Regardless of what Plymouth boss Derek Adams said, I’m not sure what game he was watching, Pompey were well worth a draw at Home Park. In fact, the Blues could, if not should, have secured victory in Devon, which wouldn’t have been unjust, to be honest.
Bradford are a side ripe for the picking. Momentum is with us too, so an away win shouldn’t be unexpected. However, that isn’t to say Pompey have a divine right to rock up and assume the Bantams will roll over and hand us anything, that isn’t how things work, is it?
We have to take it a game at a time, a cliché I know, but victory in Yorkshire would set the Blues up nicely for Charlton – at Fratton Park – and the trip to already-relegated Bury to end April, potentially leaving another final day Fratton showdown against Peterborough to secure a play-off spot?
I’m wary of being overconfident, but I’d be disappointed, dare I say surprised if Pompey left Valley Parade emptied handed against a struggling Bradford side, who I thought were going to be there or thereabouts for a top-six finish themselves.
Confidence, not arrogance, does leave me feeling we’ll prepare for our Fratton return with all three points.
What do you think?
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2017-18 Prediction League – April
Bradford (a) Tuesday 17th April 2018 – click here.
Charlton (h) Saturday 21st April 2018 – click here.
Bury (a) Saturday 28th April 2018 – click here.