Johnstone’s Paint Trophy: Bradford vs Barnsley

Bradford vs Barnsley Betting Tip and Predictions. In the 1/16 finals of Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, Bradford take on Barnsley.

Bradford took all three points in the last match in League One after four matches without win and they are looking to repeat their good performance and qualify in the next round. It was their 3rd win in league after 11 matches, while at home ground Bradford won only one game this season. For this match, home side will be without few very important players, especially in defence.

Barnsley lost in the last League One game after three matches without defeat. They have only three points less the top 6 teams and that’s their main goal this season – to finish the season at top 6 and play in the play-off. Visitors have very good attack and they are very effective. In the last 6 matches in all competitions, Barnsley scored on each match at least one goal and they are looking for at least one goal tonight against Bradford.

Bradford vs Barnsley injuries and suspensions

Bradford City will be without few very important players. Rory McArdle (10/0 d), Reece Burke (8/1 d), Lee Evans (7/1 m), James Meredith (10/1 d), Paul Anderson (9/0 m), Filipe Morais (0/0 m), Billy Clarke (2/1 f) and Josh Morris (7/1 m), while their top scorer Devante Cole (7/4 f) and Kyel Reid (1/0 m) are both doubtful.

Barnsley will mis few players due to their international duties. Dan Crowley (8/0 m, England U19s), Simeon Jackson (2/0 f, Canada) and Conor Wilkinson (5/1 f, Ireland U21s) are all joined their national teams and will miss even the next league match against Crewe, while Ryan Williams (1/0 m) is doubtful.

Despite all these absences in both teams, you should know that both managers could make some changes in team and give a chance to one or two younger players.

Bradford vs Barnsley Betting Tip and Predictions

Both teams are with the similar strengths, but I’ll give an advantage to away side, due to many absences in home team.

Bradford vs Barnsley Betting Tip: Barnsley +0.5 Ah @ 1.73 (Bet365)

Note: Match is postponed due to waterlogged pitch.

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