Bradford vs Gillingham Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 22/04/2023

Bradford
22/04/23 - 15:00

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Gillingham

Bradford - Gillingham

England League 2 - Northern Commercials Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Best Picks and Top Predictions for Bradford vs Gillingham

Bradford needs the win, and anything else won't satisfy the club which is in a tough battle for promotion to League One.

Bradford to Win

After losing to Swindon in their latest match, Bradford is on the ropes considering the competition for the top seven places is as tough as ever. For this Bradford vs Gillingham prediction, the home team's win must be a prerogative as far as anyone is concerned. Bradford's goal-scoring is their biggest strength in contrast to Gillingham who has the lowest scoring rate in the league. Bradford won their first h2h encounter of the season with a 2-0 score.

Both Teams to Score – No

The predominant logic for Bradford vs Gillingham match is their h2h record for this specific bet. In the last five matches, these teams faced each other, and only once both teams scored a goal. The first match between them this season ended with a Bradford win whose goal was kept clean for this particular match. Looking at their away record in their last five matches, Gillingham scored in only two out of those five games, and considering that their attack is the least efficient in League Two, Bradford's chances of keeping the clean sheet are high.

Statistical Information with Current Odds for Bradford vs Gillingham prediction

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

28/02/23

England League 2 England

Gillingham

Gillingham

Bradford

Bradford

0

2

11/12/22

England League 2 England

Gillingham

Gillingham

Bradford

Bradford

0

0

22/04/19

England League 1 League 1

Bradford

Bradford

Gillingham

Gillingham

1

1

27/10/18

England League 1 League 1

Gillingham

Gillingham

Bradford

Bradford

4

0

24/03/18

England League 1 League 1

Bradford

Bradford

Gillingham

Gillingham

1

0

Last Five - Bradford

27/04/24

England League 2 England

Newport County

Newport County

Bradford

Bradford

1

4

W

23/04/24

England League 2 England

Barrow

Barrow

Bradford

Bradford

1

2

W

20/04/24

England League 2 England

Walsall

Walsall

Bradford

Bradford

2

3

W

13/04/24

England League 2 England

Salford City

Salford City

Bradford

Bradford

1

2

W

06/04/24

England League 2 England

Gillingham

Gillingham

Bradford

Bradford

0

1

W

Last Five - Gillingham

27/04/24

England League 2 England

Doncaster

Doncaster

Gillingham

Gillingham

2

2

D

20/04/24

England League 2 England

Mansfield

Mansfield

Gillingham

Gillingham

2

1

L

13/04/24

England League 2 England

Barrow

Barrow

Gillingham

Gillingham

0

3

W

06/04/24

England League 2 England

Bradford

Bradford

Gillingham

Gillingham

1

0

L

01/04/24

England League 2 England

Harrogate Town

Harrogate Town

Gillingham

Gillingham

5

1

L

This is how the bookmakers have set the odds:

Bradford odds: 4/5 (1.80) – 55.6%

Draw odds: 3/1 (3.00) – 33.3%

Gillingham odds: 9/2 (5.50) – 18.2%

The bookies provided the Bradford vs Gillingham odds and they are claiming the home team as the expected winner while the probability rate is above 50 percent which should give the bettors some extra confidence. If you are unsure about your pick, check out our dedicated football betting tips page for predictions and the latest information about your favorite picks. Here are a few of those possible outcomes for this particular match: Bradford's win coupled with No on the BTTS side will get you odds at 6/4 (2.50) – 40% while Over 1.5 First-Half Goals is valued at 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%.

Team Information, Bradford vs Gillingham Lineups, and Preview

Bradford

The hosts suffered a huge setback on Tuesday by losing against Swindon which significantly lowered their chances of progressing into the top three teams in the standings that would put them in a position for direct promotion to League One. Those chances still exist, especially because Bradford has a game in hand, but they need to, most likely, win all four remaining games and have some of their rivals lose in the process. At the same time, Bradford needs to defend its position within the top seven, so they can at least play in the promotion playoffs.

Expected lineup: Lewis, Hendrie, Stubbs, Crichlow-Noble, Ridehalgh, Gilliead, Smallwood, Banks, Walker, Chapman, Cook.

Gillingham

The visitors have done well winning twice in their last four games even though they don't have anything to play for considering that they are already assured of their status in League Two for next season and they don't have a chance of progressing toward the promotion playoffs. The biggest weakness for Gillingham is their goal scoring, they are by far the worst team in the league when it comes to efficiency. Scoring only 32 goals is beyond any measure the team's fans expected. But, somehow, Gillingham has managed to stay in the league without too many problems which are impressive enough.

Expected lineup: Morris, McKenzie, Masterson, Ehmer, Alexander, Jefferies, Dieng, Williams, MacDonald, Lapslie, Nichols.

Starting Lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Player to Watch: Richard Smallwood

Andy Cook is the biggest star for Bradford, but he needs help in the midfield department. Richard Smallwood has been a principal presence for his team throughout the season playing in 41 matches with almost hundred percent of available minutes, he missed only one match. Smallwood managed to score three goals and delivered five assists in the process.

England League 2

FAQs about Bradford vs Gillingham prediction

  • When is the match being played? – Saturday, April 22nd at 15:00 BST (16:00 CET)
  • Where is the game venue? – Valley Parade, Bradford
  • How many goals did they score this season? – Bradford recorded 54 goals while Gillingham scored 32

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