Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Bradford City will be looking to bounce back from a heavy 3-0 loss to Mansfield Town when they host Cheltenham Town at their Northern Commercials Stadium on Matchday 30. The Bantams obviously suffered a dip in form, but they should not be written off just yet as the season is quite long. Since Bradford City are eager to put an end to their five-game winless run in the League Two, we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail in Tuesday’s football match against Cheltenham Town.
The Robins, on the other hand, have been producing fine performances on home soil of late, but they are on a four-game winless run on the road in the League Two. Anyhow, given Bradford City’s current form, we predict that the visitors are going to pick up one point from the midweek fixture.
Highlighted Player (Hope Akpan):
Born in Liverpool, England, on August 14, 1991, Hope Akpan is a professional footballer who plays for Bradford City. Akpan is a product of Everton football academy, but he did not see any game action for the Toffees in the Premier League.
After ending his loan spell with Hull City, Hope Akpan moved to Crawley Town in 2011, where he scored five goals in 47 appearances in the league. The experienced midfielder played for the likes of Reading, Blackburn Rovers, and Burton Albion before signing a deal with Bradford City in 2018. Hope Akpan represents Nigerian at the international level as his parents are Nigerian.
He made his debut with the Super Eagles on October 14, 2014, in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers. His primary position is a central midfielder, but he is used as both defensive and right midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 21 shirt at Bradford City.
Highlighted Team (Cheltenham):
Founded in 1887 by a local teacher Albert Close White, Cheltenham Town are an English club that compete in League Two. The Robins wear white jerseys with red stripes and white shorts when playing at home, while sky blue is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Cheltenham Town clinched the FA Trophy in 1998, with the team defeating Southport 1-0 in the title game. The match was played at Wembley Stadium in front of 26,837 spectators, with John Eaton scoring the only goal of the match. The Robins have won Leamington Hospital Cup, Midland Floodlit Cup, Gloucestershire Senior Cup, Cheltenham League and Gloucestershire Senior Amateur North Challenge Cup as well.
The likes of Gloucester City and Hereford are seen as Cheltenham’s traditional rivals, while, in more recent years, Forest Green Rovers have been the club’s main rivals. A 12-0 win over Chippenham Rovers (November 2, 1935), with the team suffering their biggest defeat against Tydfil (1-10) on March 8, 1952.