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PREVIEW: Sky Blues Travel To Valley Parade Tonight

City looking to make it four consecutive wins...

23 October 2018

Factfile
Founded: 1903
Stadium: Valley Parade
Capacity: 25,136
Address: Valley Parade, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 7DY
Pitch Size: 113 x 70 yards
Club Nickname: The Bantams
Year Ground Opened: 1886

 

Famous Game: FA Cup Final 1911

Bradford City faced Newcastle United in front of 69,068 fans at Crystal Palace on 22nd April 1911.

After the game remained goalless, a replay was held just four days later at Old Trafford, where Bradford edged out 1-0 winners.

A goal from inside forward and club captain James Speirs after just 15 minutes was enough to win Bradford what remains their only major honor in the club's history.

Speirs would tragically die during the first world war aged just 31 during the Battle of Passchendaele.

 

Club Legend: Bobby Campbell

Northern Ireland centre forward Bobby Campbell joined The Bantams from Brisbane City in 1979, after spells at Aston Villa, Halifax Town, Huddersfield Town, Sheffield United, Vancouver Whitecaps and Huddersfield Town.

He made over 300 appearances for the club, and became the club's all-time leading goalscorer with a total of 143 goals.

While at Bradford he won promotion from Division Four in the 1981-82 season and the Football League Division Three title in 1984-85.

In 1982, Campbell was included in Northern Ireland's squad for the Fifa World Cup, though he failed to make an appearance.

Other notable former players include Stan Collymore, Stuart McCall, Dean Windass and Ces Podd.

 

Last Six

Draw- Bradford 0-0 Bristol Rovers
Win- AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Bradford
Lost- Bradford 1-2 Sunderland    
Lost- Bradford 1-4 Oldham
Lost- Accrington 3-1 Bradford
Lost- Bradford 0-2 Rochdale

 

Head-to-Head

Sky Blues (W): 7
Draw: 12
Bradford City (W): 11

 

Opposition

Bradford will be looking to end their losing streak when the Sky Blues show up at Valley Parade on Tuesday night.

After losing their last four in all competitions and currently sitting 23rd in the League One table, Bradford will be looking to finally kick start their season and push themselves out the relegation places.

Bradford have the positive record when it comes to the two teams head to head meetings, winning eleven to the Sky Blues seven.

However, the highest figure is the draw record with the two teams being stalemate twelve times. Bradford have won the last two meetings between the two teams, winning both games by two goals, with the score being 3-1 in August 2016 and 2-0 in March 2017.

 

Last Time We Met

The two sides met last on the 11th March 2017, with Bradford running out 2-0 winners.

Striker Alex Jones opened the scoring for the Bantams from a corner with a volley home from close range six minutes into the second half.

Sky Blue Jordy Hiwula, then of Bradford City on loan from Huddersfield Town, scored against his future employers after he fired past Lee Burge from just inside the box.

 

Sky Bet Odds

Despite Bradford winning the last two meetings, the Sky Blues go into the fixture as favourites at 7/5, with Bradford at 9/5.

For the score to be the same as Coventry’s win over Southend of 2-1, the odds are at 9/1. Plus a both teams to score and Coventry win is at 7/2.

 


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