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21 December 2017

Stuart McCall's Bantams travel to AFC Wimbledon this Saturday (23 December 2017) in their final Sky Bet League One fixture before Christmas Day.

Ahead of the game at Wimbledon's Cherry Red Records Stadium, let's take a look at five possible talking points this weekend...

1. Let the festive period begin!
Saturday's trip to AFC Wimbledon will kick off a period of four games in just ten days for the Bantams during the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Can McCall's men make it a fabulous festive season with a haul of points over the coming days?

2. Halfway point reached
Not only will this Saturday's game mark the start of the festive period, it is also officially the halfway point of City's league campaign. AFC Wimbledon are the only team the Bantams have yet to play in League One so far this season, with Saturday's encounter City's twenty-third fixture in a forty-six game league campaign. McCall's men had thirty seven points after twenty two games last season, with City currently five points ahead of that tally this time around.

3. Looking for some pre-Christmas cheer
The Bantams' away match at AFC Wimbledon comes just two days before Christmas Day itself. City haven't played this close to the big day since 2006 when they drew 0-0 at Yeovil Town. 

4. Incredible away form - can it continue?
The Bantams go into Saturday's game having won three consecutive league games and their four most recent away fixtures. City's four scalps on the road have come at Portsmouth, Wigan Athletic, Shrewsbury Town and Southend United - all sides with impressive home records so far this season. City battled their way to an entertaining 3-2 victory at AFC Wimbledon last season - can the Bantams secure another three-point haul at the Cherry Red Records Stadium this time around as well?

5. Wimbledon return for Bantams duo
If selected, City pair Jake Reeves and Dominic Poleon will be in line to make their first return to Wimbledon after leaving the Cherry Red Records Stadium for the Bantams over the summer. Reeves actually played for Wimbledon on City's last visit to the Dons, with the midfielder winning a second half penalty for the hosts. Perhaps unknown to some City supporters, Charlie Wyke also actually had a spell with AFC Wimbledon as well earlier in his career. Wyke featured for the Dons on loan from Middlesbrough back in 2014.

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