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BIG MATCH PREVIEW - PETERBOROUGH UNITED (HOME)

3 March 2017

vs PETERBOROUGH UNITED (HOME), Saturday 4 March 2017, Sky Bet League One, Northern Commercials Stadium, kick off 3:00pm

Following Tuesday's entertaining 2-2 home draw with Milton Keynes Dons, Stuart McCall's Bantams return to action this Saturday in Sky Bet League One at the Northern Commercials Stadium against Peterborough United.

The Peterborough match is City's first fixture in March, meaning there is now just two months of the regular season to go.

City's midweek point against MK Dons kept them in fifth place in the League One table, while Peterborough are currently positioned eighth in the division following a 1-0 loss at Millwall.

The Millwall defeat on Tuesday night means Peterborough are sixth points behind McCall's men with both sides having eleven games left to play.

Team News

Bradford City
City winger Mark Marshall will be pushing for a recall after sitting out the last two games with a tight hamstring.

Nicky Law is a slight doubt after picking up a knock in the MK Dons game, while Stephen Darby is expected to miss out due to a nerve problem in his arm.

Reece Webb-Foster (knee) and Matthew Kilgallon (shoulder) remain on City's long-term injury list.

Peterborough United
Posh defender Jack Baldwin will serve out the second of a two-match suspension this weekend.

Midfielders Chris Forrester and Anthony Grant are available to Peterborough boss Grant McCann, however, after both serving recent suspensions of their own.

Attacker Gwion Edwards is expected to miss the next seven weeks with a knee injury.

Peterborough loanee Dominic Ball has returned to parent club Rotherham United this week.

Last Time Out

Tuesday 28 February 2017
Sky Bet League One
Millwall 1 (Gregory pen 54)
Peterborough United 0


PETERBOROUGH UNITED: McGee, Smith (Angol 88), Tafazolli, Bostwick, Hughes, Grant (Forrester 74), Inman, Da Silva Lopes (Mackail-Smith 65), Maddison, Nichols, Taylor

Subs not used: Tyler, Binnon-Williams, Samuelsen, Morias


Peterborough United's expected match colours: BLUE/WHITE/BLUE


Previous Encounters
City came out 1-0 winners from the first encounter between the two sides this season at Peterborough's ABAX Stadium.

Jordy Hiwula's first half winner proved enough to secure the Bantams' first win of the 16/17 campaign last August.

Peterborough have secured victory on their two most recent trips to the Northern Commercials Stadium, however.

Goals from Lee Angol and Chris Forrester in quick succession towards the start of the second half saw Peterborough pick up a 2-0 victory in last season's home encounter.

The Posh were also victorious at Valley Parade towards the start of the 14/15 campaign - Kyle Vassell netting the only goal for a 1-0 Peterborough win.

City's most recent home victory over Peterborough came just four months earlier though. 

A fantastic first half free-kick from Adam Reach, who was loan to City from Middlesbrough at the time, proved enough to claim a 1-0 success for the Bantams on Good Friday 2014.

Stadium Access Details
Stadium access details for supporters ahead of this Saturday's game - HERE.

Head-to-Head
Take a look at the two sides' recent records going into Saturday's match - HERE.

Five Things To Look Out For
Our quick guide to five possible things to look out for this match-day - HERE.

Ticket News
Grab your Peterborough tickets at the pre-match rate! For more information, click HERE.

2017/2018 Season Tickets
Be a part of Team Twenty! 2017/2018 Season Tickets are now on sale! Visit www.teamtwenty.co.uk.

With Season Tickets going on sale this Wednesday (1 March 2017), the Club have already sold over 1,000 tickets as of this Thursday evening!


For this Saturday's (4 March 2017) home match-day with Peterborough United, Season Tickets will be available for sale up to midday (12noon). After this point, they will only be available online on Saturday. 


Supporters wishing to pay by cheque can leave their completed aoplication form(s) and the remittance with the ticket office for completion on Monday. This is to allow ticket office staff to help get fans into the stadium in time for kick off.


Prostate Cancer UK
There will be bucket collectors around the Northern Commercials Stadium this Saturday to help raise money for the EFL's official charity partner, Prostate Cancer UK. City supporters helped to raise the most money out of all the bucket collections held around the 72 EFL clubs last season. Members of the West Bradford Golf Club will also be donating £300.00 to Prostate Cancer UK, with the cheque presentation scheduled to take place in the Club's banqueting area after the game.

Manager's View

Stuart McCall - "We know they have good players within their squad and it will be another challenging fixture, but we are happy with the way we are playing at the moment. We have to concentrate on ourselves and look to turn these one pointers at home into all three points."
Grant McCann - "Bradford don't get beat often at home but we have to go there and try to find a way. We will go there in a positive frame of mind. They try to move you around and open you up - they have players who can hurt you."


Match Official: BRETT HUXTABLE 
Mr Huxtable has officiated thirty games so far this season, his most recent coming in midweek when he took charge of Oldham Athletic's away win at Northampton Town.

This Saturday's game will his first in the middle at the Northern Commercials Stadium having been promoted up from the National League at the start of the season.

Back the Bantams with Sky Bet

City supporters can back Stuart McCall's Bantams with Sky Bet when they entertain Peterborough United at the Northern Commercials Stadium.

 

.11/4 to pick up all three points against the Peterborough at Valley Parade. The draw is currently priced at 7/10McCall's men are available with the EFL's title sponsors at

 

 to score the opening goal.5/1, while Billy Clarke is also currently at 13/2The Bantams can be backed to win 2-0 at


Charlie Wyke is 11/8 to keep up his fine recent run on home soil and score at anytime throughout the match.

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

 

There are as many as 77 different betting options with Sky Bet for Saturday's game.

 

Please note, all odds are subject to change.

 

For those unable to get to the Northern Commercials Stadium on Saturday, City supporters can follow live updates from the Peterborough United fixture via the club's official Facebook and Twitter pages.Coverage              

 

Full audio match commentary of the Peterborough match can be found via Bantams Player HD. Join Pulse 2's Jason Thornton and Chris Cooper 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 Peterborough game.

Bantams Player HD - HERE
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE


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