Date: 30th April 2018 at 8:50pm
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Let’s put the euphoria of Saturday’s game behind us and concentrate on getting the one more point that will ensure our League 1 safety starting with Bradford tomorrow evening.

I don’t think many of us would want it to go to the final day, would we? I cannot see Oldham, Rochdale and AFC Wimbledon overtaking us on the final day but let’s try and sort this ourselves!

Saddlers Team News

The Saddlers have no fresh injury worries apart from long-term absentees Joe Edwards and Krystian Bielik.

Walsall boss Dean Keates will need to decide whether to keep with the same eleven which won on Saturday.

Bradford Team News

Bradford will be without Kai Bruenker for the match, with the striker set to miss the last two games of the season due to ankle ligament damage. The 23-year-old German is waiting to learn the full extent of the injury he suffered in Saturday’s home defeat to Southend United.

Manager Quotes

“The crowd want to see a reaction and so do I.”

“We’ve obviously had a couple of days extra on Walsall to recover and we’ve got to play with an intensity.”

Simon Grayson, Bradford Manager

“The emotions were sky high after Northampton and we’ve got to bring them back down to earth because we’ve got a massive game at Bradford tomorrow”

“It’s our game in hand and come 10pm on Tuesday, we can be a guaranteed League One football club.”

Dean Keates, Walsall Manager

Bradford Player To Watch – Charlie Wyke

Wyke has scored 16 goals so far this season and chipped in with 8 assists.

Head To Head

Both sides have faced each other 46 times, with Walsall winning 13, Bradford winning 14 and drawing 19 times.

Bradford have lost just one of the last seven league games between these two sides – Won 2, Drawn 4.

The Saddlers have won just once in our last seven league trips to Valley Parade, winning 2-0 in March 2014 thanks to a Craig Westcarr brace.

Bradford have won each of their last two league games on a Tuesday.

The Saddlers have won just once in our last 12 on the road.

Simon Grayson has won three of his four home league matches against Walsall as a manager.

Form (Last 10 games, most recent far right)



Match Officials

Linesmen – David Benton and Paul Thompson
Fourth Official: Alf Greenwood

Vital Walsall Prediction

Bradford 1-1 Walsall