League One play-offs semis tips
FootyOn writers give League One play-offs semis tips for the second leg matches, Fleetwood Town v Bradford City and Scunthorpe United v Millwall.
The Bantams were the only team to score on Thursday, beating Uwe Rosler’s Trawlermen 1-0 at home in a dominant display, while the The Iron and Lions were held to a goalless draw in London.
Ahead of the second legs, read on for our League One play-offs semis tips…
All markets below are in 90 minutes.
Fleetwood Town v Bradford City
Live on Sunday, at 18:30 BST on Sky Sports 3.
Second leg is a draw
With a 1-0 lead, thanks to Rory McArdle’s 77th minute effort, Bradford are on the front foot and simply need to avoid defeat at Fleetwood’s 5000-capacity Highbury Stadium.
Stuart McCall’s Bantams lost 2-1 here earlier this season, which would see them go to extra-time as the away goals rule doesn’t apply.
But after such dominance in the first leg, where they 65 per cent of possession and 25 shots to Fleetwood’s seven, back them to get a result.
At 12/5 with betway, a share of the spoils in normal time looks very enticing.
Highest scoring half is second-half
In nine total meetings, these two teams have scored 23 times between them.
Nine of them have come in the first half, with 13 in the second.
Bradford’s sole goal of the first leg also came after the break, so back the second to be the highest scoring half again at 23/10 with betway.
Scunthorpe United v Millwall
Live on Sunday, at 18:30 BST on Sky Sports 1.
Scunthorpe to win in 90 mins
North Lincolnshire outfit Scunthorpe did well to get a draw at the Lions’ Den, and will fancy their chances of defeating them back home.
Millwall did win 3-1 the time before in London on April Fools’ Day, but Scunthorpe were 3-0 victors the last time they duelled at Glanford Park.
Being on a run of five straight wins prior to their semi-final first leg makes The Iron’s price of 13/8 with Sky Bet just to triumph inside 90 minutes look very tasty.
Total match goals over 2.5
Last year’s League One play-off final losers (to Barnsley), The Lions, will not go down without a fight, though, so expect goals in this match.
Although the first leg was a goalless draw, their previous two duels this season ended 3-1 and 3-0 – as mentioned above.
Therefore, why not take the odds-against price of 11/10 with Paddy Power for there to be over 2.5 goals in normal time again?