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Match Previews


5 February 2021

Match Previews


5 February 2021

The Bantams will look to make it nine games unbeaten - when travelling to Exeter City in Sky Bet League Two (1.00pm).

City have recorded back-to-back league victories for the second time this season, moving 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

Exeter have two victories in their last nine matches and sit one point from the play-offs.

We have created this Big Match Preview to take you through everything you need to know about Saturday afternoon’s clash.


Supporters will be able to catch every minute of the game LIVE by purchasing a video iFollow match pass. 

The pass - available for £10 - will ensure supporters do not miss a minute of the action, with build-up beginning from 11.00am. 

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.

PLEASE NOTE: iFollow video match passes for away Sky Bet League Two fixtures are not included with a 'City For All' 2020/21 season ticket.


City: Deadline day signings Charles Vernam and Ollie Crankshaw are in contention to make their debuts in claret and amber tomorrow.

Billy Clarke will face a late fitness test, after limping off against Barrow last time out. 

Paudie O’Connor will take the captain’s armband again, with Lee Novak and Richard O’Donnell both still sidelined.

Exeter: Former Bantam Rory McArdle is unlikely to feature for the Grecians this weekend, having been taken to hospital with a potentially serious injury in midweek. He scored the winning goal in their 1-0 victory over Stevenage in the same game.

Matt Jay, who is the club's top goal-scorer with 11, is looking likely to start for the hosts - having played the full 90 minutes in midweek and scoring against the Bantams in the reverse fixture.

Ryan Bowman also netted at the Utilita Energy Stadium, and is set to feature.


Mark Trueman (joint-interim manager): “Exeter had a good result at Stevenage, so we know we will be up against a strong team. 

“Their forward line is dangerous and we know their strengths, but nothing will change our efforts and application heading into the match. 

“We are looking forward to the challenges the game will bring.”

Matt Taylor: “Bradford have recruited strongly in the January window. Their recent form shows what a good set of players they have there.

“You have got to look forward to a game of this stature. These games grab my attention because they are such a big team in this league.

“It is a shame the fans cannot be there, because they usually travel in their big numbers.”


All four goals came in the first half - as the Bantams and the Grecians drew 2-2 at the Utilita Energy Stadium in Sky Bet League Two.

Bradford City 2 (Clarke 10', Staunton 45+1'). 

Exeter City 2 (Jay 20', Bowman 27').

Saturday 14 November 2020

Sky Bet League Two

Referee: James Bell

CITY: Richard O’Donnell (c); Tyler French, Anthony O’Connor, Paudie O’Connor, Reece Staunton, Connor Wood; Callum Cooke (Austin Samuels 46') , Elliot Watt, Harry Pritchard; Billy Clarke (Kian Scales 85'), Clayton Donaldson. Subs (not used): Sam Horby (GK), Jackson Longridge, Ben Richards-Everton, Finn Cousin-Dawson, Dylan Mottley-Henry.

EXETER: Jokull Andresson; Jack Sparkes; Tom Parkes (Rory McArdle 45'), Pierce Sweeney (booked 81'), Josh Key (Jake Caprice 90+3'); Matt Jay (booked 77') (Nicky Law 79', booked 89'), Jake Taylor (c), Archie Collins; Randell Williams, Ryan Bowman, Joel Randall. Subs (not used): Harry Lee (GK), Ben Seymour, Alex Fisher, Alex Hartridge. 


Benjamin Speedie will take charge of Saturday’s encounter in Devon, having officiated 18 matches this season - awarding 51 yellows, three reds and three penalties in the process.

The referee oversaw City’s trip to Barrow in October and has officiated one Exeter match this season - as the Grecians drew 0-0 away at Walsall.

Speedie will be assisted by Marvyn Amphlett and Justin Amey, with Steven Plane in as the fourth official.


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

Both teams to score and City to win is on at an 11/2 price boost, with Danny Rowe to score first also at 11/2.

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

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


The hosts will be in their traditional red-and-white-striped kit, with the Bantams in their changed navy and claret away strip.

Exeter: Red and White / Black / Black and White

City: Navy and Claret / Navy / Navy

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