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Blues can't afford to lose to the Iron

Blues can't afford to lose to the Iron


Wycombe Wanderers travel to Scunthorpe United on Saturday for their 34th league game of the season.

The league table currently shows Wycombe in 22nd place with 29 points from 33 games and Scunthorpe in 21st spot with 32 points from 32 games.

Scunthorpe Home Record..W 3 - D 7 - L 7 - Pts 16...Ppg 0.94 (Rank-24)

Wycombe Away Record.....W 2 - D 3 - L 11 - Pts 9...Ppg 0.56 (Rank-24)


Having recently lost a vital six-pointer against Yeovil and a crucial must-win basement battle with Walsall, a revitalised Wycombe face a vital, crucial, must-win, do or die, six-pointy crunch match with fellow relegation strugglers Scunthorpe.

It doesn't get much bigger than that.


Here are all the stats...


Scunthorpe's last five games (All Competitions)

Lg1: Rochdale (H)...........Won 1-0

Lg1: Orient (A)................Won 3-1

Lg1: Walsall (H)...............Lost 0-1

Lg1: Brentford (H)..........Drew 0-0

Lg1: Sheffield Utd (A).......Lost 1-2



Wycombe's last five games (All Competitions)

Lg1: Tranmere (H)............Won 2-1

Lg1: Sheffield Utd (A)........Lost 0-3

Lg1: Yeovil (H)..................Lost 2-3

Lg1: Walsall (A).................Lost 0-2

Lg1: Hartlepool (H)............Won 5-0



Scunthorpe Goal Stats (38 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)............Lg: 39...Cups: 5...Total: 44

Goals Conceded (Total)........Lg: 47...Cups: 4...Total: 51

Goals Scored (Home)...........Lg: 21...Cups: 3...Total: 24

Goals Conceded (Home).......Lg: 27...Cups: 4...Total: 31

Clean Sheets.......................Lg: 5.....Cups: 3...Total: 8



Wycombe Goal Stats (38 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total).............Lg: 44...Cups: 8.....Total: 52

Goals Conceded (Total).........Lg: 63...Cups: 13...Total: 76

Goals Scored (Away)............Lg: 18...Cups: 0.....Total: 18

Goals Conceded (Away)........Lg: 35...Cups: 2.....Total: 37

Clean Sheets........................Lg: 3.....Cups: 0.....Total: 3



Scunthorpe's Top Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Bobby Grant.............9 (inc 1 pen)

Andy Barcham..........7

Chris Dagnall............6 (inc 1 pen)

Gary Thompson........4

Five other players have each scored 2 goals.

Eight players have each scored 1 goal.



Wycombe's Top Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Stuart Beavon.........16

Marcello Trotta..........8

Scott Donnelly..........5 (inc 2 pens)

Joel Grant................4

Ben Strevens...........3

Four other players have each scored 2 goals.

Seven other players have each scored 1 goal.



Scunthorpe Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Bobby Grant........30 on-target...33 off-target...4 against woodwork

Mike O'Connor.....24 on-target...29 off-target...1 against woodwork

Andy Barcham.....31 on-target...21 off-target...2 against woodwork



Wycombe Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Stuart Beavon......47 on-target...16 off-target...0 against woodwork

Joel Grant............18 on-target...13 off-target...0 against woodwork

Ben Strevens.......10 on-target...16 off-target...0 against woodwork



Shooting (Club) - League Games Only

Sc'thorpe....210 on target...175 off target...11 against w'work (Rank-1)

Wycombe...154 on target...139 off target.....6 against w'work (Rank-22)



Most Assists

Scunthorpe - Michael O'Connor.....7

Wycombe - Ainsworth & Beavon ...4



League Form Guide

All Season


Sc'thorpe...Pld: 32...W: 6...D: 14...L: 12...Pts: 32...Pts per game: 1.00

Wycombe...Pld: 33...W: 8...D: 5....L: 20...Pts: 29...Pts per game: 0.88



First-half of the season

Sc'thorpe...Pld: 23...W: 3...D: 11...L: 9.....Pts: 20...Pts per game: 0.87

Wycombe...Pld: 23...W: 5...D: 5....L: 13....Pts: 20...Pts per game: 0.87



Second-half of the season

Sc'thorpel....Pld: 9....W: 3...D: 3...L: 3...Pts: 12...Pts per game: 1.33

Wycombe....Pld: 10...W: 3...D: 0...L: 7...Pts: 9....Pts per game: 0.90



Last Five league Games

Scunthorpe.....WWLDL - 7 points (Rank-7)

Wycombe........WLLLW - 6 points (Rank-23)



Last Five League Games (Home)

Scunthorpe.....DLWLD - 5 points (Rank-22)



Last Five League Games (Away)

Wycombe..........LLLLL - 0 points (Rank-24)



Against Top Half Opposition

Scunthorpe...Pld: 18...Pts: 15...Pts per game: 0.83...(Rank-16)

Wycombe.....Pld: 17...Pts: 12...Pts per game: 0.71...(Rank-20)



Against Bottom Half Opposition

Scunthorpe...Pld: 14...Pts: 17...Pts per game: 1.21...(Rank-21)

Wycombe.....Pld: 16...Pts: 17...Pts per game: 1.06...(Rank-23)



Previous Meetings

In 7 previous meetings there have been 3 wins for Wycombe, 1 for Scunthorpe and 3 draws.

At Glanford Park the tally is 1 win for the Iron, 1 for the Blues and 1 draw.

1993/94: Lg2 Scunthorpe 0 Wycombe 0

1993/94: Lg2 Wycombe 2 Scunthorpe 2

1999/00: Lg1 Scunthorpe 0 Wycombe 1

1999/00: Lg1 Wycombe 2 Scunthorpe 1

2004/05: Lg2 Scunthorpe 2 Wycombe 0

2004/05: Lg2 Wycombe 2 Scunthorpe 1

2011/12: Lg1 Wycombe 1 Scunthorpe 1



The Man In The Middle

Saturday's referee is Andrew Madley who joined the National List of Referees in 2011. Earlier this season he took charge of Wycombe's 1-0 home defeat to Bournemouth. During the current campaign he's issued 3 red and 57 yellow cards in 20 games.



Prediction

Scunthorpe 1 Wycombe 1



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Writer:Len
Date:Friday March 2 2012
Time: 1:30AM

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