Scunthorpe United vs Oldham Athletic Match Preview and Prediction
On Tuesday evening (UK time), Scunthorpe United will take on Oldham Athletic at Glanford Park with a 7:45pm kick-off. This is a League Two fixture.
This game will not be broadcast live in the UK. Frog The Gambler will be providing live scores throughout the match.
Keep reading for the preview, match prediction and betting suggestion.
The detail in the preview introduces the main stats and metrics, and finalises the rationale behind the prediction. As always, bet responsibly.
Betting Odds for Scunthorpe United vs Oldham Athletic
Scunthorpe United can be backed at 2.1 with Bet365. The draw is 3.7 with Unibet and Oldham Athletic are best-priced at 3.7 with Unibet.
For the Total Goals lines, the best price for Over 2.5 goals is 1.95 via Bet365. The best price for Under 2.5 goals is 1.92 with Unibet.
Frog has also assessed the current best prices for the Both Teams To Score market. If you think both sides will score, "Yes" can be backed at 1.73 with William Hill. "No", both teams won't score, can be backed at 2.1 with Betfair Sportsbook.
Head To Head
Looking at the data, we highlight that Scunthorpe United played Oldham Athletic in 2018; it was a League One fixture. The winners were Oldham Athletic with a final score of 0-2.
During the last decade of action, these teams have met 14 times. Scunthorpe United have emerged victorious in 5 of these head-to-head matches, while Oldham Athletic have won 6 of these clashes. The other 3 matches ended in a draw.
When these sides have met, there has been an average of 2.86 goals each match. Scunthorpe United score an average of 1.36 and Oldham Athletic have scored an average of 1.5.
In terms of the impact of home advantage in this match-up, whichever side has been home has won 35% of the matches between them. The visiting side has won 42%.
Scunthorpe United have 4 points in The League Two, putting them in 23rd place.
Looking over the last year, they have played 58 matches. They have 17 wins; 8 draws; and 33 losses. This gives Scunthorpe United a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 29%-13%-56%.
Over this 12-month period, they average 1.14 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.64.
At home over this time, they have a win rate of 31% (9 wins) from their last 29 home fixtures. 20% (6) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 48% (14) ending in a loss for the home side.
On average they have scored 1.21 goals when at home in this last year while they have conceded 1.52.
Basically, Frog is not going to look beyond a Scunthorpe United win given the prices available. However, does it offer up any value?
In 20th place in League Two with 6 points we have the away team.
In their recent form over the last year, they have played 56 matches. They have 18 wins; 15 draws; and 23 losses. This gives Oldham Athletic a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 32%-26%-41%.
In this time, they have scored 1.45 goals on average per match; while conceding 1.52 goals on average.
Specifically on their recent away record, they have a win rate of 30% (9 wins) from 30 away fixtures. 23% (7) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 46% (14) resulting in a loss as the away side.
On average they have scored 1.2 times when away in this same period. They have conceded 1.43.
As far as their recent activity goes, both home and away, they have a total of 12 goals in their last ten matches; 2 of these matches have been wins. There have been 6 occasions when both Oldham Athletic and their opponents have scored. The frequency of matches with a total of three goals or more is 7 games in their last ten outings.
After isolating the main metrics in this summary, experienced punters might be worried about getting with the away side, given the prices available. Frog makes them a bigger price and therefore they cannot be tipped at these odds.
Frog's betting tip for Scunthorpe United vs Oldham Athletic
In this match-up, we've got one of the intriguing bets of the day. This is for followers who want an interest in this one, Frog suggests you go with Scunthorpe United to win at 2.1 with Bet365.