Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Buoyed by a 2-1 win over Oldham Athletic, Bradford City will be looking to retain their spot in top seven when they take on Stevenage in yet another home fixture. Over the years the Bantams have turned their Valley Parade into a real fortress, and it is no surprise the bookies see them as favourites to win Tuesday’s football game. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Lee Anthony Angol, who scored a brace in the 2-1 win over Oldham.
The Boro, on the other hand, kicked off the new League Two campaign in style, with the team beating both Barrow and Bristol Rovers. Stevenage are eyeing their third consecutive clean sheet of the season, but preventing Bradford City footballers from scoring at Valley Parade is easier said than done. In their last meeting at the venue Bradford City defeated Stevenage 2-1, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
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 (Stevenage):
Based in Hertfordshire, England, Stevenage Borough are a professional club that compete in the League Two. The Boro are well known for their red and white home hit, while dark blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. Stevenage play their home games at Broadhall Way, the stadium which can hold up to 6,722 spectators and they were founded in 1976.
The Boro have won FA Trophy on two occasions (2006/07, 2008/09), with the team clinching the Herts Senior Cup title in the 2008/09 season thanks to a 2-1 win over Cheshunt. Luton are considered one of the club’s biggest rivals and there have always been fireworks in matches between the two sides.
In 2015 fighting broke out between rival fans near to the end of the clash at the Lamex. It has to be noted that Stevenage Borough were founded in 1976 after the bankruptcy of Stevenage Athletic.