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Bradford City League Two Promotion Odds: Bantams 25/1 to go up, 9/2 to reach play-offs

Bradford City's chances of squeezing into the League Two play-offs are still alive after their late 2-1 win over Barrow on Tuesday night.

The Bantams maintained their stunning end-of-season form with another victory - their fourth in a row - to ensure they can still finish in the top seven in the fourth tier.

The win means they can continue to dream about promotion as they sit ninth, two points behind Barrow in seventh, going into the final day of the season on Saturday.

Bradford still need a lot to go their way but they have momentum on their side and are now 9/2 to reach the play-offs and 25/1 to go up.

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Bantams need help from Stags and Mariners

In order to complete an amazing run to the play-offs, Graham Alexander's side first need a victory at home to out-of-form Newport County. Then they will be keeping their fingers crossed for a defeat for Barrow at home to Mansfield and for Crawley, who are a point above them in eighth, to either draw or lose when they host Grimsby.

It promises to be a dramatic final day in the division with all games kicking off at 15:00 and if those three scenarios unfold, the Bantams will take their place in the play-offs and retain their ultimate aim of returning to League One for the first time since 2019.

It looked like the dream was over on Tuesday night as they were being held 1-1 at Barrow late on after Bobby Pointon had fired them ahead on 29 minutes before Kian Spence's free-kick brought Barrow level. 

However, former Barrow striker Tyler Smith came off the bench to net a 90th-minute winner, extending Bradford's impressive and timely winning run and denting his old side's chances of promotion in the process.

Superb end-of-season form

The dramatic victory came on the back of Saturday's eventful 3-2 success at Walsall - when they came from 2-0 down to win - and was Bradford's fourth in a row after earlier important wins over Salford City and Gillingham.

Alexander's side are 2/5 favourites to make it five victories on the trot when they host Newport, who are 13/2 to win, with County approaching the Valley Parade showdown in awful form having lost their last seven league games.

A home win looks likely on the final day but Bradford are also relying on Mansfield, who are second and already promoted, to get the better of Barrow at Holker Street.

The Stags, who are 15/8 to win, have enjoyed a fine end to the season, with four victories on the spin and are now looking forward to next term in the third tier. 

Barrow and Crawley still in top seven mix

Barrow, who are 6/1 to be promoted and 4/5 for a top-seven finish, must pick themselves up after Tuesday's late heartache and are 11/8 to win on Saturday, while the draw is 12/5.

Crawley are the other side that could still thwart Bradford's play-off hopes and they are 1/1 to finish in the top seven and 10/1 to be promoted ahead of their final-day clash with Grimsby.

The Bantams need the Mariners to get at least a draw against a Crawley side that has not won any of their last four matches, losing against Wrexham and Colchester before draws with Barrow and Sutton United.

Grimsby, who beat Swindon 2-0 last weekend, are 15/4 to win, the draw is 14/5 and Crawley are 7/10.

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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