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Match Previews


8 September 2017

Match Previews


8 September 2017

Stuart McCall's Bantams travel to the ABAX Stadium this Saturday (9 September 2017) to take on league leaders Peterborough United.

With four wins and a draw from their first five games, The Posh have been the early pace-setters in Sky Bet League One.

Following Peterborough's bright start to the new campaign, manager Grant McCann was recently awarded the Manager of the Month award for August.

After netting six goals in four league games, Posh striker Jack Marriott was also given the Player of the Month award to make it a double celebration for Peterborough.

Despite the size of the task facing City then, McCall's men will go into their encounter with the table-toppers full of confidence after last Saturday's impressive 3-1 home win over Bristol Rovers in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Team News

Peterborough United
The hosts will be able to include summer signing Ricky Miller for the first time this weekend.

Miller, who finished as the National League's top scorer last season with Dover Athletic, missed the start of the campaign due to suspension.

With Player of the Month Marriott and Junior Morias set to continue in attack though, Miller is likely to be named on the bench at the ABAX Stadium.

Fresh from signing a new contract last week, Peterborough's talented play-maker Marcus Maddison is expected to remain in his dangerous attacking midfield role just behind the front two.

Peterborough's preferred formation also usually sees them line up with three at the back, a defensive set-up that normally includes former Bantams trialist Ryan Tafazolli and ex-Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor.

Callum Chettle remains sidelined with a muscle strain.

Bradford City
Back from international duty with Northern Ireland, new loan signing Adam Thompson is expected to be included in City's travelling party for the visit to Peterborough.

Shay McCartan, who was also involved with the Northern Ireland national side recently, will come back into contention as well for the trip to the ABAX Stadium.

Timothee Dieng remains sidelined with a calf problem, however, while Rouven Sattelmaier is still out due to a hamstring injury.

Ahead of this Saturday's encounter, take a look at the two sides' recent records - HERE.

Away Fans' Guide
Some relevant bits of information for those travelling to the ABAX Stadium this Saturday - HERE.

The latest ticket details for this Saturday's match - HERE.

Five Things
Ahead of Saturday's game, take a look at five possible talking points for the weekend - HERE.

Match Officials
Details of this Saturday's set of match officials at the ABAX Stadium - HERE.

Kit Colours
The Bantams will wear their white and claret kit combination at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday - the same arrangement used in the away game at Gillingham last month.

Back the Bantams with Sky Bet!
City supporters can back the Bantams for success this Saturday against Peterborough United with Sky Bet!

McCall's side are currently priced at 13/8 to defeat Posh at the ABAX Stadium.

The Bantams are 17/2 to win 2-1 at Peterborough.

Charlie Wyke available at 4/1 to opening the scoring, while Dominic Poleon can be backed at 2/1 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 the ABAX Stadium on Saturday, City supporters can follow live updates from the Peterborough United game via the club's official Facebook and Twitter pages.           

Full audio match commentary of the Peterborough 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.

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

For the first time ever, iFollow subscribers outside the UK and Ireland will also be able to watch LIVE coverage of the match as it happens!

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 Peterborough game.
iFollow Bantams - HERE
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Twitter - HERE

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