FootyMAD's Scunthorpe United match preview

Last updated : 12 March 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Ipswich Town v Scunthorpe United fixture

Ipswich Town are ready to welcome Scunthorpe United to Portman Road on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. All the previous meetings between the two have been won by the Tractor Boys.

The previous match played between the two at Portman Road was within the last three years, in December 2007, as the Tractor Boys squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 23 FebScunthorpe U.1 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2007/2008Sat 22 MarScunthorpe U.1 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2007/2008Sat 15 DecIpswich Town3-2Scunthorpe U.CHMP
1986/1987Tue 07 OctIpswich Town2 - 0Scunthorpe U.LGEC
1986/1987Tue 23 SepScunthorpe U.1 - 2Ipswich TownLGEC
1960/1961Tue 30 AugIpswich Town2 - 0Scunthorpe U.CHMP
1960/1961Thu 25 AugScunthorpe U.4 - 0Ipswich TownCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Ipswich Town are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Tractor Boys in those games, with 4 conceded.

Scunthorpe U. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Iron have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Ipswich Town find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 41 points from their 35 matches. Scunthorpe U. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 38 points from 34 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ipswich Town6222558
Scunthorpe U.61237135

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Scunthorpe U. is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Tractor Boys in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Ipswich Town Unbeaten in the last 12 home games.
Scunthorpe U. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.