question.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 16:00 CET (GMT +1).
Which club is favourite to win on Saturday?
Scunthorpe have been priced as favourites to beat Oldham on Saturday.