Bradford City vs. Doncaster Rovers Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jul. 30, 2022 16:00 CET
The first round in English League Two will starts on Saturday with one local derby between two Yorkshire rivals Bradford City and Doncaster Rovers.
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Bradford City Team News
The last two seasons were slightly disappointing for Bradford. They finished on 14th and 15th place where everyone expected them to fight for promotion. During the last season, the big name come to Bradford in February – Mark Hughes became a manager of Bradford.
This is his first full season at the club and everyone expecting big things from him. Bradford has a good transfer window so far with 14 new signings. Some players are very quality for League Two and Bradford is with reason one of the favourites for the title and for the promotion.
One important thing which Mark Hughes must improve from last year is results at home. Bradford had won only six games at their stadium last season and that was a big problem.
People of Bradford want League One football and they see that this season with Hughes they really have a chance to go up. Almost 20,000 tickets were sold the day before this game.
Doncaster Rovers Team News
Every season in the last four, Doncaster was worse than the previous one – 6th, 9th, 14th and 22nd which led to relegation from League One. This season will be another difficulty for the club.
They changed the team a lot and it’s hard to predict where they can finish. The chances for the top 7 are a little smaller than in the middle of the table.
Doncaster was terrible away from home last season with only three wins and 17 goals conceded, and only Crewe was the worst away from the home side in League One last year. They have one of the youngest squads in the league which can be a big problem this season.
The major problem for Doncaster before the season starts are injuries. Their manager Gary McSheffrey says that his club have “horrendous luck” with injuries.
This is their first league meeting after three years. Doncaster has won three consecutive games against Bradford. Five of the last 10 meetings were finished with over 2.5 goals.
Team news and injuries
Bradford City: Timi Odusina, Alex Gilliead, Luke Hendrie, and Abo Eisa are injured.
Doncaster Rovers: Luke Molyneux, Reo Griffiths, Tom Anderson, Ben Close, and Jon Taylor are injured. Lee Tomlin is questionable.
Bradford City vs. Doncaster Rovers Prediction
This is a local, Yorkshire derby between two closest rivals. Bradford has big ambitions this season and they want promotion. Doncaster was relegated from League One but right now they are too far from the top teams in this league.
The stadium will be almost full, the atmosphere fantastic, and it will be great for the host to start the season with three points.
Prediction: Bradford to win.