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Forest Green Rovers vs Scunthorpe Predictions

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Forest Green Rovers To Win To Nil

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Tip Reasoning

  • Scunthorpe United have scored just 26 goals in 39 League Two matches this season.
  • The relegation-bound Irons have also failed to score in 11 of their last 17 games.
  • Having conceded just 32 goals all season, Forest Green Rovers have League Two’s best defensive record.

Dire Irons set for more misery

Scunthorpe United’s nightmare League Two campaign looks certain to end in relegation to the National League, with the Irons’ latest nine-game winless run leaving them 10 points adrift of safety. Although league leaders Forest Green Rovers have stumbled of late, only ending their own eight-game winless run last time out, they couldn’t have asked for better opponents to keep their promotion-charge on track this weekend.

Rob Edwards’ team grabbed a much-needed 1-0 win at Colchester United last time out, and it is their defensive solidity which looks likely to help them to promotion to the third tier. The hosts have conceded just 32 league goals all season, and despite their poor run of form, each of their last five games have contained under 2.5 goals.

Scunthorpe United, meanwhile, have scored at least seven goals fewer than any other fourth-tier side has managed this term, and have failed to score in 11 of their last 17 games. Posting just four wins all season, and only one on their travels, the Irons do not look likely to trouble a home side which has averaged two points per game at the New Lawn this campaign.

Back Forest Green for a shutout win

Considering the visitors’ terrible goalscoring returns, the strong defensive record of Edwards’ men, and the awfully short price surrounding Forest Green on the win market, backing the hosts to win to nil could be a way of securing some value for Saturday’s contest.

Forest Green beat Scunthorpe 2-0 on away soil in the return fixture earlier this campaign, and a repeat of that same scoreline could well be a decent correct score prediction.

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