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Match Previews


18 December 2020

City return to the Utilita Energy Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3.00pm) - hosting Cambridge United in Sky Bet League Two.

Mark Bonner’s team have won two of their last three matches in all competitions and sit sixth in the table.

A managerless City side put in a spirited performance away at Crawley Town on Tuesday and will be looking to build with another positive showing this weekend.

We have created this Big Match Preview to take you through everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s encounter. 


Supporters will be able to catch every minute of the game LIVE as part of their 'City For All' 2020/21 season ticket. 

Non season-ticket holders can also stream the action by purchasing an iFollow video match pass. 

The pass - available for £10 - will ensure supporters do not miss a minute of the action, with build-up beginning from 2.00pm.

For a step-by-step guide on how to purchase an iFollow video match pass for the fixture, please CLICK HERE. 

To purchase an iFollow video match pass, please CLICK HERE.


City: The Bantams will once again be without Bryce Hosannah who limped off of last Saturday;s defeat to Oldham Athletic. 

Callum Cooke is fit to start though, having recovered from a dead leg at Crawley. 

Injured trio Billy Clarke, Gareth Evans and Kurtis Guthrie are all still doubts. 


Cambridge United scored two late goals to beat the Bantams 2-1 at the Abbey Stadium in Sky Bet League Two last season.

Saturday February 15

Sky Bet League Two

CITY: Richard O’Donnell; Adam Henley, Anthony O’Connor, Ben Richards-Everton, Connor Wood; Dylan Mottley-Henry, Jake Reeves, Hope Akpan (Harry Pritchard 79', booked 90+5'), Glenn Middleton (Dylan Connolly 70'); Lee Novak, Shay McCartan (Paudie O’Connor 66'). Subs (not used): Luke McGee (GK), Chris Taylor, Zeli Ismail, Clayton Donaldson.

GOALS: Reeves (17'). 

CAMBRIDGE: Callum Burton; Kyle Knoyle (Idris El Mizouni 81'), Greg Taylor (c), Harry Darling, Harrison Dunk; Leon Davies, Paul Lewis, Liam O’Neil (Samir Carruthers 72'), George Maris; Paul Mullin, Victor Adeboyejo (Harvey Knibbs 72'). Subs (not used): Dimitar Mitov (GK), George Taft, Andrew Dallas, Reggie Lambe.

GOALS: Darling (84'), Knibbs (90+1'). 

ATTENDANCE: 4,541 (801 visitors).

REFEREE: Nicholas Kinseley (Essex).


Christopher Sarginson has officiated 15 matches this season - handing out 37 yellow cards and three penalties.  

The Staffordshire-based official is one of the more experienced referees in the EFL - officiating over 400 matches across the three divisions - but is yet to take charge of a City game so far this campaign.

Sarginson will be assisted by Declan Ford and Lisa Rashid, with Anthony Moore the fourth official for Saturday’s contest


Supporters can back the Bantams for victory tomorrow with Sky Bet.

City to win and both teams to score is available at 11/2, with Clayton Donaldson or Lee Novak to open the scoring both available at 9/2.

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: All odds are subject to change. Please gamble responsibly.


City will be in their claret and amber home strip tomorrow afternoon, with the U’s in their blue away colours. 

City: Claret and Amber / Black / Black

Cambridge: Navy and Blue / Blue / Blue and Navy

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