Walsall come up against visitors Bradford City at Banks's Stadium in the League Two fixture on Saturday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Walsall v Bradford City game (including the best match odds).
Walsall will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 0-1 League Two defeat in their last game at the hands of Newport County.
Joss Labadie (71') scored for Newport County.
The Saddlers have not been the best at stopping their opponents lately, but they’ve also done enough to hit the back of the net themselves. Over their last 6 matches, The Saddlers have seen their goal breached in 6 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 5 of those matches.
Going into this one, Walsall have not emerged victorious against Bradford City in their last 2 league games.
Bradford City will go into the encounter following on from a 1-0 League Two win with the eclipse of Leyton Orient in their previous game.
The only scorer from Bradford City was Callum Cooke (81').
In their last six outings, Bradford City have amassed a tally of 12 goals. The Bantams have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. Over that period, their defenders have seen 6 goals go against them. We will have to find out whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 26/08/2017 tells us that Walsall have won 1 of these and Bradford City 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
A total of 20 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 8 of them from The Saddlers and 12 coming from The Bantams. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was League Two match day 7 on 20/10/2020 when it ended Bradford City 1-1 Walsall.
The referee was Andy Haines.
Team News: Walsall
Walsall manager Brian Dutton will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash owing to a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Bradford City
With a fully injury-free group available for selection, Bradford City manager Conor Sellars doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
We envisage that Bradford City and Walsall might both not be able to do quite enough to get on the scoresheet here.
There should be little in it, and a draw looks quite a realistic result. We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought 0-0 draw when the full-time whistle blows.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Banks's Stadium (11,300)
Captain: James Clarke
Chairman: Leigh Pomlett
Manager: Brian Dutton
Competitions: League Two position 14
⭐ Star Player: Josh Gordon
Usually taking to the field in the Striker position, Josh Gordon was born in England. Having played his first senior match for Walsall in the 2020 - 2021 season, the skilful Forward has managed 4 league goals in this League Two 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 18 appearances.