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            Last updated 18/05/2024

            Bradford vs Newport Prediction, Tips & Stats

            The League Two season concludes in dramatic fashion this Saturday as Bradord City welcomes Newport County to Valley Parade.

            While Bradford's playoff hopes hinge on other results, a win is a non-negotiable first step towards a potential postseason push.Under manager Graham Alexander, Bradford has undergone a remarkable turnaround in recent months.

            After a sluggish start, they now find themselves with a legitimate shot at repeating their playoff success from last season. Currently ninth in the table, a mere two points separate them from Barrow in the final playoff spot.Momentum is undoubtedly on Bradford's side.

            Their midweek clash against Newport County saw them snatch victory with a 90th-minute winner from Tyler Smith, ensuring they control their own destiny on the final day.However, Bradford's fate doesn't rest solely on their own performance.

            They require a combination of results – a Crawley loss or draw and a Barrow defeat – to sneak into the playoffs. Despite these external factors, Alexander's men will undoubtedly be laser-focused on securing a win against Newport.

            Their confidence is bolstered by a four-game winning streak, and they'll be eager to capitalize on Newport's current woes. The visitors arrive on a demoralizing seven-game losing streak, a statistic that will only fuel the optimism amongst the Bradford faithful.

            For Newport, salvaging pride and offering their supporters a positive end to the season becomes the primary objective. Their recent slump has seen them plummet down the table to 17th place. While promotion hopes are long gone, a victory could potentially elevate them two spots depending on other results.

            Manager Graham Coughlan will be determined to end the season on a high, but a significant improvement is necessary. Their lack of attacking output has been a major concern, with four of their last seven games failing to produce a single goal. Addressing this offensive drought will be crucial if they aim to spoil Bradford's playoff aspirations.

            This final-day encounter promises to be a tense affair. Bradford, fueled by their recent form, will be relentless in their pursuit of victory. Newport, desperate to end their losing streak, will be a formidable opponent. The outcome of this match, coupled with other results, will determine whether Bradford City can extend their season or if Newport County can salvage a modicum of pride.

            Bradford Team News

            Mark Hughes has no new injury concerns to contend with ahead of this weekend. Hughes may look to change the attacking line from last time out against Crawley, with Tom Fellows pushing for a pace in the starting XI.

            Newport Team News

            Newport captain Ryan Delaney is likely to miss this game because of a knee injury. Graham Coughlan is likely to revert to a back three with Baker, Bennet and Clarke.