Northampton vs Bradford Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 29/04/2023

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England League 2 - Sixfields Stadium

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

Northampton vs Bradford Predictions and Top Picks

Northampton is on the verge of sealing its ticket to League One, but its next opponent has its agenda.

Both Teams to Score

The sentiment is that both teams will look to score as going for a goalless game won't make much good for either team. Looking at all the aspects of this Northampton vs Bradford prediction, the home team had three out of their last five games with BTTS covered while the visiting side had two of those games on the record. Their h2h record, however, leans heavily toward both teams scoring as four of their past five encounters had the primary bet covered.

Draw

It is the more reasonable of outcomes for this kind of match. Two of their last three Northampton vs Bradford matches ended in a draw, even though the first game of the current season between these teams convincingly went to Northampton, with a 3-1 result. Both teams had plenty of draws this season with Northampton recording 14 of them, one less than Bradford. Interestingly, Northampton had the fewest draws while playing at home while Bradford had the same record when playing in away games.

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Head to Head

19/11/22

England League 2 England

Bradford

Bradford

Northampton

Northampton

1

3

09/04/22

England League 2 England

Northampton

Northampton

Bradford

Bradford

0

0

20/11/21

England League 2 England

Bradford

Bradford

Northampton

Northampton

1

1

07/09/19

England League 2 England

Bradford

Bradford

Northampton

Northampton

2

1

13/01/18

England League 1 League 1

Bradford

Bradford

Northampton

Northampton

1

2

Last Five - Northampton

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Northampton

Northampton

1

1

D

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Exeter

Exeter

Northampton

Northampton

2

1

L

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood Town

Northampton

Northampton

2

0

L

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Carlisle

Carlisle

Northampton

Northampton

0

2

W

01/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Northampton

Northampton

0

2

W

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

Current Northampton vs Bradford Odds brought to you by the bookmakers across the internet:

Northampton odds: 6/4 (2.50) – 40%

Draw odds: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%

Bradford odds: 15/8 (2.88) – 34.8%

There is not much leverage on either team, but because they are the hosts as well as the team with a better ranking, Northampton is the expected winner in this match. The probability of their win, however, is only 40 percent which suggests that the bookmakers are not all too convinced that the home side will take the win. Bradford is in a tough battle to enter promotion playoffs, so both teams have big goals for this crucial game of the season. You can check all the latest picks on our football betting tips page, and here are some options concerning the match in question: A Goalless opening 45 minutes will bring you odds of 7/5 (2.40) – 41.7% and pulling for a Draw with Both Teams Scoring gets you a price of 10/3 (4.33) – 23.1%.

Preview, Team News, and Northampton vs Bradford Lineup

Northampton

The whole season will come down to the last couple of games for Northampton who are on the verge of being promoted as one of the two best teams in the league. A win against Bradford would remove all doubt, but even a draw would still leave the home team with a good chance of progressing to League One. Northampton has been consistent throughout the final part of the season getting three wins from their last four matches, and one more positive outcome would seal the deal and put them over the top.

Provisional lineup: Burge, Norman, Sherring, Dyche, Haynes, Hondermarck, Leonard, Hoskins, Pinnock, Appere, Bowie.

Bradford

It doesn't get more exciting than this for Bradford who currently holds the seventh spot which would take them to promotion playoffs, but they are on the same number of points as Salford and Mansfield. Bradford has the advantage of having a game in hand just like Mansfield. The visitors have struggled in their last couple of games, and the draw doesn't get much harder than an appearance at the second-placed Northampton.

Provisional lineup: Lewis, Ridehalgh, Crhchlow-Noble, Stubbs, Halliday, Smallwood, Gilliead, Nevers, Walker, Banks, Cook.

Starting Lineups

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

Player to Watch: Andy Cook

This will be a unique game when teams are meeting who have the two best scorers in League Two. Sam Hoskins scored 21 goals for Northampton, but Bradford has Andy Cook whose tally are 26 goals. He also leads his team with six assists. The clash of these two top strikers will be the highlight of the match that could find one team promoted.

Questions and Answers for Northampton vs Bradford prediction

  • When is the match being played? – The game will commence on Saturday, April 29th at 16:00 CET
  • Where is the game venue? – Sixfields Stadium, Northampton
  • What was the score when they last met? – Northampton won 3-1

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