Bradford City continue their attempts to climb up the League Two table as they face Walsall this weekend.
Bradford City currently sit 11th in League Two with three wins, four draws and two losses from their first nine games of the season.
The Bantams have had a mixed start to the season on the whole but will ultimately feel disappointed with their current league position given they came into the season harbouring hopes, and possibly even expectations, of an automatic promotion push.
After a poor start to the season they're coming into this game amidst an improved run of form having gone unbeaten in their last five league games, winning two and drawing three.
Their most recent league game saw them claim a thumping 4-1 win away at Newport County thanks to an Andy Cook hat-trick on top of a Rayhaan Tulloch strike.
Star striker Andy Cook was last season's League Two top scorer and was expected to spearhead the Bantams' promotion push this season but his reality has been far different with the 32-year-old having failed to score in any of Bradford's prior eight league games. The fact he's now up and running for the season, no less with a hat-trick, is huge for both his personal season and Bradford's chances.
Despite their underwhelming start their record on home soil has been strong with Mark Hughes' side having won two and drawn two of their four league games at Valley Parade so they'll fancy themselves to claim a second straight league win here.
Walsall currently sit 16th in League Two with three wins, two draws and four losses from their first nine games of the season.
It's been and up and down season for Walsall thus far who are sitting about where most would have expected them to give preseason expectations.
They're coming into this game amidst a mixed run of form having won two, drawn one and lost two of their last five league games, the most recent of which was a 1-3 loss at home to AFC Wimbledon.
The defeat against Wimbledon marked Walsall's second defeat on the bounce so they'll desperately want to avoid slumping to a three-match losing streak in this one.
Their form on the road hasn't been all that impressive with the Saddlers having won one, drawn one and lost two of their four away game so far this season so given the calibre of opponent they're facing here it feels likely they'll fall to another defeat.
For our Bradford vs. Walsall prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the home side.