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BIG MATCH PREVIEW - CHARLTON ATHLETIC (AWAY)

14 March 2017

vs CHARLTON ATHLETIC (AWAY), Tuesday 14 March 2017, Sky Bet League One, The Valley, Kick Off: 7.45pm

The Bantams travel to the capital this Tuesday for their Sky Bet League One fixture with Charlton Athletic at The Valley.

Stuart McCall's men head into the game on the back of three wins and a draw from their last four matches, although Charlton will prove a stern test of City's credentials.

Having collected four points from their last two matches - both of which have been on home soil - Karl Robinson's Addicks look keen to end their 2016/2017 campaign on a high note.

One of the pre-season favourites, Charlton appear set to finish the league season in mid-table but they still have the quality within their squad to trouble any side in the division.

With McCall's Bantams clearly bang in form, however, City will be looking to continue their fine recent run of results on their first visit to The Valley in over sixteen years.

Team News

Charlton Athletic
Addicks defender Erzi Konsa looks set to miss the visit of the Bantams after going off injured during Saturday's 1-1 home draw with Walsall.

Norwegian midfielder Fredrik Ulvestad could be asked to fill in at centre back after moving back into defence following Konsa's injury at the weekend.

Centre half Jason Pearce, who injured his groin in the first meeting between City and Charlton back in December, made his return in an U23s match against AFC Wimbledon on Monday.

This Tuesday's game is expected to come slightly too soon, however, for the former Portsmouth and Wigan Athletic defender.

Joe Aribo is a doubt for Tuesday night due to a groin problem.

Chris Solly and Jordan Botaka have both been sidelined recently with calf injuries. Josh Magennis missed the Walsall match after injuring his hamstring in the recent home win over Scunthorpe United.

Jake Forster-Caskey is making progress from an ankle problem.

Bradford City
Bantams winger Alex Gilliead is ruled out for this Tuesday's trip to Charlton after damaging his hamstring in the win over Coventry City at the weekend.

Alex Jones suffered a dead leg in the same game, with City boss Stuart McCall conceding that the forward, who has netted three goals in his last four games, is '50-50' for the Charlton match.

Nicky Law is definitely sidelined with the same knee problem that has kept him out of City's last two games.


Last Time Out

Sky Bet League One
Saturday 11 March 2017
Charlton Athletic 1 (Watt 61)
Walsall 1 (Jackson 44)

CHARLTON ATHLETIC: Rudd, Page (Novak 57), Teixeira, Konsa (Jackson 50), Chicksen, Byrne, Ulvestad, Crofts, Aribo, Holmes, Watt (Ahearne-Grant 89)

Subs not used: Phillips, Hanlan, Dijksteel, Dasilva


Previous Encounters
City's last trip to The Valley came back in November 2000 when both sides were in the Premier League. 

Early goals from Jonatan Johansson and Graham Stuart earned Charlton a 2-0 win, with Bantams boss Stuart McCall unfortunately being dismissed for a second bookable offence in the ninetieth minute.

The Bantams' most recent success at Charlton also came via a 2-0 scoreline.

With Mark Schwarzer and Chris Waddle in their line up, City, led by Chris Kamara at the time, picked up the away win back in November 1996.


Tickets
City supporters can pay on the day at Charlton this Tuesday.

Tickets for this fixture are now no longer on sale from the ticket office at the Northern Commercials Stadium.

Kick off at The Valley is scheduled for 7:45pm.

Admission prices are:


Adults - £20.00

Seniors (65 and over) - £16.00

Under 21s - £16.00

Students - £10.00

Under 18s - £10.00

Under 11s - £5.00

 

Disabled Fans

 

Charlton offer away supporters the following price categories:


Ambulant Disabled Adults - £17.00

Ambulant Disabled Seniors - £13.00

Ambulant Disabled U21s - £13.00

Ambulant Disabled U18s - £10.00

Ambulant Disabled Students - £10.00

Ambulant Disabled U11s - £5.00

 

All of the above categories are eligible for a free carer subject to the individual receiving DLA or PIP at the high or mid level.

 

Wheelchair Adults - £17.00

Wheelchair Seniors - £13.00

Wheelchair U21s - £13.00

Wheelchair Students - £10.00

Wheelchair U18s - £10.00

Wheelchair U11s - £5.00

 

Once more, supporters within the categories above are entitled to a free carer subject to receiving the same DLA PIP entitlement.



City's expected kit colours - BLACK/AMBER/AMBER


Away Fans' Guide
A guide for travelling City supporters going to The Valley this Tuesday evening - HERE.

Head-to-Head
Look at the two sides' recent records - HERE.

Five Things
Five possible things to look out for at The Valley this Tuesday - HERE.


Manager's View

Karl Robinson: “They (Bradford) are a very strong unit, very disciplined with a lot of talent in the team. They can switch from a diamond to a 4-4-2. They’ve got some players that can hurt you and they’re very difficult to break down as their record proves.”

Stuart McCall: "I think a lot of people tipped Charlton to have a good season this year, their league position certainly doesn't reflect the quality they have within their squad. We will be wary of their strengths but, as always, keen to focus mainly on ourselves. We have some good momentum at the moment - it is all about finding a way to win at this stage of the season."


Match Official: JAMES LININGTON
Mr Linington has taken charge of twenty-seven games so far this season, mainly in the Championship.

The last City game he officiated came back in September 2013 when the Bantams defeated Shrewsbury Town 2-1 at Valley Parade.


Back the Bantams with Sky Bet

City supporters can back Stuart McCall's Bantams with Sky Bet when they travel to Charlton Athletic on Tuesday.

 

.11/5 to pick up all three points against the Addicks at The Valley. The draw is currently priced at 13/10McCall's men are available with the EFL's title sponsors at 

 

 to score the opening goal.12/1, while Mark Marshall is also currently at 9/1The Bantams can be backed to win 2-0 at


Following his goal at Coventry City at the weekend, Jordy Hiwula is 9/4 to score at anytime throughout the match.

.www.skybet.com City fans can place their bets for the Charlton fixture by clicking on the following link - 

 

There are as many as 71 different betting options with Sky Bet for Tuesday's game.

 

Please note, all odds are subject to change.

 

For those unable to get to The Valley on Tuesday, City supporters can follow live updates from the Charlton Athletic fixture via the club's official Facebook and Twitter pages.Coverage              

 

Full audio match commentary of the Charlton match can be found via Bantams Player HD. Join Pulse 2's Jason Thornton and Jon Francis for match action and reaction from the game.

 

Bantams Player HD is also the place for post-match interviews from McCall and his players, plus extended match highlights over the coming days.


Supporters can subscribe to Bantams Player HD for as little as £4.49 per month.


The official website, Twitter and Facebook pages will also have post-match reaction from the City camp following the Charlton game.

Bantams Player HD - HERE
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE


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