MIKE HOPPER

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Pre-season Football

August 2019

SEASON'S PREVIEW 2019-20

Last season I correctly suggested that Bradford was a club in disarray and would affect their performance and it did. Now I believe that some stability has been restored and I reckon with an experience manage in place, this is too big club to be sleeping in the bottom tier. I'd expect them to be up there this time round and are worth a wager to return at the first time of asking. The general price of around 7/1 is hardly generous, but it's probably as good as it gets.

In the Premiership, Crystal Palace can be backed at 4/1 to be relegated. Word has it that Manager Hodgson is only a couple of bad results away from the sack (mid-season replacements are invariably messy)and even at this late stage it seems certain that star winger Wilfred Zaha is going to be sold. Either way a figure of around 5/1 covers all the three bottom places.

 

SEASON'S PREVIEW 2018-19
 

I've concentrated my pre-season thoughts on two teams.
 

• I was impressed by the manner Wolves took the Championship by storm and it struck me that their style of hard pressing football would stand them in good stead in the Premier League. I reckon they won't be easy to play against and for that reason the 40/1 on offer in Betfred's Handicap list looks value.
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•Bradford City collapsed badly last season from a top 3 position before Christmas. There were some finaincial problems which new German owners felt obliged to settle before rebuilding in the close season.

There have been a lot of subsequent changes right through the club long with a rookie manager promoted from the youth team. Add to that, a tough looking opening period is not likely to do them any favours.

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