Bradford City v Northampton Town Betting Preview

League Two Final Play Off action Saturday Lunch Time comes from Wembley Stadium, featuring Bradford City versus Northampton Town.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 13:30pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Bradford City v Northampton Town Match Betting Preview, English League Two Final Play Off, Saturday May 18th 2013.

A huge game from Wembley Stadium on saturday afternoon between two sides who have battled their way through the semi final promotion play offs and now go head to head to determine which club will be promotion to League One next season.

Bradford City came through their Semi Final Play Off with a 5-4 aggregate victory over Burton Albion with striker Nahki Wells scoring three times during both legs and certainly one for the shortlist for First Time Goalscorer enthusiasts.

Northampton Town came through their Semi Final Play Off in impressive fashion winning 2-0 on aggregate having won both legs by the 1-0 scoreline, Roy O’Donavan and Luke Guttridge scoring the goals and managing to keep clean sheets in both legs which will no doubt provide them with all the confidence in the world of being in with a chance of winning this game come saturday afternoon.

Bradford City v Northampton Town Team News

Bradford City Team News : Bradford City have pretty much a full squad for manager Phil Parkinson to choose his starting eleven from with midfielder Kyel Ried the only doubt who has been struggling with a groin injury in recent weeks and will under take a late fitness test to see if he can be involved.

Northampton Town Team News : Alex Nicholls is the only casualty for Northampton as the striker continues to receive treatment for a broken leg suffered back in October last year, but other than that manager Aidy Boothroyd also has a full strenght squad to choose his starting lineup from.

Bradford City v Northampton Town Head to Head Statistics

Saturday lunch time’s game from Wembley Stadium will become just the 13th meeting between the two clubs over the years and all the results of those matches can be seen in our head to head statistics table shown below.

  • Bradford City Victories : 6
  • Bradford City Goals Scored : 17
  • Draws : 4
  • Northampton Town : 2
  • Northampton Town Goals Scored : 13

Who Has The Advantage ?

Bradford City have a clear advantage on the Head to Head Sats shown above having won 6 times compared to Northampton Town winning just 2 from the previous 12 meetings between the two sides, with the other four matches having finished all square.

Average Goals Per Game ?

30 goals have been scored in the previous 12 games played between the two sides which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.50 which suggests that we should see at least a couple of goals go in on saturday lunch time.

Bradford City v Northampton Town Recent Form

Bradford City : L W D L W
Northampton Town : D D W W W

Northampton Town head into this game with the advantage on recent form having won 3 of their last 5 matches played in all competition’s and remaining unbeaten, compared to Bradford City who have managed just 2 victories from their last 5 of which they have lost 2.

Bradford City v Northampton Town Match Betting Odds Market

Bradford City are the clear favourites with the online bookmakers to win this Play Off Final despite having finished below their opponents in the league season and can be backed at a current best price of 2.40 with Coral.

The Draw which has happened twice from the last three games played between the two sides this season will probably attract some interest and is available at a best price of 3.30 with BetVictor.

Northampton Town don’t have a particularly good record against Bradford City having won just twice from the previous twelve meetings played and you have to go back to September 2010 to find the last time ‘The Cobblers’ did managed to win and this is obviously the reason why the online bookmakers are offering odds as high as 3.10 with Betfred as Aidey Boothroyd’s side head into this game as the team in form having remained unbeaten during their last five matches of which they have their last three in succession.

Latest Match Betting Odds

(TIBP) Top Industry Betting Price currently available at the time of writing this preview.

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Bradford City v Northampton Town Betting Predictions

Going by what happened during the three meetings this season between the two sides, the online bookmakers seem to have it right in making Bradford City the clear favourites to win this game as Phil Parkinson’s side didn’t lose any of them and with their record over Northampton Town also extremely impressive, it is very difficult to oppose them.

However, with Northampton Town having finished the season strongly and having kept two clean sheets in their semi final play off matches against Cheltenham Town, the players and their fans will be confident of winning this game come saturday afternoon.

The goal stats suggest at least a couple of goals to be scored during this game and with both clubs having strikers in excellent goal scoring form at the moment, (Nahki Wells for Bradford City and Roy O’Donovan for Northampton Town) the goals market is certainly worth looking at in the search for value and does look the sensible play in a game that in my opinion could go either way on the day.

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