Port Vale saw their League Two title chances increase after beating Bradford City at Valley Parade, a win that ended the Bantams’ 100 % home record. Elsewhere, Gillingham slipped up at home against Rochdale, while Fleetwood Town and Rotherham United both won to see their title odds cut.
Tom Pope scored his fourth goal in three games against Bradford to earn Port Vale a 1-0 victory, a result which closed the gap on leaders Gillingham to three points after they were beaten 2-1 at Priestfield.
Pope is now the league’s top scorer with nine goals and has been key to Vale’s early-season success under the guidance of experienced manager Micky Adams.
Prior to kick-off at Bradford, Vale were priced at 12/1 for the League Two title. They are now available at 10/1 to finish first, which makes them fourth favourites to win the league. Bradford, who are still in sixth position, are priced at 12/1 to lift the trophy, having previously been priced at 11/1.
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Gillingham’s odds for league title success have drifted to 4/1 from 7/2, while Rochdale saw their odds for finishing first cut vastly, from 33/1 to 25/1, after moving up into seventh position with their shock win over the Gills.
Wins for pre-season favourites Fleetwood and Rotherham saw both continue their steady starts to the campaign. Fleetwood beat bottom club Barnet 2-1 and the Millers defeated Oxford 3-1 at home, which saw both clubs move to 9/2 to win the league title. Prior to kick-off, the teams were both priced at 5/1 and they still cannot be separated by the bwin bookies after this latest round of fixtures.
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