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Scunthorpe vs Northampton Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews


14th November
Glanford Park




Scunthorpe v Northampton predictions for Tuesday’s FA Cup fixture at Glanford Park. Having drawn 0-0 in the initial tie, can either of these teams get the win inside 90 minutes? Continue reading below to see our tips for this match.

Scunthorpe vs Northampton Predictions

Northampton +1 at 13/10
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Northampton 1-0 at 12/1
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Reason For Scunthorpe vs Northampton Betting Tips

Having each drawn a blank in the original fixture, both Scunthorpe and Northampton went and won last time out. It might have taken them a while, but Scunthorpe finally made the breakthrough against Bristol Rovers on home soil, winning 1-0. Northampton only had to wait 11 minutes before they took the lead against Oxford at the weekend, while they only needed two minutes to go back in front after being pegged back. Such a victory, against a team who’re strong on home soil, is likely to have done wonders for the confidence of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s men.

In the original tie, it was Northampton who could count themselves as unlucky not to have progressed straight to the next round. The Cobblers hit the woodwork not once but twice in the initial fixture. Aside from that, both teams had a couple of promising chances, but nothing glaringly obvious arrived at either end.

Considering that the fixture at Sixfields turned out to be evenly contested – if anything Northampton edged it – the fact that Scunthorpe come into this game as such strong favourites is a bit confusing. Make no mistake about it, Graham Alexander’s men are a good side, and they are tough to beat, especially at home, but they seem to be making hard work of everything of late. What’s more, even though the FA Cup is a massive competition, Scunthorpe’s primary objective, having failed in the play-offs last season, is to get out of League One. With that in mind, do they really want this replay?

At the prices, backing ‘Northampton + 1 Handicap’ is the bet that stands out. The visitors are coming into this match off the back of a very pleasing win away at Oxford, while they also won their previous away match too. On top of this, the fact that the pressure will very much be on the hosts, bodes well for Northampton. The Cobblers might be able to use that to their advantage, just as they did at Kassam Stadium on Saturday.

As good as Scunthorpe are, they’re not the sort of side to dominate a team, nor will they put their opponents under immense pressure for a serious amount of the game. Because of this, Northampton were able to be well in the game, and even dictate for periods during the initial tie, and that could easily be the case again.

All things considered, though Scunthorpe are heavily fancied in the betting, the disparity in pricing, based on what we saw in the match that took place less than two weeks ago, doesn’t quite add up.

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Head To Head

When these two teams meet, a draw is usually on the cards, or at least that has been the case in recent times. Four of the last five renewals of this fixture have ended all-square. The pair drew 0-0 in the reverse of this fixture less than two weeks ago, but, when they met in the league last, Scunthorpe won 2-1.

Scunthorpe vs Northampton Stats

Only six teams in League One have scored less goals than Scunthorpe have this season.

Scunthorpe Team News

Jonathan Margetts and Luke Williams are expected to miss out once again. Graham Alexander could choose to rotate what with fixtures starting to pile up. The likes of Madden, Holmes, and van Veen, all of whom came off the bench on Saturday, could come in from the start.

Northampton Team News

Northampton are likely to continue to be without a number of injured players. Alex Revell, Leon Barnett and Aaron Phillips could all still be out, though, Matthew Grimes is set to return.

Scunthorpe vs Northampton Predictions

Northampton +1 at 13/10
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Correct Score Prediction

Northampton 1-0 at 12/1
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