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BIG MATCH PREVIEW - OXFORD UNITED (AWAY)

12 September 2017

Following Saturday's impressive win at Peterborough United, Stuart McCall's Bantams face another challenging away match this Tuesday (12 September 2017) evening at Oxford United.

Like City, Oxford were also successful in their Sky Bet League One fixture at the weekend, defeating Gillingham 3-0 at the Kassam Stadium.

The victory was Oxford's third league win out of their first six games under new coach Pep Clotet, who took charge at Grenoble Road over the summer following the departure of Michael Appleton to Leicester City.

The Bantams, of course, made three journeys to Oxford last season, including two trips for the rearranged Checkatrade Trophy quarter-final tie.

Team News

Oxford United
United boss Pep Clotet is expected to be without Christian Ribeiro and Jonathan Obika after the pair picked up injuries at the weekend.

Ribeiro was forced to pull out of the warm-up ahead of Saturday's win over Gillingham after feeling a twinge in his knee.

Obika started the Gillingham game but limped off in the second period.

Canice Carroll is expected to continue in defence after replacing Ribeiro in Oxford's back four at the weekend.

Clotet is likely to choose between either Gino van Kessel or former Bantams loanee Wes Thomas to replace in Obika in attack.

Recent signing Agon Mehmeti could be on the bench for the first time.

Former Newcastle defender Mike Williamson was on the bench for the Gillingham game after missing part of the week leading up to the match due to the birth of his child.

Williamson could remain on the bench for this Tuesday's game after his replacement, John Mousinho, helped Oxford to a clean-sheet in the Gillingham victory.

Bradford City
In at attempt to freshen things up and keep energy levels high, Stuart McCall has hinted pre-match that he could make changes to his side for City's second away game in just four days.

Attacking trio Shay McCartan, Alex Jones and Omari Patrick will all be looking for a starting berth at the Kassam Stadium.

Paul Taylor and Daniel Devine are also options for McCall should he wish to tweak with his set-up for the visit to Oxford.

McCall will definitely be forced into at least one change at Oxford due to Adam Chicksen's red card late on during Saturday's win at Peterborough.

With Chicksen unavailable, either Adam Thompson or Tom Field will be expected to come into the side.

Timothee Dieng (calf) and Rouven Sattelmaier (hamstring) remain sidelined.

Away Fans' Guide
A look at some relevant match-day information for those travelling to the Kassam Stadium this Tuesday - HERE.

Ticket Details
The latest ticket details for this Tuesday's game - HERE.

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

Match Officials
Details of the full set of match officials for Tuesday's game - HERE.

Kit Colours
The Bantams will wear their claret and amber home kit for the match at Oxford this Tuesday.

Back the Bantams with Sky Bet!
City supporters can back the Bantams for success this Tuesday against Oxford United with Sky Bet!

McCall's side are currently priced at 19/10 to defeat The U's at the Kassam Stadium.

The Bantams are 9/1 to win 2-1 at Oxford.

Shay McCartan is also available at 9/1 to opening the scoring, while Omari Patrick can be backed at 3/1 to score at anytime during the game.

Fans can place their bets now with Sky Bet by clicking HERE.

There is currently 71 separate betting markets open for this game.

Please note, odds are subject to change.

Coverage
For those unable to get to the Kassam Stadium on Tuesday, City supporters can follow live updates from the Oxford United game via the club's official Facebook and Twitter pages.           

Full audio match commentary of the Oxford match can be found via iFollow Bantams.

Keep up to date with BBC Radio Leeds' Tim Steere for match action and reaction from the game.

Post-match interviews from Stuart McCall and his players, plus extended match highlights over the coming days, is also available via iFollow.

For the first time ever, iFollow subscribers outside the UK and Ireland will also be able to watch LIVE coverage of the match as it happens!

On top of all that, iFollow subscribers can get interviews, action, previous encounters and highlights as well in the build up to Tuesday's match.

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

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