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📝 Match Preview: Bradford City (A)

All you need to know ahead of City's trip to Yorkshire

13 November 2020

Exeter City make the trip to the Utilita Energy Stadium on Saturday to face Bradford City in a 3pm kick-off. The Grecians will be looking to extend their fine form which sees them 11 matches unbeaten in all comepetitions.

Both sides return to league action having progressed in the FA Cup last weekend and City boss Matt Taylor expects a tough test against the Yorkshire side, but admits it's a real shame no supporters can be present.

"This is a fixture we always lookout for at the start of the season. It's a real shame that the fans won't be there as it's a great stadium and their supporters are some of the most vocal. Our away fans have always enjoyed travelling there too. 

"We want to be successful this weekend and we know we have to play well."

You can hear Matt's pre-match thoughts here 👇🏻

HOW TO WATCH

The match is available to stream on City's iFollow platform for home and away supporters, with all funds shared 50/50 between the two clubs.

Whilst we would love you to be there, showing your passionate support for the Grecians, you can get the next best thing by purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £10 in the UK. The stream includes the live BBC Radio Devon commentary, score overlay and replays.

To purchase a match pass please click here.

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MATCH DAY COVERAGE

As usual, we’ll have the match covered across our social media channels and we’ll have a post-match interview with manager Matt Taylor and a player as they reflect on the result. 

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BRADFORD CITY'S VIEW

Ahead of the match, manager Stuart McCall had the following to say:

"Exeter are on very good form and have kept most of their group together from when they got to the play-off final last season.

"They are certainly a good footballing team and it promises to be an entertaining game. 

"Both teams have technically good players and can play in a few different systems, so it could be quite open and very competitive. 

"We are up against a good side and we know that. We will make sure it is tough for them."

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THE STADIUM

  • Name: Utilita Energy Stadium
  • Capacity: 25,136
  • Year opened: 1886
  • Address: Valley Parade, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 7DY

The original home of Manningham Rugby Club, Valley Parade was opened nearly twenty years before Bradford City’s formation. Sitting just outside the City Centre, the now sponsored Utilita Energy Stadium is seen as one of the iconic British football grounds.

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BRADFORD CITY'S LAST MATCH

Tonbridge Angels 0 Bradford City 7 | November 7 2020 | Emirates FA Cup

The Bantams avoided an FA Cup upset in style as they thumped National League South side Tonbridge Angels. Billy Clarke scored twice - including a stunning free kick - with the other five goals coming from Anthony O'Connor, Clayton Donaldson, Austin Samuels, Connor Wood and Harry Pritchard. 

PREVIOUS ENCOUNTER

Bradford City 2-0 Exeter City, November 2nd, 2019.

Three players were sent off when goals from Aramide Oteh and James Vaughan saw Bradford prevail. Jake Taylor and Tom Parkes were given their marching orders for The Grecians and Callam Cook saw the same judicial decision from referee Michael Salisbury.

 

 


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