League One Tips: Bradford City v Millwall (Saturday, 3pm)

May 20, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Football,League One

Bradford City take on Millwall for a place in next season’s Championship in the League One playoff at Wembley on Saturday.

We take you through our match preview and betting tips for the highly-anticipated match in North London.

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Past Bradford City v Millwall Meetings

The last three clashes between these two sides have finished 1-1, including both league meetings this season.

Indeed, the two clubs have met twelve times since 2006, cancelling each other out on eight of those occasions with two wins apiece, showing how evenly balanced this fixture is.

The two also met in last season’s playoffs, but at the semi final stage, with Millwall winning 4-2 on aggregate to advance to the final.

Bradford City v Millwall Stats

Millwall scraped into the final playoff spot in the league – finishing six points behind the Bantams, but have already fought past 3rd-placed Scunthorpe United.

The Lions scored four more league goals than the Yorkshire club but conceded 14 more.

Bradford went through the season unbeaten at Valley Parade but are stronger away from home than Millwall, picking up six more points on their travels.

Bradford City v Millwall Team News

Neither side has any fresh injury worries or suspensions ahead of the final.

Bradford City v Millwall Match Predictions

Draw 9/4 – bet365

Bradford City v Millwall Best Bet

Lee Gregory anytime scorer 9/5 – William Hill

Reason for Bradford City v Millwall Bets

Everyone acknowledges that this clash is particularly tough to call due to the similarities of the two’s league records, alongside the two’s head-to-head record being tight and littered with draws.

The Bantams go into the game with better recent form – they’ve kept six clean sheets in eight games with only one defeat although Millwall have won five of their last nine.

Odds for the draw are based on the game finishing tied on 90 minutes and will not allow for outcomes in extra time or a potential penalty shootout.

Considering how often these two have drawn together and how much is at stake in this particular fixture, odds of 9/4 on the outcome to repeat itself are generous.

Millwall striker Lee Gregory goes into this game in typically fine form, having netted three goals in his last three games including in the semi-final victory over Scunthorpe.

The 28-year-old – who has his 38 goals across the last two seasons for the Lions – has also scored four goals in his last five appearances against the Bantams, one of his favourite opposition sides.

With odds available at 9/5 for the striker to find the net again, the markets appear to have underestimated not just his current form but also his track record in big matches and against this opposition.

Bradford City v Millwall Match Prediction

Draw 9/4 – bet365

Specific Bradford City v Millwall Bet Prediction

Lee Gregory anytime scorer 9/5 – William Hill