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Match Previews


5 December 2017

Match Previews


5 December 2017

Just three days after securing their place in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup, Stuart McCall's Bantams will be looking for more cup progression when they entertain Oldham Athletic in Round Two of the Checkatrade Trophy this Tuesday (5 December 2017).

After finishing top of Northern Group F during the first stage of the competition, McCall's men will take on Oldham on Tuesday evening (kick off 7:30pm) knowing victory will put them into the last sixteen and within three rounds of the Wembley grand final.

Oldham have already made the trip to BD8 once before this season, playing out an entertaining 1-1 draw with the Bantams in the league back in October.

The Latics will travel to Valley Parade with a new face in their ranks this time around, however.

Former Bantams player and manager Paul Jewell, who famously guided City to the Premier League back in 1999, became the new Oldham assistant manager late last month.

Team News

Bradford City
The Bantams are expected to make changes for Tuesday's tie.

A number of players who started Saturday's FA Cup with Plymouth Argyle from the bench - including the likes of Adam Thompson and Omari Patrick - are likely to feature from the start.

Jake Reeves won't be risked after tweaking his groin in the second period of the Plymouth tie at the weekend, while Timothee Dieng (hamstring) is still not quite ready for a return.

Tom Field is also unavailable due to a knee injury picked up in the reserves last week.

Colin Doyle, Alex Jones and Adam Chicksen remain sidelined due to injury.

Oldham Athletic
Like City, Oldham are also set to make changes to their starting XI for the match.

Oldham defender Anthony Gerrard is back in contention after missing Saturday's 2-0 loss at Southend United in the league due to suspension.

Ryan Flynn, Abdelhakim Omrani, Paul Green and Brian Wilson - all of whom started on the bench at Roots Hall at the weekend - could earn starting berths on Tuesday night.

Match ticket information can be found HERE.

Stadium Access
Relevant stadium access information for Tuesday's tie - HERE.

Take a look at how the two teams reached this stage of the competition - HERE.

Match Officials
The full set of confirmed match officials for Tuesday's game - HERE.

Five Things
Ahead of Tuesday's tie, five possible taking points for the game - HERE.

Bantams assistant Kenny Black's thoughts ahead of the match - HERE.

Match Details
Confirmation that tonight's match will go straight to penalties - no extra-time or replay - should the scores be level after 90 minutes. The penalty shoot-out will be conducted using the new 'ABBA' format.

Back the Bantams
City supporters can back the Bantams for success at home to Oldham Athletic in the Checkatrade Trophy with Sky Bet!

Stuart McCall's side are currently priced at 6/5 to defeat Oldham at the Northern Commercials Stadium.

The Bantams are also priced at 15/2 to beat Oldham by a 2-1 scoreline.

Dominic Poleon is available at 9/2 to opening the scoring, while Tyrell Robinson can be backed at 7/2 to score at anytime during the game.

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

Please note, odds are subject to change.

For those unable to get to the Northern Commercials Stadium on Tuesday, City supporters can follow live updates from the Oldham Athletic game via the club's official Facebook and Twitter pages.           

Full audio match commentary of the Oldham 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.

On top of all that, and for the first time ever, domestic iFollow subscribers will be able to WATCH the game LIVE!

City supporters can watch the Oldham game live via iFollow Bantams for only £5.00. Please click HERE to find out more information about obtaining a 'Match Pass' for the Oldham game.

Subscribers to iFollow Bantams 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 Oldham game.
A full subscription to iFollow Bantams is available for only £4.49 per month.
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