Bradford City are almost there, a place in the play-offs a mere formality given that they enjoy a six-point lead over seventh-placed Southend with two games left to play.
This is an extremely important match for both sets of fans. Bradford City will be wanting to secure their place in the play-offs while AFC Wimbledon will look to leapfrog bitter rivals MK Dons in the League One table. Understandable really I suppose.
As far as Bradford are concerned, they are almost there. The Bantams are five points above sixth-placed Millwall as things stand and six above Southend, therefore they are effectively assured of a play-off place. Nevertheless with Bolton Wanderers throwing away points left, right and centre, the chance is there for the sides in the chasing pack to close in on Phil Parkinson’s side and claim the second automatic promotion place.
Bradford aren’t too far away, a five point gap an achievable target if a little unlikely given that just two games remain until the end of the campaign. Nevertheless they will certainly give it their best shot and with this weekend’s hosts going the whole season without suffering a single league defeat at Valley Parade, we don’t fancy the chances of AFC Wimbledon overtaking their arch-rivals MK Dons by securing a win in West Yorkshire.
The Bantams have won their last four home games whilst finding the net five times and conceding just a single goal. This statistic would seem to point us very much toward a home victory and that is exactly where we’ll be heading. The hosts are 8/13 however and this doesn’t make much sense although with Wimbledon failing to register a single goal in their last four League One outings, a win-to-nil for Bradford City is very much at the top of our list.