Bradford vs Fleetwood Town Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Bradford v Fleetwood predictions for Thursday’s League One play-off semi-final first leg at Valley Parade. Having enjoyed good campaigns up until this point, this pair will be looking to secure safe passage to Wembley. Continue reading below to see our tips for this match.
Bradford VS Fleetwood Town Predictions
Full Time: 1 - 0
1X2 Tip: Away Win lose
Reason For Bradford VS Fleetwood Town Betting Tips
Having both competed very well throughout the course of the season, this pair might be a little bit disappointed not to have filled one of the automatic spots, but the play-offs still gives them a chance of promotion. With Bradford looking very tough to beat at home, as do Fleetwood on the road, this could be a tight affair. However, in the betting, one team makes more appeal than the other.
Given just how solid Uwe Rosler’s Fleetwood team have been when it matters most it is hard to see why they’re as big as they are in the betting. Even though this match is away, it’s hard to see Fleetwood not getting seriously competitive. After all, they’ve often favoured playing away from home anyway. ‘Fleetwood Draw No Bet’ is the way to go.
As mentioned on previous match previews that involve Fleetwood, Uwe Rosler has managed to get his side very well organised and it’s quite possible that they’re the team who’ve given the least away this season. Overall, no team has kept more clean sheets, while the Trawlermen also boast an impressive 39% clean sheet ration on their travels – the best in the division. Such defensive solidity should hold them in good stead here.
On the flipside, you can easily see why Bradford are favourites, but they really do look somewhat short. The hosts might be unbeaten on their own patch, but they’ve actually drawn more games than they’ve won and haven’t often blown their opposition away. A tight, compact defensive unit like Fleetwood could easily come here and frustrate before profiting at the other end. After all, the visitors are no strangers to such a tactic, just ask both Sheffield United and Scunthorpe.
For all the visitors are very good defensively, they’ve rarely let themselves down from a forward perspective when playing away from home, mainly because they enjoy it when teams come onto them. On the road, Uwe Rosler’s men have been shutout out the joint-least times in League One this season and have only failed to find the net in two of their 23 away matches.
All things considered, if anyone can end Bradford’s unbeaten run at home, then it’s Fleetwood. The visiting team are expected to be suited by the fact that Bradford are likely to come out and play on their own patch and will be confident of keeping them at bay before inflicting some damage.