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Bradford vs Burton – Spoils to be shared in crunch relegation battle

| 19.04.2011

Tuesday night’s League Two tie could go a long way to deciding whether or not Burton Albion and Bradford City are playing in the football league next season.

At one point Burton had played eight games less than any other League Two side thanks to the cold snap playing havoc with their fixtures, and while they found themselves towards the bottom of League Two, many believed Paul Peschisolido’s side had enough to climb back up the table.

That hasn’t been the case and Burton now find themselves just three points off relegation and Tuesday night’s game is their final game in hand.

Match Odds

Burton are 21/10 to win on Tuesday night and a win would send them level on points with the Yorkshire side and take them six points clear of the relegation zone.

Bradford will have to beat Burton for the first time in their history with one loss and two draws and are 5/4 to do so.

Burton won 3-0 at home earlier in the season but the two ties between the two last season finished 1-1 and the draw is available at 12/5 with the 1-1 draw the favoured result at 11/2.

Total Goals

Burton have scored just 16 goals away from home all season and with Bradford only managing 23 goals in their 20 home games this season the game looks destined to finish under 2.5 goals at 10/11.

Backing the draw at half-time and the draw at full-time could prove profitable at 7/2 and backing Dave Syers to get the opening goal at 7/1 looks a strong bet.

The fans that pack Valley Parade should prepare themselves for a tense and tight affair at the bottom of the table and punters should take advantage of the two sides low scoring form.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.