Scunthorpe vs Bradford betting tips and predictions for Sunday’s League One clash which kicks off at 12:30pm.
Scunthorpe need to arrest their slide and avoid slipping out of the promotion picture altogether whilst Bradford are looking to boost their own play-off credentials. Who will come out on top?
It’s not been a good month for Graham Alexander and his Scunthorpe side as they’ve seen their quest for Championship football stutter, splutter and wheeze apologetically. Scunny were looking every inch promotion contenders until a dip in form quickly became an epidemic. They’ve won just once since the 4th of February and with the end of the season in sight, they desperately need to turn it around. Their last 11 games – W-1, D-3, L-7 which is far from promotion form. Even the likes of Oldham, Port Vale and Bury have picked up more points in that period.
The picture looks a little prettier for Bradford who sit contently in 4th place and are hovering with intent waiting for either Fleetwood or Bolton to hit the buffers. Stuart McCall’s side have become incredibly hard to beat although have drawn too many games to be considering automatic promotion contenders. They’ve only lost twice since the end of November and have won three of their last four matches. January signing Charlie Wyke has teamed up with fellow new recruit Alex Jones to form a productive front-line and one which could see them over the line here.
Bradford should get something from this for our football betting tips this weekend. They don’t lose often and have only tasted defeat against Fleetwood and Shrewsbury since late November. Scunthorpe look vulnerable at the back and although they have Paddy Madden in-form, they could struggle again. They are stronger at home, so take Bradford Draw No Bet at 19/20 with William Hill for our first Scunthorpe vs Bradford prediction this weekend.
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Charlie Wyke has been sensational since arriving and scored both goals in a tough 2-1 win over Swindon last weekend. Our second Scunthorpe vs Bradford prediction is for former Middlesbrough man to score anytime at 9/5 with Betfair.
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Bradford have been a superb BTTS side this season and continue to deliver on an almost weekly basis. Scunthorpe have an in-form striker and have both netted and conceded in their last two league games. Both Teams to Score? Yes at 10/11 with Bet365 should be taken here and that bet completes our Scunthorpe vs Bradford betting tips.
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Sam Mantom and Kevin Van Veen are both likely to miss out through injury whilst Matt Crooks will be assessed after picking up a knock at the weekend.
Nicky Law returns for the visitors but Alex Gilliead remains on the sidelines. There are no new injury worries for the Bantams.
Scunthorpe haven’t beaten Bradford since 2007. They’ve met 5 times since then with Bradford winning twice and the other three resulting in draws.
The compilers are finding these two teams hard to separate but they’ve made the visitors marginal favourites for this game priced at around 8/5 with Scunthorpe around 9/5. The draw can be backed at 12/5.
There are plenty of options up front for both sides with Paddy Madden and Charlie Wyke to market leaders. The Scunthorpe man can be backed at around 15/8 with Wyke (our selection) backable at around 7/4.
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