Bradford frontman Stead 13/2 to strike first FA Cup blow

In-form forward Stead has scored in every FA Cup round so far for Bantams

Bantams striker has scored in every round so far

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Betting Tip: Jon Stead - Bradford vs Reading @ 13/2 with bet365

There’s no denying that Bradford City centre forward Jon Stead has been one of the FA Cup’s most sensational, and consistent stars this season.

The giant-killers have already sunk Premier League sides Chelsea and Sunderland, and now Championship club Reading are on their radar.

One of the surprise packages of the Bantams’ brilliant cup run is Huddersfield Town-owned striker Stead, who has found the net in every round so far. A born and bred Yorkshireman, the 31-year-old will not want to see his side stumble now against their southern competitors.

After grabbing five goals in six FA Cup outings, sharpshooter Stead is joint-top leading marksman, alongside West Bromwich Albion attacker Saido Berahino and Paul Gallagher of now eliminated Preston North End.

The FA Cup top scorer crown could well be Stead’s, if League One club Bradford and their star striker can keep up their unbelievable form, so back the former Sunderland and Derby County danger-man at 23/20 with Betfair to be on target anytime.

So far super Stead has opened the floodgates in two of the battling Bantam’s FA Cup clashes, so is worth a punt with Bet365 at the best market price of 13/2.

Stead will surely be angling for a permanent move to Bradford from hometown club Huddersfield, and helping steer the West Yorkshire club to Wembley could only boost his chances.

The FA Cup star, available at 16/1 to bag a brace or better with Bet365, has also been pulling his weight creatively, by contributing four assists to the brilliant Bantams’ competition cause.

Cup rivals Reading may not be able to handle the hustle and bustle of Bradford’s hard-working players plus the potency of Stead, as the Royals’ rearguard has conceded seven times in their last three games.

The Bantams, meanwhile, will welcome their visitors to the Valley Parade on the back of a League One victory over Crawley Town and will be hoping Stead can channel his FA Cup magic once more.

Betting Tip: Jon Stead - Bradford vs Reading @ 13/2 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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