Our prediction for this League 2 match:
All eyes will be on Valley Parade when Bradford City and Forest Green take on each other in the League Two round 39. The Bantams did well to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Scunthorpe United, with the team beating Colchester on the road. Bradford City aim to move closer to the playoffs berth, and given Forest Green’s displays in March, home win should be considered. Andy Cook, who scored the winner against the U’s, is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts.
The Green army, on the other hand, collected only one point in total from the previous three league fixtures. Forest Green suffered a dip in form, and given the importance of Friday’s clash for the Bantams, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home team. Jamaica forward Jamille Matt, who suffered an injury in the 1-0 defeat to Bolton, is unlikely to feature against Bradford City.
Highlighted Player (Anthony O\'Connor):
Born in Cork, the Republic of Ireland on October 25, 1992, Anthony O’Connor is a professional footballer who plays for Bradford City as a defender. His primary position is a centre-back, but he is used as both right-back and defensive midfielder as well.
The Irish footballer is a product of the Blackburn Rovers football academy, but he did not see any game action with the Riversiders at senior level. After ending his loan spells with the likes of Burton Albion, Torquay United, and Plymouth Argyle, Anthony O’Connor signed a permanent deal with the Pilgrims in 2015. At the end of the 2014/2015 season, O’Connor returned to Burton, signing a two-year contract with the Brewers.
In the summer of 2016, he moved to Scotland Premier League club Aberdeen where he scored five goals in 61 league appearances. In June 2018 he joined League Two side Bradford City. It has to be noted that Anthony O’Connor has eight caps with the Republic of Ireland U21 team.
Highlighted Team (Forest Green):
Forest Green are an English club which was founded back in 1889. The Rovers host fellow League Two teams at the New Lawn, the stadium with the capacity of 5,302. Forest Green played their first home league game on October 6, 1889, with the team sharing the spoils with Brimscombe.
Green is the dominant colour of their home kit, and Forest Green footballers wear black shirts and black shorts when playing on the travels. In the 1981/82 season the club won the FA Vase, with the team beating Rainworth Miners Welfare 3-0 in the title game at Wembley Stadium.
It has to noted that town of Nailsworth, where Forest Green are based, is the smallest settlement to ever host a Football League club. In December 2012 the club won a prize for growing a field without using chemicals. cheltenham town are regarded as one of the club’s fiercest rivals.