Bradford vs Portsmouth: Preview and Predictions

Bradford vs Portsmouth
England – League One
Date: Tuesday, 17th April 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Valley Parade (Bradford).

Bradford were amongst the teams that made it into the play-offs last season. But after a strong start to the 2017/18 season, they are down to bare bones with a series of defeats in the second half of the campaign. As the season come to a close, the Bantams are poised to finish in mid-table. Their current form leaves a worrisome picture having won just once in 14 League 1 matches, drawn 3 and lost 10.

Portsmouth’s campaign is going exactly opposite to that of their Tuesday’s hosts. They team that won League Two last season made a slow start to their life in League One. But they moved close to the promotion zone and sit at a 1-point distance to top six with four matches to go in the season. They do have the momentum to go all the way as they come on the back of a six match unbeaten streak with 4 wins and 2 draws.

Bradford vs Portsmouth: Head-to-head

The 2017/18 season marks the first meeting between Bradford and Portsmouth in 14 years. Bradford drew the first blood with a narrow 1-0 win with a late goal from veteran defender Matthew Kilgallon.

Bradford lead the recent h2h with 5 wins from 7 games against 2 losses.

Portsmouth relish fond memories of their last visit to Bradford as they humiliated the hosts with a 5-0 win, in May 2015.

Bradford vs Portsmouth: Predictions

Interesting observation is that in their last four seasons in the same league, whoever had won the first h2h match of the campaign went on to do the double.

If the trend is to continue, this is Bradford’s game to win as they edged a 1-0 victory in the reverse leg. However there is little confidence in backing a team that had won just 1 of their last 14 games and lost 10 of them. Also, they haven’t scored just once in the last 7 games.

On the other hand, Portsmouth are on a red hot streak with 4 wins and 2 draws in their last 6 games and kept four clean sheets during the period. They are team knocking at the gates of promotion zone and we may take a risk by backing them to win here.

Bradford vs Portsmouth: Bet Tips

Away win @ 2.37 with 1xBet

Under 2.5 goals @ 1.71 with the same Sports book.

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