Bradford vs Shrewsbury Predict
Bradford will have the chance to move level on points with first placed Scunthorpe on Saturday, although are unlikely to bridge the goal difference gap even against struggling Shrewsbury. Below are our predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Bradford City vs Shrewsbury Town
Venue: Coral Windows Stadium
Kick-off: Saturday 8th October, 3pm
The Shrews are struggling. They've only managed a goal a game average and they've kept just the one clean sheet in 15 games during a 0-0 draw with Coventry. They've managed just the one win on their travels and have the uphill task of being the first side to beat Bradford in 15 games this season.
Bradford come in to this game having won their last three games, beating Bury, Chesterfield and Fleetwood. The run saw them force themselves back in to the automatic spots after a run of four consecutive goals, which saw Bradford throw away the lead twice.
Shrewsbury would probably love the opportunity to throw away leads given that they've given away the first goal in 12 of their games so far this season. They failed to recover from the majority of those deficits, so I expect the worst should Bradford take the lead here.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Bradford are 13/20 favourites to keep their form going and win this game with William Hill whilst the draw can be backed at odds of 31/10 with Bet Victor. If you think Shrewsbury can pull off a huge shock, their best odds are 4/1 with Bet365.
These sides split a pair of 1-1 draws last season but Shrewsbury were in far better shape in front of goal at the time and also a huge threat at home. Bradford have kept four clean sheets this season, but three of them came on their travels. Even bottom of the table Oldlham have come to Valley Parade and scored this season.
Bradford will definitely fancy their chances against this Shrewsbury defence, so it's not the end of the world if they do concede. They'll be wanting to tighten up in defence and start keeping more clean sheets, but they're not trending that way at present. Back Both Teams to Score as our free betting tip at best odds of 37/40 with Bet Victor.
Despite my expectation that both teams find the net, I don't foresee another home draw for Bradford. I think this is a game where they will find a way to get three points. Back Bradford to win this game 3-1 at 11/1 with Coral.
Bradford have chipped in goals from all areas of the pitch so far this season, but Billy Clarke leads the way with four goals so season. Several of those have been from the spot but it's always good to take on the teams penalty taker.Back Billy Clarke to score at 17/10 with Coral.
Free Betting Tip
Both Teams to Score - 37/40 with Bet Victor
Correct Score Prediction
Bradford 3-1- 11/1 with Coral
Billy Clarke - 17/10 with Coral