Two teams who finished their seasons in fine form meet at Valley Parade as Bradford City host Millwall in the first leg of their League One play-off semi-final.
The Bantams come into this clash with momentum following three straight wins, including a 4-0 thrashing of the team who finished third, Walsall, while the Lions can better that with a run of four successive victories, eventually finishing one point above their opponents on Sunday in the standings.
City don’t have the best of records against the visitors from the Den though – they have won just two of the last 10 league meetings between the two teams, one of which came at the end of March, when Steven Davies’ goal proved to be the difference between the two sides.
If you are looking for a play-off fixture with guaranteed goals, you may have to look elsewhere as the corresponding fixture in the capital ended goalless back in October, and we could be set for another close encounter in west Yorkshire.
The omens are good for Neil Harris’ side though – in each of their last two play-off campaigns they have reached the final,
For the hosts, striker Billy Clarke is a doubt after having surgery on a fractured cheekbone, James Hanson could feature despite not training this week because of a calf problem, and Steve Davies returns following a three-match suspension.
Millwall will be without Mahlon Romeo after he was shown a straight red card in the 2-1 win against Gillingham last weekend, while the Lions are hopeful that top goalscorer Lee Gregory is fit to start after he made a goalscoring return against the Gills from the bench.
League Position: Bradford – 5th (80 pts); Millwall – 4th (81 pts)
Previous Meeting: Bradford 1-0 Millwall (March 26, 2016)
Form: Bradford – WDLWWW; Millwall – WLWWWW
Key Men: Bradford – James Hanson; Millwall – Lee Gregory
Shoot Says: Bradford 1-1 Millwall