Bradford City vs Southend United
English League One
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Northern Commercials Stadium (Bradford).
Bradford City returned to the red zone after a 3-0 defeat to Barnsley ended their two-win thread in League One. The Bantams will be hoping to return to the winning ways on Saturday afternoon when they play host to Southend United on Matchday NO 28 at Northern Commercials Stadium.
The hosts are generally having a dreadful and underwhelming campaign in this term of League One. They have one of the weakest defensive records in the entire league. The lack of meticulousness at the back was clearly notable seven days ago when they fell 3-0 away at Barnsley. Interestingly, such a painful loss came after a pair of quite impressive performances against the likes of Rochdale (0-4 win on the road) and Accrington Stanley (3-0 victor at home).
Bradford City vs Southend United: Head-to-head
Bradford City have an opportunity to make it all square at six wins, draws and defeats apiece with a three-pointer on Saturday.
Southend will come into this off the back of two consecutive victories over the Bantams.
Just two of past seven head to head affairs saw goals scored at both ends.
Bradford City vs Southend United: Prediction
The visitors enjoyed a somewhat better campaign than their counterparts so far in the season, but they will clearly not come into the game in the highest of spirits. The Shrimpers lost two in a row in all competitions allowing five goals in the process. They shipped three goals at home to relegation strugglers Plymouth Argyle last weekend at Roots Hall Stadium.
This will be the music to the ears of Jack Payne and Eoin Doyle who combined 17 goals so far in the season for the Bantams. Striker Doyle notched four in last six outings and he will be or top suggestion for the anytime goalscorer pick at the odds of 2.20.
Bradford City vs Southend United: Bet Tips
Bradford City to win @ 2.30 (13/10)
Eoin Coyle to score anytime @ 2.20 (6/5).