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League One preview and odds: Bradford City vs. Crewe Alexandra

Published on: 12/11/2015

League One preview and odds: Bradford City vs. Crewe Alexandra

November 14, 2015 15:00pm - Valley Parade

League One

The league’s bottom team will take on one of the in-form table climbers on Saturday afternoon when desperate Crewe Alexandra travel to Valley Parade to take on promotion hopefuls Bradford City in a League One clash.

Bradford on the rise

Bradford are in confident mood after going six games without defeat in the league and picking up 14 points in the process. Before their current run, they had won just two of their previous 10 games. In their most recent competitive encounter, they played out a 0-0 draw away to National League side Aldershot.

The Bantams are the only team in the top 10 with a negative goal difference and in that same group, only Burton Albion have scored less goals. They are currently on a three game unbeaten streak at home having beaten Blackpool and Bury, and drawn against Wigan.

Rock-bottom Crewe

Crewe are bottom of the league thanks to inferior goal difference to 23rd-ranked Swindon. They followed up a recent home win against promotion hopefuls Sheffield United by getting dumped out of the FA Cup by National League side Eastleigh. In total, the Railwaymen have won just three games all season and look destined to be embroiled in a relegation fight in the New Year.

The positive new for Steve Davis’ team is that they are actually better away from home, having lost just one of their last five games on the road in the league. That defeat cam last time out against fellow strugglers Blackpool.

Team news

Bradford defender James Meredith is currently on international duty with Australia and will be missing at the weekend.

Meanwhile, Crewe will be without David Fox, forward Brad Inman and Captain Harry Davis, while midfielder Billy Bingham remains a doubt.

Recent form (League)

Bradford: WDDWW

Crewe Alexandra: WLDLW

Betting odds and tips

Bradford are clear favourites with the bookies but Crewe could spring a surprise. With two draws and two wins in their last five road trips, the Crewe-Draw Double Chance looks good at 2/1 with Bet365.

Published on: 12/11/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (12/11/2015 16:34:44) but are subject to change.