Blackpool vs Bradford City - Free Betting Tips

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They ended their last League One efforts neck-and-neck and have both had their struggles so far in the new season. Blackpool and Bradford are both hoping that when they cross paths on Saturday, they will finally be able to put some distance between them in their favour. Many bookies and betting tips are calling this clearly in one direction, but do we agree? Check out the rest of our Blackpool vs Bradford City preview to find out.

Blackpool vs Bradford City Best Odds

08. September 2018 | 15:00
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Tip:
Blackpool Wins
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19/20
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Bradford Win
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Bradford Win to Ni
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If you’re wondering who to back in this League One contest, then the Blackpool vs Bradford City best odds are showing a clear advantage for the home side. Therefore, if you want to go safe with your wager, you would be wise to back them to victory, with 188Bet offering 19/20 (1.95) odds on a Blackpool match result. While Bradford are the underdogs here, they still enjoy pretty good odds of 3/1 (4.0) from BetBright, so a victory for the away side makes for a good medium risk bet. If you want to go higher risk with your stake, you can still put your money behind Bradford but predict that they will win to nil, as Paddy Power are advertising 6/1 (7.0) odds on this result.

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Blackpool vs Bradford City Betting Tips: Form Guide

Blackpool Fail To Find A Killer Instinct

Blackpool found themselves dead in the middle of League One last time around and will be hoping for that to change. Things haven’t gone quite to plan thus far though. They got off to a plodding start, drawing to Wycombe 0-0 and losing to Portsmouth 2-1. One of their greatest successes actually came in the Carabao Cup, where they surprisingly beat the recently relegated Barnsley 3-1, a result we’ve no doubt they would love to repeat in the league. However, they instead got another 0-0 draw, this time against Shrewsbury.

Blackpool then finally bagged a  2-0 win over Coventry. Perhaps it’s not the toughest win ever, but it’s something that has no doubt helped put the Blackpool vs Bradford City betting tips in their favour. This failed to give them any momentum though, as they drew yet again against Accrington and Walsall. Even their recent history of performing better outside the league – they’d also recently beat Doncaster 2-1 – seemed to fail them, as they lost to Macclesfield on penalties in their pursuit of the CheckaTrade Trophy.

While Blackpool hasn’t always played badly, their constant struggle to find that killer instinct and subsequent win has become a point of frustration.

Bradford City Have Failed More Often Than They’ve Succeeded

As much focus has been put on these teams’ similar paths in many Blackpool vs Bradford City match previews – and with good reason – there’s one key difference which separates them. Where Blackpool have drawn, Bradford City has lost.

It didn’t start off this way though. Their opening 1-0 match against Shrewsbury saw them take home that much sought after the initial win: something that became a source of great pressure on their opponents. After this though, things from bad to worse. They lost to Barnsley 2-0, crashed out of the Carabao Cup after losing to Macclesfield on penalties, and then back in the league, they again fell to Southend 2-0.

In what is one major point in the favour of Bradford, they did beat recently relegated Burton 1-0. This means that they’ve managed to take home three points on one more occasion than their opponents. However, they never capitalised on this momentum, as they lost 2-1 in back-to-back encounters with Wycombe and Fleetwood Town.

Where Blackpool fail to capitalise, Bradford fails to remain consistent on the pitch. Which will cost more dearly will likely be a major deciding factor in their match.

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The Last Five Games

Blackpool VS. Bradford City

  • Blackpool Form 2 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss in the last 5 matches
  • Blackpool Goals 8 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Bradford City Form 1 win, 4 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Bradford City Goals4 goals in the last 5 matches
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Blackpool vs Bradford City Preview: Recent Meetings

Based on these recent results, it may be clear who has the advantage. That being said though, their head-to-head meetings are likely to complicate matters.

First off, their most recent match, taking place mere months ago in April, saw Blackpool decimate Bradford City in a 5-0 walkover. No matter the other results, this would always have a massive impact on Blackpool vs Bradford City betting tips for today. Luckily for Bradford, this was an anomaly, as in previous years, they’d managed three consecutive wins, although not by as large a margin. In 2017, 2016 and 2015, they won 2-1 and 1-0 twice. Before that, it’s nearly a decade until they meet again.

It’s a tricky one to analyse then, as you have to determine what’s more important: a very recent win which was extremely dominant or several wins in years prior? At least psychologically, we’d say that their most recent contest will more likely play on Bradford’s mind, more than previous matches will on Blackpool’s.

Blackpool vs Bradford City Prediction: Blackpool Finally Deliver

The things that these two have in common are uncanny: some we’ve already mentioned, but there are even smaller examples like how they both fell to Macclesfield on penalties in the same competition. However, there’s also plenty that separates them when you look beneath the surface.

Ultimately, you have two teams that may often end up in similar destinations but for very different reasons. They’re currently a mere point apart for example, but the paths they took to get there saw Blackpool fail to take the chances needed to get an advantage, while Bradford City’s issue has been in maintaining their standards throughout the tournament, even if they have more often come away with a win. This could go either way based on how these teams deal with their separate issues and a draw is far from out of the question.

That being said though, we think that the home team are managing their flaws more effectively and for that reason, our Blackpool vs Bradford City prediction is that Blackpool gets their second league win here. Alongside our Blackpool vs Bradford City free betting tips, we also cover a wide variety of other football games and sporting contests here at Betting.org.

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