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28 February 2014

Our preview of Saturday's game against Bradford...

Bradford City

Sky Bet League 1

Saturday 1st March 2014

Coral Windows Stadium

Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 7DY

Kick-off: 3pm


Weather forecast: 6°c, cloudy


LAST TIME WE MET:



TEAM NEWS:


John Mousinho is touch ‘n’ go for the match after missing the last two games through injury and we believe there are no other major concerns at the time of writing.


For Bradford, Matthew Bates is back in training after missing the last two games through a hip injury and new signing; Aaron McLean is likely to return to the XI after leaving Saturday’s game with a knock.


VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM:


You can watch our full pre-match interview with the gaffer on Boro Player whilst you can read his thoughts here, and Jimmy Smith’s here.



BETTING:


For those of you who like a punt on your team, Boro have been given generous odds of 5/2 to beat the Bantams on Saturday. For Stevenage to nick another 1-0 win, the odds are 8/1 whilst 2-0 is 16/1.


Sign up to Sky Bet through any of the attached links and earn yourself a free £5 bet each week whilst helping the club extra money.


RECENT FORM:


Bradford come into the game on the back of two consecutive wins – both 1-0, at home to Port Vale and then Oldham. 

Both victories will have come as a big relief to everyone at the club as prior to those wins, the Bantams had only won 2 out of 22 games stretching back to early October. 

It’s a remarkable statistic considering Bradford are looking fairly safe in mid-table - a great start to the campaign coupled with plenty of draws keeping the Bantams afloat.


VITAL STATISTICS:


Bradford have the joint most draws (with Bristol City) in the league – 14 compared to Boro’s four. One of the strongest aspects of Bradford’s season has been their defence. Conceding 38 goals in only 32 is better than the majority of teams in the league and their last two wins are a perfect example of this.


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