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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: CITY v SALFORD

20 December 2019

The Bantams return to action at the Utilita Energy Stadium tomorrow, hosting Salford City in their final encounter before Christmas. 

Gary Bowyer's look to extend their unbeaten run to four matches in the 3.00pm encounter. 

The visiting Ammies currently sit 14th in the division, with their their first-ever campaign contesting league football. 

We have compiled a Big Match Preview full of in-depth pre-match analysis - ahead of the encounter. 

TEAM NEWS

City: Gary Bowyer could again name an unchanged side from last week's draw at Leyton Orient. 

The City manager admitted his whole squad came through the trip to the Breyer Group Stadium unchanged. 

Harry Pritchard could be pushing for a start, while Hope Akpan could again be in contention. 

WHAT THE MANAGERS SAID

Gary Bowyer: "Salford have a very experienced management duo who I have come across several times.

"Graham Alexander did a great job at Scunthorpe and is an experienced manager with promotion on his CV.

"It is no surprise to see them playing in the EFL, now. They have a great squad of players and owners who are doing a fabulous job."

LAST TIME OUT

Tomorrow's contest will be the first-ever meeting between the two sides, after Salford secured promotion to the EFL for the first time in their history, last season. 

MATCH OFFICIALS
 
Carl Boyeson has been in charge of 14 matches this season, issuing 38 yellow cards and three red. 
 
The East Yorkshire official has taken charge of one Salford clash this season - in October - and took charge od the Bantams' 2-0 victory over Scunthorpe, last December, issuing six yellow cards and one red.
 
Boyeson will be flanked by Billy Smallwood and Helen Edwards, with Matthew Smith appointed fourth official. 
 
MATCH COVERAGE

Supporters unable to make it to the Utilita Energy Stadium tomorrow can follow match action via the club’s official Twitter page.

The live feed will provide minute-by-minute coverage of the clash in addition to updates on other social media outlets such as Facebook and Instagram.

Full audio match commentary is available to iFollow Bantams subscribers, while BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim Steere and Andy Kiwomya will provide live radio commentary at 774 kHz on FM and DAB.

IFollow subscribers can also catch all the reaction with post-match interviews and content, while supporters based outside the UK with a package can even tune into a live video stream!

BACK THE BANTAMS - WITH SKY BET

City supporters can back their team for victory tomorrow with Sky Bet.

Gary Bowyer's men are currently placed as heavy 5/4 favourites to overcome the Ammies. 

Skipper James Vaughan is favourite to break the deadlock, priced at 7/2. 

City fans can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: All odds are subject to change.

KIT COLOURS

City will wear their home strip of claret and amber stripes for the visit of Salford, who will be in their all-blue third kit. 

City: Claret and Amber Stripes / Black with Amber Detail / Black with Amber Detail

Salford: Blue / Blue / Blue


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