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This page shows the ELO score history of the selected club - mapping their best and worst sides of all time, and their most unlikely victories and defeats based on their ELO score.

Inspired by ClubELO.com, the ELO rating system is a method of calculating and comparing the relative strengths of teams in competition. For every match played, the ELO scores of the two teams are considered, and adjusted for other factors (such as home advantage), to calculate the likelihood of the match result. When the actual result of the game is known, the ELO score is adjusted accordingly, comparing the expected outcome of the game with the actual outcome - so a victory over Manchester United will be worth more points than one over Supermarine. The resulting ELO score can be used to compare the strengths of teams over time, and to project future results based on the current form of all teams.

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SCUNTHORPE UNITED
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A historical overview of Scunthorpe United's ELO scores.

 

A list of the top 15 Scunthorpe United sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1962 Monday, April 23, 1962 3876.22  
  1961 Saturday, November 18, 1961 3836.68  
  1963 Saturday, February 23, 1963 3829.60  
  2007 Saturday, September 1, 2007 3799.84  
  2016 Tuesday, November 22, 2016 3793.34  
  1960 Saturday, November 19, 1960 3792.16  
  2017 Saturday, January 28, 2017 3789.24  
  2010 Tuesday, September 14, 2010 3781.23  
  1959 Saturday, December 26, 1959 3772.22  
  2009 Tuesday, October 20, 2009 3767.44  
  2008 Saturday, October 25, 2008 3762.88  
  1964 Saturday, January 4, 1964 3740.36  
  2006 Saturday, November 25, 2006 3722.26  
  1958 Friday, December 26, 1958 3721.64  
  2011 Saturday, January 1, 2011 3719.93  
 
 

A list of the worst 15 Scunthorpe United sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1975 Saturday, December 20, 1975 3287.29  
  1976 Tuesday, February 10, 1976 3289.02  
  1982 Tuesday, March 30, 1982 3340.46  
  1974 Saturday, December 28, 1974 3342.32  
  1981 Friday, November 13, 1981 3354.47  
  1977 Saturday, May 14, 1977 3364.68  
  1979 Saturday, November 24, 1979 3383.87  
  1978 Friday, February 3, 1978 3393.81  
  1980 Saturday, January 5, 1980 3394.92  
  1998 Tuesday, January 20, 1998 3420.88  
  1997 Tuesday, February 18, 1997 3424.19  
  1996 Tuesday, October 1, 1996 3437.07  
  1994 Saturday, March 12, 1994 3440.51  
  1973 Wednesday, October 3, 1973 3442.67  
  1986 Tuesday, March 4, 1986 3444.03  
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant victories in Scunthorpe United's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Scunthorpe United (3192) vs. Coventry City (3749)
  Monday, December 9, 1935
-425.0 8.0% 4-2 +27.6 
  Scunthorpe United (3493) vs. Millwall (3824)
  Tuesday, January 8, 1974
-229.0 21.1% 1-0 +15.8 
  Scunthorpe United (3414) vs. Mansfield Town (3726)
  Tuesday, August 17, 1976
-208.9 23.1% 2-0 +23.1 
  Scunthorpe United (3575) vs. Chelsea (3886)
  Tuesday, September 27, 1988
-230.1 21.0% 4-1 +27.6 
  Scunthorpe United (3452) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3756)
  Tuesday, August 20, 1974
-203.6 23.7% 1-0 +15.3 
  Scunthorpe United (3646) vs. Queens Park Rangers (3942)
  Saturday, April 9, 2011
-246.0 19.5% 4-1 +28.2 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3820) vs. Scunthorpe United (3529)
  Saturday, January 24, 1970
-396.1 9.3% 1-2 +18.1 
  Scunthorpe United (3423) vs. Mansfield Town (3711)
  Tuesday, August 24, 1976
-184.7 25.7% 2-1 +14.9 
  Newcastle United (3933) vs. Scunthorpe United (3648)
  Saturday, January 25, 1958
-390.7 9.5% 1-3 +27.1 
  York City (3501) vs. Scunthorpe United (3218)
  Saturday, November 30, 1946
-408.2 8.7% 0-1 +18.3 
  Scunthorpe United (3175) vs. Hartlepools United (3453)
  Saturday, November 30, 1929
-148.6 29.8% 1-0 +14.0 
  Blackburn Rovers (3887) vs. Scunthorpe United (3614)
  Tuesday, August 12, 2014
-318.4 13.8% 0-1 +8.6 
  Scunthorpe United (3302) vs. AFC Bournemouth (3559)
  Saturday, February 21, 1976
-154.4 29.1% 2-0 +21.3 
  Scunthorpe United (3676) vs. Nottingham Forest (3931)
  Wednesday, February 16, 2011
-205.5 23.5% 1-0 +15.3 
  Scunthorpe United (3466) vs. Mansfield Town (3715)
  Saturday, December 12, 1970
-145.1 30.3% 3-0 +24.4 
  Scunthorpe United (3334) vs. Reading (3572)
  Saturday, October 4, 1975
-134.4 31.6% 2-1 +13.7 
  Scunthorpe United (3357) vs. Shrewsbury Town (3590)
  Saturday, March 15, 1975
-132.5 31.8% 1-0 +13.6 
  Scunthorpe United (3532) vs. Millwall (3756)
  Saturday, January 3, 1970
-118.9 33.5% 2-1 +13.3 
  Scunthorpe United (3426) vs. Southend United (3650)
  Sunday, March 22, 1981
-124.7 32.8% 2-1 +13.4 
  Scunthorpe United (3685) vs. Swansea City (3907)
  Saturday, March 5, 2011
-173.0 27.0% 1-0 +14.6 
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant defeats in Scunthorpe United's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Scunthorpe United (3521) vs. South Shields (1936) (3222)
  Monday, November 29, 1971
+400.9 91.0% 2-3 -18.2 
  Crewe Alexandra (3341) vs. Scunthorpe United (3616)
  Wednesday, September 19, 1956
+167.8 72.4% 2-1 -14.5 
  Chesterfield (3417) vs. Scunthorpe United (3685)
  Wednesday, August 24, 1966
+164.6 72.1% 2-1 -14.4 
  Scunthorpe United (3755) vs. Rochdale (3491)
  Thursday, October 20, 1960
+367.9 89.3% 0-1 -17.9 
  Scunthorpe United (3722) vs. Wrexham (3483)
  Saturday, December 2, 2006
+295.0 84.5% 0-2 -12.7 
  Darlington (3373) vs. Scunthorpe United (3606)
  Saturday, December 26, 1953
+127.5 67.6% 3-0 -23.6 
  Scunthorpe United (3465) vs. Rochdale (3236)
  Saturday, December 30, 1978
+334.2 87.3% 0-4 -32.7 
  Scunthorpe United (3590) vs. Stockport County (3369)
  Saturday, April 8, 1972
+323.4 86.6% 0-2 -26.0 
  Accrington Stanley (3373) vs. Scunthorpe United (3586)
  Saturday, March 28, 1953
+113.0 65.7% 2-1 -13.1 
  Scunthorpe United (3601) vs. Tranmere Rovers (3392)
  Saturday, November 24, 1956
+317.3 86.1% 1-4 -30.1 
  Doncaster Rovers (3449) vs. Scunthorpe United (3658)
  Friday, May 5, 1967
+105.2 64.7% 3-0 -22.6 
  Workington (3218) vs. Scunthorpe United (3423)
  Saturday, February 26, 1977
+102.0 64.3% 1-0 -12.9 
  Hartlepool United (3314) vs. Scunthorpe United (3519)
  Saturday, October 7, 1989
+127.7 67.6% 3-2 -13.5 
  Hartlepool (3401) vs. Scunthorpe United (3599)
  Saturday, April 1, 1972
+96.8 63.6% 1-0 -12.7 
  Scunthorpe United (3612) vs. Carlisle United (3414)
  Saturday, November 10, 1956
+305.1 85.3% 1-2 -17.1 
  Exeter City (3453) vs. Scunthorpe United (3649)
  Saturday, April 26, 2014
+150.0 70.3% 2-0 -21.1 
  Oldham Athletic (3583) vs. Scunthorpe United (3778)
  Tuesday, October 18, 2016
+158.1 71.3% 2-0 -21.4 
  Rochdale (3360) vs. Scunthorpe United (3554)
  Saturday, February 6, 1988
+104.8 64.6% 2-1 -12.9 
  Torquay United (3284) vs. Scunthorpe United (3473)
  Saturday, January 18, 1986
+99.0 63.9% 1-0 -12.8 
  Crewe Alexandra (3549) vs. Scunthorpe United (3737)
  Saturday, January 17, 2009
+136.8 68.7% 3-2 -13.7 
 
