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10 November 2017

Match Previews


10 November 2017

After two consecutive cup matches, Stuart McCall's Bantams return to action in Sky Bet League One this Saturday (11 November 2017) when Plymouth Argyle travel to the Northern Commercials Stadium.

This Saturday's encounter will be City's first in the league since the end of last month when McCall's men ground out a hard-fought victory away at Portsmouth.

The result kept the Bantams third in the League One table going into the fourth month of the campaign.

Opponents Plymouth will arrive at Valley Parade currently bottom of the division, although they have been in encouraging form of late.

Plymouth are unbeaten in their last four league games - a run which has seen them earn 1-1 draws with Blackburn Rovers and league leaders Shrewsbury Town.

The Pilgrims are also proving difficult to break down at present, with Derek Adams' side only conceding three goals during their four-game unbeaten league run.

Team News

Bradford City
The Bantams are set to welcome back Tony McMahon for this Saturday's game after the right back missed last weekend's Emirates FA Cup win over Chesterfield due to suspension.

After a period off to rest up a troublesome groin problem, Jake Reeves is also likely to come back into contention for a starting berth on Saturday.

Dominic Poleon, who had been sidelined recently with a hamstring problem, proved his fitness in midweek after collecting just over seventy minutes under his belt in the Checkatrade Trophy group match with Rotherham United.

Rouven Sattelmaier also put himself back in the mix by playing the full game against Rotherham on Tuesday night.

The match was the German shot-stopper's first competitive action since he injured his hamstring in late August.

Timothee Dieng is a doubt for this weekend, however, after picking up his own hamstring problem towards the end of the Rotherham match.

Adam Chicksen remains on the sidelines with a thigh injury.

Plymouth Argyle
The Pilgrims will have to do without influential talisman Graham Carey on Saturday because of a one-match ban.

Carey, who has either scored or set-up each of Plymouth's last five league goals, collected his fifth booking of the season during their FA Cup with over Grimsby Town last Saturday. 

The talented playmaker - recently voted League One's Player of the Month for October - actually popped up with the winning strike in the Grimsby tie as well for his fourth goal of the season.

Possible replacements for Carey include Ruben Lameiras, Lionel Ainsworth, Gregg Wylde and Nathan Blissett.

On-loan Norwich City goalkeeper Remi Matthews is set to stay between the sticks for Plymouth on Saturday.

Matthews, who moved to Home Park on an emergency loan last month, is the fifth goalkeeper to play in a competitve match for Plymouth this season due to injuries.

Make sure you grab your adult match tickets at the pre-match rate! Further details HERE.

Stadium Entry Details
Important stadium access information for Saturday's match - HERE.

A look at the two sides' recent records ahead of Saturday's match - HERE.

The Parader
Make sure you grab your copy of 'The Parader' ahead of Saturday's match! Further details HERE.

Match Officials
The full set of match officials for Saturday confirmed HERE.

Win The Shirt Off My Back
City's match-day prize raffle is back for this Saturday. Further details HERE.

Five Things
A look at five possible talking points ahead of Saturday's game - HERE.

Read Stuart McCall's pre-match update - HERE.

Remembrance Weekend
With Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday set for this weekend, the Club would like to respectfully remind supporters that there will be a minute's silence ahead of kick off on Saturday. Stuart McCall's Bantams will also wear Remembrance Poppies on their match-shirts against Plymouth.

Back the Bantams with Sky Bet!
City supporters can back the Bantams for success this Saturday at home to Plymouth Argyle with Sky Bet!

Stuart McCall's side are currently priced at 8/13 to defeat Plymouth at the Northern Commercials Stadium.

The Bantams are also priced at 13/2 to beat Plymouth by a 2-0 scoreline.

Alex Jones is available at 9/2 to opening the scoring, while Paul Taylor can be backed at 13/8 to score at anytime during the game.

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

There is currently 123 separate betting markets open for this game.

Please note, odds are subject to change.

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

Full audio match commentary of the Plymouth 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.

Subscribers of iFollow Bantams will now actually be able to hear post-match interviews from Stuart McCall and his players directly after the game via the extended audio match-day service.

New for this season, iFollow subscribers outside the UK and Ireland will also be able to watch LIVE coverage of the match as it happens!

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

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

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

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