FootyMAD's Scunthorpe United match preview

Last updated : 11 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Scunthorpe United fixture

Southampton play host to Scunthorpe United at St. Marys on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The fixture has produced 2 draws, with 3 wins being posted by Saints.

The last time the two teams met at Southampton was way back in the black-and-white days of January 1964, with Southampton annihilating their visitors 7-2 in a Second Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1963/1964Sat 22 FebScunthorpe U.1 - 2SouthamptonCHMP
1963/1964Wed 29 JanSouthampton7-2Scunthorpe U.CHMP
1962/1963Sat 15 DecSouthampton1 - 1Scunthorpe U.CHMP
1962/1963Tue 09 OctScunthorpe U.3 - 0SouthamptonLGEC
1962/1963Tue 02 OctScunthorpe U.2 - 2SouthamptonLGEC
1962/1963Mon 24 SepSouthampton1 - 1Scunthorpe U.LGEC
1962/1963Sat 18 AugScunthorpe U.2 - 1SouthamptonCHMP

Recent respective form guides

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

The away form of Scunthorpe U. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Iron have hit 4 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Southampton see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 33 points from their 26 games played so far, Scunthorpe U. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 27 points from their 26 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Scunthorpe U.61145124

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Saints's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Scunthorpe U.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton 5 games since last home draw.
Scunthorpe U. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.