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Match Previews


6 October 2017

Match Previews


6 October 2017

Stuart McCall's Bantams travel to Stadium MK this Saturday (7 October 2017) for their Sky Bet League One fixture with Milton Keynes Dons.

McCall's men will head south to Milton Keynes buoyed by last weekend's win over Doncaster Rovers, although this Saturday's hosts are also in a rich vein of form.

Both sides go into the encounter having won three out of their last four league fixtures.

MK Dons secured a 2-0 victory at Bury last time out - one of three consecutive clean-sheets for Robbie Neilson's side.

After a fairly slow start to the campaign, MK Dons have began to pick up points and climb up the table.

With MK Dons currently just two points outside the play-off spots, Neilson, who is beginning his first full campaign at Stadium MK after originally joining halfway through last season, appears to be putting his own stamp on his squad.

MK Dons have only lost once at home in the league during the 2017/2018 campaign, with the single defeat coming on the opening day at the hands of promotion-chasing Wigan Athletic.

City are yet to taste defeat away from home this season, however, and they will be confident of securing more success at Stadium MK.

Last season's 2-1 away victory at MK Dons was one of three consecutive league victories for the Bantams at MK1.

Team News

Milton Keynes Dons
After resting a number of first team players for the midweek Checkatrade Trophy game with Stevenage, Robbie Neilson is expected to revert back largely to the side that began the win at Bury last Saturday.

Chuks Aneke made his first start in six months in the Stevenage match after a injury-hit spell due to hamstring problems.

Joe Walsh also featured in the game after a recent knee injury.

Aneke and Walsh are likely to be named on the bench for the visit of the Bantams this weekend.

Callum Brittain and Ousseynou Cisse will both miss the game, however, due to international duty.

Dons full back Scott Golbourne, currently on loan from Bristol City, may need to be assessed pre-match after hobbling off towards the end of the Bury victory.

Peter Pawlett is expected to miss out through injury.

Bradford City
Timothee Dieng is expected to be involved in City's squad for the trip to MK Dons after recently returning from a calf injury.

Dieng has missed City's last eight league games with the injury, but he was able to play 45 minutes in a Development Squad friendly in midweek.

Colin Doyle could also feature in the match-day eighteen despite currently being away with the Republic of Ireland national squad.

City are hoping to fly Doyle back into England for Saturday to enable him to be involved at Stadium MK.

If this isn't feasible, however, then Lukas Raeder will be in line to make his Bantams debut in goal.

Shay McCartan is out still with a calf problem - an injury that prevented him from joining up with the Northern Ireland squad this week.

City team-mate Adam Thompson is away currently with Northern Ireland though, while Rouven Sattelmaier remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Ticket Details
Match ticket information for this Saturday's trip to Stadium MK - HERE.

Away Fans' Guide
Relevant match information for those travelling to Stadium MK this Saturday - HERE.

Five Things
A look at some possible talking points ahead of this weekend - HERE.

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

Match Officials
The full details for Saturday's set of match officials - HERE.

Kit Colours
The Bantams are set to wear their claret and navy away strip for the match at Stadium MK.

Back the Bantams with Sky Bet!
City supporters can back the Bantams for success this Saturday away to Milton Keynes Dons with Sky Bet!

Stuart McCall's side are currently priced at 6/4 to defeat MK Dons at Stadium MK.

The Bantams are also priced at 11/1 to beat MK Dons by a 2-0 scoreline.

Alex Jones is available at 6/1 to opening the scoring, while Paul Taylor can be backed at 9/4 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.

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

Full audio match commentary of the MK Dons 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.

The iFollow Bantams match-day commentary service will stay active until 6:00pm after the game on Saturday.

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 MK Dons game.
iFollow Bantams - HERE
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Twitter - HERE

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