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Scunthorpe United vs. Latics

Sky Bet League Two - Matchday 35

16 March 2021

© Eddie Garvey

Latics travel to Glanford Park as they take on Scunthorpe United in a rearranged fixture (7pm KO).

The game was originally meant to be played on the 6th of February but was ultimately postponed by the match official as a result of a waterlogged pitch.

Oldham are still in pursuit of their first win under Keith Curle following one draw and one defeat in his short reign as Head Coach so far.

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Visit the Live Match Centre to access form guides, live text commentary and live access to the match on iFollow

Form Guide

Scunthorpe have won just one of their last six games, with the Iron losing half of the games in this sequence.

Both teams have been evenly matched this season with Latics ahead of the Iron just on goal difference, however the hosts do have a game in hand.

Scunthorpe are looking for their first home win since the 20th of February when they beat Harrogate Town 3-1.

The Iron’s last six:

  1. Leyton Orient 1-1 Scunthorpe United
  2. Scunthorpe United 0-2 Exeter City
  3. Salford City 1-1 Scunthorpe United 
  4. Cambridge United 0-1 Scunthorpe United
  5. Scunthorpe United 0-2 Cheltenham Town
  6. Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Scunthorpe United

Head-to-Head

Meetings: 54

Latics Wins: 16
Scunthorpe Wins: 20
Draws: 18

Scored: 72
Conceded: 80

Away From Home

  • P28 - W6 D12 L10 - Scored 31 Conceded 41

When the sides met earlier this season, it was Scunthorpe who picked up maximum points in the game at Boundary Park.

Second-half goals from Jacob Bedeau and Kevin Van Veen was enough to seal a big win for the Iron to end a long run of defeats.

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Team News

It looks like Zak Dearnley and George Blackwood are out of action for an extended period with injuries.

Marcus Barnes and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson are battling recent knocks and may also miss out once again.

Harry Clarke is expected to return from his parent club soon after treatment for his injury.

Kyle Jameson is also back from his three-game suspension after his sending off with Ben Garrity and Sido Jombati working hard to regain fitness and get back in the matchday squad.

Whilst goalkeeper Ian Lawlor is out injured from last week, with emergency loan Laurie Walker stepping in between the sticks again.

Watch Out For

Abobaker Eisa was a constant threat for Scunthorpe when they played at Boundary Park earlier this season.

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His pace and direct play was clear to see and he caused the Oldham defence all kinds of problems.

He began his career with Uxbridge and then went on to Wealdstone before making the step up to the Football League with Shrewsbury Town.

He played 14 times for the Shrews, scoring one goal and gained league two experience with a loan spell at Colchester United.

Eisa signed for his current club in August 2019 and he has managed to net 16 times in 68 appearances.

So far this season, the 25-year-old has seven league goals and has set up four.

In The Dugout

Neil Cox is the man in the dugout for the hosts.

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Cox was appointed in August 2020, leaving his post as assistant manager at Notts County to take the role.

His role previous to that was the assistant job at AFC Wimbledon and his only other time as manager came with Leek Town between 2010 and 2011.

Cox was already known by Scunthorpe fans as he began his playing career with the Iron in the early 90s before going on to play for Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, Bolton Wanderers, Watford, Crewe Alexandra and Leek Town.

Stadium

Glanford Park (The Sands Venue Stadium)

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Capacity: 9,088
Opened: 1988
Record Attendance: 9,077 vs. Manchester United – (22nd September 2010)

Match Officials

Tonight's referee is Sam Allison.

He has taken charge of 26 games in this campaign handing out 73 bookings and a single sending off.

This will be his first ever fixture involving Latics after stepping up from the National League last sesason.

His assistants are Alan Clayton and Paul Newhouse with Matthew Smith as the Fourth Official.

Sky Bet Odds

The hosts have been made favourites for the game at 5/4 whilst Keith Curle’s men are 2/1.

23/10 is the price available for the draw.

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How To Follow The Game

Fixture News

Fixture news for Scunthorpe United vs Oldham Athletic on 16 Mar 21

15 March 2021

Because the game is classed as behind-closed-doors, supporters can tune into a live match stream with commentary available for all subscribers on iFollow Latics, as Roy Butterworth and Michael Brown talk you through the action.

This match is available as a live stream for the fee of £10 by clicking here.

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Alternatively, supporters can also follow the game with live updates on the club's official Twitter account: @OfficialOAFC.


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