Bradford v Millwall Betting Tips and Odds – 20/05/17

Bradford v Millwall Betting Tips and Odds – 20/05/17

Bradford v Millwall

Bradford v Millwall Betting Tips and Odds

In our Bradford v Millwall betting preview we look at the best possible bets between the two sides.

Overview

Bradford and Millwall lock horns at Wembley on Sunday with a place in the Championship up for grabs. The Bantams make the trip to the capital as narrow favourites and they come into this clash in great form. Stuart McCall’s men have lost just two of their last sixteen League One games and they’re one of the third tiers best sides at grinding out results when they need them. This is Millwall’s second visit to the national stadium in as many seasons for the play-off final and Neil Harris will be hoping his side have learnt from their mistakes of twelve months ago. They broke into the top six on the final day of the season and they dumped out third place Scunthorpe in the semi-finals.

Bradford v Millwall

Bradford and Millwall couldn’t be separated in their two league meetings this season, drawing 1-1 on both occasions

Bradford looking to climb into the Championship for the first time since 2004

It’s been a fantastic first full season in charge of Bradford City for Stuart McCall. The former Bradford captain has built on the foundations left by his predecessor Phil Parkinson to turn The Bantams into one of League One’s most consistent sides. His City team have been challenging in and around the top six for the entirety of the season and they’re an opponent no one enjoys facing. They’re potent in attack with the likes of Alex Jones and Charlie Wyke & defensively they’re excellent. No side has conceded fewer goals in League One than City this season so Millwall will have to be at their best to breach their dogged backline.

Bradford secured their place at Wembley courtesy of beating League One’s surprise package Fleetwood Town over two legs. Both games were tense, scrappy affairs which was decided by one goal over the 180 minutes. Centre back Rory McArdle was the hero for Bradford, scoring a 77th minute winner in the first leg – he doesn’t bag many but that was arguably the most important of his career. They deservedly came out victors over the two legs and it extended their impressive run of form. They’ve been beaten just three times this calendar year and if anyone can grind out a result here then it’s them.

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Bradford will be looking to Charlie Wyke to come up with the goods in attack, he’s made a big impact since arriving from Carlisle in January

Second time lucky for Millwall?

It’s been a rollercoaster of a season for everyone involved with Millwall and promotion would be the perfect way to cap it all off. The Lions have been yo-yoing in and out of the top six for the duration of the League One season but a strong end to the campaign ensured that they made it into the play-offs for the second successive season. Neil Harris’ men had a tricky tie on paper against third placed Scunthorpe United but they deservedly went through courtesy of an excellent second leg performance. They battled from behind at Glanford Park to win the game and the tie 3-2 on aggregate courtesy of goals from their fantastic strike duo of Lee Gregory and Steve Morison. The Lions aren’t as solid defensively as their opponents here but they make up for it in attack.

They carry a strong goal threat in their side with young duo Aiden O’Brien and Fred Onyedinma weighing in with their fair share of strikes too. The majority of this side were together for their agonising defeat at the hands of Barnsley in last years defeat at this stage and the experience could prove to be a major factor on the afternoon. The two league meetings between these sides imply that it’s going to be game decided by fine margins – with both games finishing one apiece. We’re expecting something similar again this time round too, there’s not a lot separating these two sides so it could quite easily go the distance. But unfortunately for Millwall we’re expecting Bradford to just edge it. They’ve proven that they’re capable of getting a result when they need it this season and McCall will have them well organised.

Bradford v Millwall

Millwall’s player of the year Steve Morison has been sensational for them this season, netting 18 times including two in their semi-final win over Scunthorpe

Odds:

As expected for a game of this magnitude, the bookmakers are finding it difficult ti separate these two sides. Bradford come in as narrow favourites to win in 90 minutes, best priced with betfair at 8/5. Millwall are slightly longer odds at 9/5 also with betfair. There’s been little to separate them in their league meetings so backing either side to lift the trophy could be beneficial. Bradford are available at 5/6 with SkyBet to win promotion with Millwall at 1/1 with bet365.

Recommended Bets:

Bradford to lift the trophy: (Best Priced at 10/11 at SkyBet) BET HERE

Steve Morison to score anytime: (Best Priced at 12/5 at bet365) BET HERE

BTTS: (Best Priced at 1/1 at betfair) BET HERE

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