FootyMAD's Scunthorpe United match preview

Last updated : 21 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Notts. County v Scunthorpe United fixture

Notts. County play host to Scunthorpe United at Meadow Lane 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 Magpies.

The last time the two teams met at Notts. County was back in August 1999, over five years ago, with Notts. County running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a League Division Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 28 DecScunthorpe U.0 - 0Notts. CountyLGE2
1999/2000Sat 22 JanScunthorpe U.1 - 0Notts. CountyLGE1
1999/2000Sat 21 AugNotts. County3-0Scunthorpe U.LGE1
1997/1998Fri 26 DecScunthorpe U.1 - 2Notts. CountyLGE2
1997/1998Sun 07 SepNotts. County2 - 1Scunthorpe U.LGE2
1978/1979Tue 15 AugNotts. County3 - 0Scunthorpe U.LC
1978/1979Sat 12 AugScunthorpe U.0 - 1Notts. CountyLC

Recent respective form guides

Notts. County have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These games have seen the Magpies score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

The Iron have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Iron, and 4 goals against.

Notts. County are currently lying in 20th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 29 from their 26 matches played. Scunthorpe U. are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 52 points from their 27 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Notts. County6132366
Scunthorpe U.6123585

FootyMad's prediction ...

Notts. County are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Notts. CountyFailed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Scunthorpe U.Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.