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19 October 2020

The Bantams are back at home in Sky Bet League Two tomorrow evening with a 7.45pm meeting with Walsall. 

Stuart McCall will be looking for a second-consecutive victory after his side overcame Mansfield Town 3-1 on Saturday. 

Walsall look to maintain their unbeated start to the season while working their way up from 10th place in the table. 

We have compiled a Big Match Preview full of everything you need to know ahead of the encounter. 


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

For details on how to redeem your code and watch all the action, please view our step-by-step video guide, by CLICKING HERE

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 7.00pm.

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: Paudie O’Connor is back available for selection after serving a three-match suspension. 

Stuart McCall is still expected to be without the services of Zeli Ismail and Gareth Evans, who have been suffering with hamstring injuries. 

However, both Levi Sutton and Reece Staunton could come back into the squad after missing Saturday's victory at Mansfield Town.


City’s last meeting with Walsall came in September last year, with Gary Bowyer’s side coming away from the West Midlands with all three points after a Liam Kinsella own goal. 

Walsall 0

Bradford City 1 (Kinsella 83’ OG)

Sky Bet League Two

Saturday 14 September 2019

Attendance: 4,649 (621 visitors)

Referee: Anthony Backhouse

CITY: Richard O’Donnell; Kelvin Mellor (yellow 28’), Paudie O’Connor, Ben Richards-Everton, Connor Wood; Dylan Connolly (Shay McCartan 65’), Daniel Devine (Callum Cooke 63’), Matt Palmer, Harry Pritchard; James Vaughan (c) (penalty missed 76’), Clayton Donaldson. Subs (not used): Sam Hornby (GK), Anthony O’Connor, Jermaine Anderson, Adam Henley, Aramide Oteh.

WALSALL: Liam Roberts; Dan Scarr, James Clarke (c), Gary Liddle, Zak Jules (yellow 11’) (Callum Cockerill-Mollett 56’); Rory Holden (James Hardy 63’), Danny Guthrie, Liam Kinsella, Stuart Sinclair; Rory Gaffney, Caolan Lavery (Josh Gordon 78’). Subs (not used): Jack Rose (GK), Mat Sadler, Alfie Bates, Wes McDonald.


Andy Haines has taken charge of six games so far this season, issuing 16 yellow cards and one red. 

The Tyne and Wear official took charge of two City and Mansfield encounters last season, in addition to another 28 affairs. 

He will be accompanied by David Avent and Christopher Ward, as Lewis Smith takes fourth official duties. 


City supporters can back the Bantams for victory tomorrow evening with Sky Bet. 

The Bantams are currently 11/8 favourites for victory, while top scorer Lee Novak is 4/1 on to open the scoring. 

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

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


Stuart McCall’s Bantams will wear their traditional claret-and-amber striped home kit, with Walsall in their white and red away strip. 

City: Claret and Amber / Black / Black

Walsall: White / Red / White and Red

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