Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Valley Parade will host League Two opener between Bradford City and Colchester United. Bradford aim to build on the EFL Cup win over Bolton, but, unlike last season, the Bantams are not listed among the favourites to secure automatic promotion to League One this time out. A man to watch in the home team will be experienced attacker Lee Novak, who joined the club from Scunthorpe United last term.
Colchester United, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Reading in their EFL Cup opener. Seeing that over the years Bradford City have turned their Valley Parade into a real fortress, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the match. In their last meeting at the venue Colchester emerged triumphant, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.