The English League One action gets underway this weekend and among the matches scheduled to be played is a match between Bradford City and Blackpool. The match will take place on Saturday, 23rd March 2019 at the Northern Commercials at 15.00GMT.
Bradford is on the verge of being relegated and it is little or no hope left for them in the English League One. They occupy position 14 of the table standings with just 36 points from 38 fixtures. Their recent losing streak has put them in a dire position. In their last 6 matches, they have lost 4 times, drawn 1 match and won only one match. Bradford expects their top scorer, Eoin Doyle to sore for them.
Blackpool, on the other hand, is doing relatively well. In their last six away fixtures, the travelers have managed 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. However, the record with Bradford while playing away is not all that good. Out of their last 4 away matches against Bradford, they have won only once and lost thrice.
Despite the above statistics, we feel that none of the teams has the gusto to score in Saturday’s fixture. A draw for the match is on the cards. We, therefore, expect an even match with each team shying away from the other’s goalpost at least for the first half.
Bradford City vs Blackpool Head to Head
The two sides Bradford City and Blackpool has so far played 11 matches between them. Bradford has won 5 matches and losing 6 to Blackpool. A look into their last eight meetings here is the kind of scores we will be treated to:
- Blackpool 3-2 Bradford
- Blackpool 5-0 Bradford
- Bradford 2-1 Blackpool
- Blackpool 4-1 Bradford
- Bradford 1-0 Blackpool
- Bradford 1-3 Blackpool
- Blackpool 0-1 Bradford
- Bradford 1-0 Blackpool
Both teams are in good form when it comes to injuries. None of the teams has any critical injuries which can tremendously affect their performance. Any non-performance cannot be attributed only to their lack of coordination.
Prediction and Odds
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Both teams are under pressure to perform for different reasons. Bradford City has to do it in order to entangle themselves from the relegation zone. Blackpool, on the other hand, is eyeing a chance to play in the playoffs for a chance for elevation to the Championship next season. Therefore, for both teams, their good luck will start this weekend if all turn in their favor. However, our prediction for the fixture is the action to end with Blackpool managing a narrow win. Here is our best prediction for the match:
- Blackpool to win
- Under 1.5 goals on fulltime
- Blackpool to score first