Bradford vs Fleetwood betting tips and predictions for the League One Play-Off match on Thursday evening. Read our betting preview below.
The League One Play-Offs have arrived and it’s off to Valley Parade for the 1st leg between Bradford and Fleetwood with both sides proving very hard to beat in recent weeks.
Bradford have been a frustrating opponent for many at League One side this season. The Bantams have been solid under Stuart McCall and thoroughly deserve their place in the play-off mix. At home they’ve remained unbeaten all season and have won each of their last four matches. They’ve draw a few too many games which has hindered any chance of automatic promotion but it’s been a very positive nine months and there could be more to come.
Fleetwood have one of the best away records in the league and have only slipped up a handful of times on the road. They’ve only suffered one reverse on their travels since November and have become particularly adept at keeping clean sheets. They were left frustrated by now-relegated Port Vale as they couldn’t find a way through. Both sides are incredibly hard to beat and a goalless first 45 minutes would not surprise. Our first betting tip is for the half time score to be 0-0 at 17/11 with BetBright.
Bradford had a reputation for landing BTTS earlier in the season but they’ve tightened up recently and have kept three consecutive home clean sheets coming into this game. They’ve conceded once in almost 500 minutes of football here and could sneak this. Our second League One play-off prediction for Bradford vs Fleetwood is Bradford to win & Under 2.5 Goals at 11/4 with Boylesports.
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Bradford have been sharing the goals around but with Alex Jones and Charlie Wyke leading the line they always carry a threat. Billy Clarke is another man who pops up with important goals and he has Blackpool connections so take him to score in 90 minutes to complete our football betting tips for this match with an anytime goalscorer. He’s 21/10 with William Hill to score anytime.
Bradford made a number of changes to keep things fresh against Rochdale at the weekend and some of those players may have done enough to claim a start. Colin Doyle and Nathaniel Knight-Percival are likely to return to the side with Charlie Wyke also likely to be asked to lead the line.
Conor McLaughlin was taken off after receiving a caution in the match with Port Vale suggesting Uwe Rosler is protecting him for this match. Cian Bolger limped off in the first half and will be assessed prior to the game.
Both of the matches this season ended 2-1 to the home side. Billy Clarke and Felipe Morais gave Bradford a victory here in September before Nicky Law’s unfortunate late own goal gifted Fleetwood all three points in Lancashire. Fleetwood have picked up just 1 point from their last 3 visits to this stadium.
The odds heavily favour the hosts here with 10/11 the price available for a Bradford win. The bookmakers have underestimated Fleetwood all season however. The Cod Army can be backed at a best price of 17/cc5 (Bet Victor) whilst the draw is available at around 9/4.
Half time score 0-0 at 17/11 with Bet Bright.
Bradford to win & Under 2.5 Goals at 11/4 with Boylesports.
Billy Clarke to score anytime is 21/10 with William Hill.
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