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Preview | Scunthorpe United v Millwall

16 December 2016

Look ahead to Saturday's Glanford Park clash

Scunthorpe must be enjoying the view from their vertiginous perch at the top of the table. And so they should. From their comfortable high-chair they can see the rest of League One spread out below them.

The Iron have been in impressive form this season and the portents have been there from the start. An early 5-0 demolition of Gillingham in August gave clear notice of their intentions. Three subsequent games have finished with four-goal tallies. With the season yet to hit the half-way mark, top scorer Josh Morris already has 15 goals to his name.

But that cushion isn't quite plump enough for complacency to creep in. Last Saturday Rochdale put an end to their seven-game unbeaten run with a 3-2 win at The Spotland Stadium, shaking any ideas of invulnerability they might have been harbouring.

In previous encounters the North Lincolnshire outfit enjoy a clear advantage over The Lions. Out of 21 meetings Scunthorpe have 10 victories against Millwall's six, with that 2009 League One Play-Off final casting a long shadow over subsequent encounters.

The last time the two teams crossed swords was back in 16th February 2016 at The Den when goals by Gary McSheffrey and Jim O'Brien put an end to The Lions' seven game unbeaten run with a 2-0 success for The Iron.

If you reckon the tables will turn in Millwall's favour this Saturday, Sky Bet are offering 12/1 for Neil Harris' charges to win 2-0, with Scunthorpe 11/1 to record victory by a similar scoreline and a 0-0 draw 10/1. 

Sky Bet have The Lions 9/5 to win outright, the home side 6/4 and the draw also priced at 23/10.

Top scorer Aiden O'Brien is 11/2 to score first or last and 2/1 to hit the back of the net anytime at Glanford Park. 

If you can't get to Glanford Park why not tune in to Lions PlayerHD, where Deano Standing and Terry Smedley will bring live match commentary. Click here to find out more. 

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