   

The twenty teams that Scunthorpe United are most successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Millwall 22 +5.24 
  Coventry City 17 +4.23 
  Cheltenham Town 16 +3.84 
  Newcastle United 13 +3.74 
  Peterborough United 58 +2.69 
  Colchester United 62 +2.61 
  Sheffield United 26 +2.53 
  Torquay United 64 +2.41 
  Luton Town 12 +2.31 
  Oxford United 22 +2.24 
  Rotherham United 46 +1.86 
  Burnley 28 +1.77 
  Gillingham 41 +1.77 
  AFC Wimbledon 17 +1.73 
  Portsmouth 24 +1.69 
  Sheffield Wednesday 15 +1.69 
  Swindon Town 26 +1.61 
  Yeovil Town 16 +1.54 
  Bradford Park Avenue 20 +1.52 
  Southend United 53 +1.52 

The twenty teams that Scunthorpe United are least successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Notts County 24 -4.23 
  Liverpool 11 -3.64 
  Scarborough Athletic 29 -3.36 
  Wigan Athletic 24 -3.22 
  Cardiff City 37 -3.16 
  Middlesbrough 18 -2.93 
  Blackpool 35 -2.82 
  Doncaster Rovers 62 -2.54 
  Ipswich Town 14 -2.41 
  Queens Park Rangers 13 -2.34 
  Watford 24 -2.28 
  Grimsby Town 52 -1.99 
  Bristol Rovers 36 -1.76 
  Stoke City 17 -1.61 
  Reading 27 -1.59 
  Newport County 28 -1.41 
  Huddersfield Town 40 -1.20 
  Gateshead 16 -1.12 
  Wrexham 57 -1.07 
  Lincoln City 68 -0.95