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LUFC Scunthorpe v Leeds Match Preview

Scunthorpe United welcome Leeds United to Glanford Park on Saturday with both sides desperate for the three points.

Form


Scunthorpe
The Iron are in form at the moment winning their last two games including last time out when they won 2-0 at Watford.

Last time out at home they were beaten 3-1 by Doncaster Rovers depsite taking an early lead through Martyn Woolford.

So far this season at home they have played six, won one, drawn two and lost three.

They are currently in fifteenth spot with seventeen points from thirteen games.

Home Form: LWLDDL

Leeds
The Whites are struggling at the moment having lost four of their last five games and were beaten 4-0 at home by Cardiff City on Monday.

Last time out away from home they won 2-1 at Middlesbrough thanks to goals from Davide Somma and Luciano Becchio.

So far this season on their travels they have played six, won two, drawn two and lost two.

They are currently in sixteenth position, also with seventeen points from thirteen games.

Away form: DWLdLW

History

The two clubs have only ever met on ten occasions at Scunthorpe with the home side winning three, Leeds four and three draws.

The last time they met at Glanford Park was on the opening day of the 2008/09 season when Leeds came from behind to win 2-1 thanks to goals from Jermaine Beckford and Enoch Showunmi.

Full list of results at Scunthorpe (League unless stated)
1960/61 Scunthorpe 3-2 Leeds
1961/62 Scunthorpe 2-1 Leeds
1962/63 Scunthorpe 0-2 Leeds
1963/64 Scunthorpe 0-1 Leeds
1983/84 Scunthorpe 1-1 Leeds FA Cup
1983/84 Scunthorpe 4-2 Leeds FA Cup
1992/93 Scunthorpe 2-2 Leeds League Cup
2002/03 Scunthorpe 0-2 Leeds FA Cup
2008/09 Scunthorpe 1-2 Leeds


Betting (Odds supplied by Sportingbet.Com)

Scunthorpe 6/4
Draw 9/4
Leeds 31/20


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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 28 2010

Time: 7:15AM

Your Comments

The Scunny game wont be easy with the form Leeds are showing but hopefully we can put one over on them, and put the bad run of form we're having behind us' starting Sat'' I'm sure we can...And lets hope Grayson, can bring some decent players in!...
iwa
It seems a few have convinced themselves this will be easier than our last two matches. Scunny have won their last two and are a big powerful outfit who will test our fagile centre backs. I am hoping for the best but not optimistic.
erni
We need to keep it tight at the back for the first half hour (that wont be easy with our defence). As bad as we have been alately we ares till only four points from the play offs!!! What a strange division.
dazza71
Realistically the play offs are a long way off. Lets consolidate 1st and see what happens
Tiny T
This game is huge, a defeat and we will be nervously looking over our shoulders, a win and despite our recent bad run we will be on the fringes of the play offs. We haven't been playing well, but with key players like Paynter and Parker coming into recognition if we could put the bad run behind us with 3 or 4 wins in a row we will be right in the mix. Lets hope the O'Brien signing can really help the defence out.
King Billy
 

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