Rotherham continued their good momentum last weekend, as the side welcomed Portsmouth and managed to fight out very important 1:0 victory on Saturday afternoon. Only goal was scored very late into the match, in first minute of additional time via Mattock.
Overall, the game looked like a balanced once, with the Pompeys also having their good chances created and probably a draw might have been a bit more fair outcome, as the side now continued good momentum having undefeated run of eight matches and standing just two points behind play-off zone placed Charlton, so a victory here remains a must thing for them.
Home side continues to miss forward Jamie Proctor (4/0) and midfielder Darren Potter (16/0).
Bradford, on the other side, comes from a 3:1 defeat away from home against Bristol Rovers last Saturday afternoon in a game where they had more chances to walk away with something than what the final result says.
They even took the lead in 38th minute from the penalty kick taken by Wyke, while the hosts responded in attacking manner and reached the equalizer in 53rd minute via Partington. Just when it looked like the game is going towards a draw outcome, hosts scored from penalty kick in 84th via Lines.
Since then easy for them to be threatening once the guests opened up completely searching for a goal – thuss, the hosts sealed the victory three minutes later via Sercombe. Bradford now has two back to back defeats, standing at fifth position now, with four points more than seventh and out of play-off zone placed Rotherham.
Guests should continue to miss first goalkeeper Colin Doyle (19/0), defenders Jacob Hanson (3/0), Adam Chicksen (10/0) and Ton y McMahon (22/1), as well as midfielder Omari Patrick (14/2) and forward Alex Jones (7/0).
~ Rotherham are undefeated in last eight matches.
There is no doubt for me that the players of Rotherham will seek a victory here, while Bradford also comes here in a moment where they simply need to try to get the three pointer, after three straight defeats in two competitions. It’s something that promises quite open game, as Rotherham anyway prefers more open game style in front of own crowd, similar to what Bradford does on the road with bit less of pressure.
Bet: Over 2.5 goals