Bradford vs Walsall
England – League One
Date: Tuesday, 1st May 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Valley Parade (Bradford).
Bradford are totally out of the play-off race after the 0-2 home defeat to Southend on the weekend. They now trail the top six teams by 9 points, which means they would only have an outside chance even with a win on Saturday.
Truth to be told, the Bantams were serious contenders for promotion until January this year. Then there was a period of 10 games without a win which pushed them down in the ladder.
Walsall picked up a welcome 1-0 home win over Northampton on the weekend which lift them three points above the relegation waters. They do have an extra game in hand than the bottom four sides, but Rochdale the only team from the zone that can get to level points with them have a superior goal difference. This clearly means that Walsall must pick up a point from their remaining 2 games.
Meantime, there is literally nothing from Walsall’s form guide that suggest that they can do a decent job on the road. The team managed just 1 point from their last 12 away games and are the third worst in the overall away form table.
Bradford vs Walsall: Head-to-head
Bradford are unbeaten in the last four matches against Walsall with wins in 2 wins and 2 draws.
The two meetings at the Valley Parade during the period were won by Bradford without conceding a goal.
Seven of last 9 home games of Bradford against Walsall saw under 2.5 goals.
Bradford vs Walsall: Prediction
Bradford are the team in better form and their recent record is positive. They have no pressure to deliver a win here, but they would love to play for the fans in the final home games of the season.
Walsall are not yet out of relegation threat as for now and they need to bag a point from the remaining two games. But they are third from bottom in terms of away record this season and their defensive record in those games is extremely poor.
Therefore, I can see Bradford edging a narrow win in Tuesday’s League One fixture.
Bradford vs Walsall: Bet Tips
FT – Bradford to win @ 2.73 @ 1xBet.
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.98 with Unibet.