Bradford vs Millwall betting tips and predictions for the League One Play-Off Final on Saturday afternoon. Read our football tipsters’ predictions below.
It feels like a long time since these two sides secured their place at Wembley. The Bantams face the Lions for a place in the Championship and we’ve picked out three betting tips for the match.
Both sides will be feeling confident coming into this tie. Bradford have a 100% play-off final record having won two from two previously. Their most recent success coming against Northampton in League Two’s end of season showdown. Stuart McCall’s side progressed past Fleetwood with just a single goal but kept two clean sheets along the way and continue to be defensively sound.
Millwall have been here before! They are looking to put their Wembley demons behind them after being defeated to Barnsley 12 months ago. Neil Harris’ side look sharper and more experienced this time around though. Harris says his side have used last year’s disappointment to motivate them this time around and they’ll be hoping for a return to the second tier under the stewardship of a club hero. Scunthorpe pushed up too much in the second leg of the semi-final allowed the Lions to punish them. Bradford are unlikely to commit the same error.
The Yorkshire side look very organised and their game management under Stuart McCall has been excellent this season. They battled gamely against an organised and disciplined Fleetwood side and that should be enough to see them through here. Our first Bradford vs Millwall betting prediction is Bradford to lift the trophy at 10/11 with Sky Bet.
These matches are always nervy and tense affairs and even with an expansive Wembley pitch, I’m not expecting a goal-fest. Bradford saw just two of their last eight games feature three goals or more. They keep clean sheets with regularity and Millwall might have a job breaking them down. Our second Bradford vs Millwall betting tip is Under 2.5 Goals at 5/9 with 888Sport.
It might need a set-piece to unlock this game. Tony McMahon is efficient from the penalty spot and handy to have around for free-kick situations. The veteran defender has played an important role this season and at a chunkier price is the one to back. Our third Bradford vs Millwall prediction is Tony McMahon to score anytime at 9/2 with Paddy Power.
Alex Jones returns to the fold for the Bantams. The striker missed both of the semi-final matches through injury but has 13 days to complete his recovery and could feature here.
Shaun Cummings will face a late fitness test having not trained for the majority of the week. Mahlon Romeo is the natural replacement.
These two are familiar foes having met one another in the play-off semi-finals. Bradford took the lead through Tony McMahon but weren’t able to hold on and lost 3-1 at Valley Parade. The return leg finished 1-1. Both meetings in the 2016/17 season ended 1-1.
Millwall have been chalked up as marginal favourites here at around 17/10 with the majority of firms. Bradford can be backed at around 7/4. The draw is 21/10.
Bradford to lift the trophy – 10/11 with Sky Bet.
Under 2.5 Goals – 5/9 with 888Sport.
Tony McMahon to score anytime – 9/2 with Paddy Power.
Sky Bet – bet £5 get £20 free.
888Sport – treble odds for your first bet.
Paddy Power – bet £10 get £30 free.