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The League Two fixture at University of Bradford Stadium on Saturday will see home side Bradford City welcoming opponents Harrogate Town.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Bradford City v Harrogate Town can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Bradford City enter this game after a 1-1 League Two drawn game against Grimsby Town.
The only name on the scoresheet from Bradford City was Alex Gilliead (89'). Danny Rose (43') scored for Grimsby Town.
Bradford City have not been in good attacking form of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 vs opposing sides over their last 6 matches. In those games, Bradford City have also seen the number of goals against them total 6. That sort of trend might not follow through into this match, however.
After a loss in their previous game against Gillingham in League Two competition, Harrogate Town and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Shaun Williams (95') scored for Gillingham.
The stats don’t lie, and Harrogate Town have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 13 goals overall. At the back, Harrogate Town can certainly do much better.
Going into this one, Harrogate Town have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 12/10/2020 shows us that Bradford City have won 2 of these games & Harrogate Town 4, with the number of drawn games being 0.
A total of 14 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 5 of them from The Bantams and 9 coming from The Town. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The last league encounter featuring these sides was League Two match day 24 on 29/12/2022 which ended up with the score at Bradford City 1-0 Harrogate Town.
The referee was Ross Joyce.
Team News: Bradford City
The Bradford City boss Mark Hughes will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash owing to a completely healthy group available to choose from.
We think that The Bantams may well employ a 4-3-3 system and select Daniel Bachmann, Jeremy Ngakia, Ryan Porteous, Wesley Hoedt, Ken Sema, Imran Louza, Francisco Sierralta, Tom Dele-Bashiru, Tom Ince, Matheus Martins and Mileta Rajovic.
Team News: Harrogate Town
Due to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver has no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game.
There’s a good chance that The Town might play in a 4-2-3-1 system using John Ruddy, Cody Drameh, Dion Sanderson, Kevin Long, Lee Buchanan, Ivan Sunjic, Krystian Bielik, Koji Miyoshi, Jay Stansfield, Keshi Anderson and Scott Hogan.
In our opinion, Bradford City certainly have the ability to score more than once when they line up against Harrogate Town, who won’t find it easy to score themselves.
Our selection here is for a controlled 2-0 victory for Bradford City at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: University of Bradford Stadium (25,136)
Captain: Richard Smallwood
Chairman: Stefan Rupp
Manager: Mark Hughes
Competitions: League Two position 16, EFL Cup (Third Round), EFL Trophy (Group F - North)
⭐ Star Player: Alex Pattison
Mostly played 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 talented Midfielder has hit 2 league goals in the League Two 2023 - 2024 season to date in 5 appearances.