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Tuesday’s EFL Trophy schedule will see Bradford City up against Barnsley.
Our Bradford City v Barnsley tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - along with the latest match odds.
Bradford City will be wanting a better result here after the 4-2 League Two defeat last time out to Notts County.
The only player to score from Bradford City was Jamie Walker (75'). David McGoldrick (5'), Macauley Langstaff (36', 42'), Dan Crowley (45') and Richard Brindley (57' Own goal) scored for Notts County.
Bradford City haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, hitting the target in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They’ve claimed a sum of 8 during that time and have conceded a total of 9. That trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, however.
Since a loss in their previous game against Derby County in League One competition, Barnsley and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
James Collins (35', 63') and Craig Forsyth (48') scored for Derby County.
Throughout their six previous matches, Neill Collins's Barnsley have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 11 times - earning them a goals per game average of 1.83.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 25/04/2015 tells us that Bradford City have won 1 of them & Barnsley 4, with the number of drawn games being 1.
An aggregate of 10 goals were scored between them in these games, with 2 from The Bantams and 8 being from The Tykes. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.67.
The last league game featuring these clubs was League One match day 28 on 12/01/2019 when the final score was Barnsley 3-0 Bradford City.
The match was refereed by Jeremy Simpson.
Team News: Bradford City
The Bradford City manager Graham Alexander will be grateful to have no fitness worries at all ahead of this match owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Barnsley
Due to a fully injury-free group to choose from, the Barnsley boss Neill Collins has no fitness concerns to report coming into this clash.
It seems to us that Barnsley and Bradford City should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw is looking likely to us. We’re therefore expecting a 1-1 draw when all is said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: University of Bradford Stadium (25,136)
Captain: Richard Smallwood
Chairman: Stefan Rupp
Manager: Graham Alexander
Competitions: League Two position 18, EFL Trophy (Group F - North)
🔑 Key Player: Alex Pattison
Usually deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Alex Pattison was born in England. Having made his senior debut playing for Wycombe Wanderers in the 2020 - 2021 season, the dangerous Midfielder has contributed 2 league goals in this League Two 2023 - 2024 season so far in 7 appearances.