Notts County welcome Bradford City to Meadow Lane for a League Two fixture on Saturday with both teams looking to snap out of difficult spells. Notts County have fared better than their visitors, particularly at home and will be confident of claiming the upper hand here.
Notts County are coming off a 1-0 defeat at Crewe Alexandra in their previous League Two fixture. There was little to separate both teams throughout the encounter which appeared to be headed for a stalemate until Crewe netted the winner deep into injury time.
Conceding such a late winner will be disappointing to manager Luke Williams but the result is in keeping with their recent form. Notts County have picked up just one win in their last four matches across all competitions, although they remain in the mix for the playoffs.
One positive for Notts County in the midst of their recent travel slump is that they have remained solid at Meadow Lane. They have won two of their last three home matches, claiming a 3-2 victory over Crawley Town in their previous fixture in front of their fans.
Bradford City are also coming off a defeat as they were beaten 2-1 at home by Barrow last time out in League Two. They were level at the break after Tyler Smith cancelled the visitors’ opener but went on to concede the winner midway through the second half.
Like Notts County, Bradford City have also found things difficult, although there has been going on for longer. They have been wallowing in the bottom half of the standings and head into Saturday’s clash off the back of three straight League Two defeats.
One of the problems for Bradford City this season is an erratic record on their travels. Graham Alexander’s men have lost three of their four League Two away matches, suffering a 2-1 defeat at Sutton United in their previous fixture on the road.
Notts County have the upper hand among the bookies with a home win priced at 19/20 by Ladbrokes. A victory for Bradford City is valued at 3/1 by bet365 while William Hill is offering odds of 14/5 for a draw.
Bradford City have an 11-10 edge with nine draws from 30 previous against Notts County. The last meeting between both teams was a League One clash in 2015 which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Macauley Langstaff has been the standout player for Notts County this season with 11 goals in 17 League Two appearances. The forward has also found the net four times in the last five home matches and is priced at 7/5 by Paddy Power to maintain his scoring run.
Bradford City also have some attacking quality of their own with Andrew Cook looking to add to his six League Two goals this season. The attacker also has two goals in his last four away matches and is priced at 23/10 by Paddy Power to find the net on Saturday.
Notts County saw over 3.5 goals in their previous home fixture and a repeat is priced at 8/5 by BetVictor. There were second half goals for both teams in that fixture and a similar pattern is valued at 7/4 by BoyleSports.
Notts County have scored in both halves in two of their last three home matches and a similar outcome is valued at 13/8 with bet365.
This English League Two match between Notts County and Bradford City will be played on
Nov 18, 2023 and kick off at 12:30. Check below for our tipsters best Notts County vs Bradford City prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.