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In this League Two fixture, Walsall hosts Scunthorpe United at the Banks's Stadium on August 17. Both sides are winless in the 2021/22 campaign and will be looking to arrest their poor start.
Walsall vs Scunthorpe: Top Free Betting Tips
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- Market: Match Result
- Our tip: Walsall to Win
- Odds: 13/5
- Market: Over/Under 2.5
- Our tip: Under 2.5
- Odds: 33/50
- Market: Both teams to score
- Our tip: No
- Odds: 4/5
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Walsall to Win
It is difficult to pick a winner from Walsall and Scunthorpe. The former have lost their last five matches at home, while the latter has only won once against their rivals in their last four meetings. With each of their last five matches giving out a result, a draw is also not on the cards. We favour Walsall to claim the three points on offer given their home advantage and end their losing streak.
Total Goals: Under 2.5
In their three competitive outings this season including the EFL Cup, Walsall have only scored once. Rochdale have not fared better than their rivals and have managed a similar result in the same period. With just two goals to show for between themselves, we expect the fixture to finish without much goalmouth action.
Both Teams to Score: No
Scunthorpe have not scored since their 1-3 defeat to Swindon on opening day. In this regard, Walsall fans will count their stars as they managed to trouble the scorers in their most recent outing. With both Walsall and Scunthorpe having four shutouts between themselves in their six competitive outings, we do not see them both getting on the scoreboard.
Walsall vs Scunthorpe: Team News and Match Preview
Matthew Taylor has the tough task on his hands in his first full-time managerial role. The former Tottenham U-18s coach will have to dig deep to get Walsall out of their rut as the Saddlers finished 19th in League Two last campaign. Getting rid of their scoring woes will be his chief concern but his troubles do not end there. The Saddlers have also allowed free reign to rivals in their final third as evidenced from the five goals they have conceded this term.
While Matthew Taylor would be lamenting his career choices, he is still in an enviable position as compared to Neil Cox. His favoured 4-4-1-1 formation has only allowed him to stave off relegation with Scunthorpe United and needs to give a better account of his abilities if he wants to stay at Glanford Park. He has added seven new players to the dressing room and one hopes he is able to mark a turnaround with the Irons.
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The match will take place on 17 August 2021 at 20:45 GMT.
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