WhichBookie racing analyst Will Smith provides a preview and two each-way selections for the sponsored card at Fontwell Park on Wednesday 20th October
Gateshead travel to Horsfall Stadium tonight to face Bradford (Park Avenue) in their opening game of the 2020/21 Vanarama National League North season with Mike Williamson’s side hoping to get their league campaign off to a flying start.
Gateshead head into this match on the back of a defeat to Chorley in the FA Cup second round qualifying on Saturday after a second half own goal from Chorley’s Harvey Smith wasn’t enough to cancel out two first half goals from the home side.
Bradford were also in action in the Cup on Saturday and despite leading 1-0 at half time against Spennymoor Town at home, fell behind to a 3-1 defeat by the final whistle.
The bookies have the Heed as favourites for tonight’s clash with Betfair offering odds of 5/6 for an away win. The best price on Bradford PA is currently with Boylesports at 3/1 and you can back the draw with Bet365 for 5/2.
This fixture was cancelled last season due to the early termination of the league but Gateshead did finish 32 points and 15 places above Bradford in the league with two games in hand. The two sides did meet at Gateshead Stadium last season where Bradford were able to cancel out a first half goal from Gateshead’s O’Donnell – A scoreline which Williamson will hope his team can improve on this time around.
New signings Dan Ward and Romario Vieira are set to be included in the Gateshead squad which will be boosted further by the inclusion of Ruairi Keating who was sent off in their defeat to Chorley but set to serve his suspension against Fylde at the weekend.
A list of popular betting markets and odds from the top bookies for the Bradford PA v Gateshead match can be found below.
|Bradford PA 1-0||12/1||Visit|
|Bradford PA 2-1||13/1||Visit|
|Bradford PA 2-0||21/1||Visit|
|Bradford PA 3-1||33/1||Visit|