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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: CITY v OLDHAM ATHLETIC

19 March 2021

City look to return to winning ways - when hosting Oldham Athletic at the Utilita Energy Stadium on Saturday.

Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars’ side sit four places above Oldham in the table, having won 13, drawn eight and lost 12 so far this season.

Saturday’s fixture will be the fourth time this season the Bantams have faced the Latics, losing out on the previous three in all different competitions.

We have put together this Big Match Preview to take you through all of the key information you need to know ahead of the visit from Keith Curle’s team.

HOW TO WATCH

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.

TEAM NEWS

City: Callum Cooke will be sidelined for up to six weeks after Conor Sellars revealed he had torn a hip muscle. He remains out, along with with Lee Novak, Zeli Ismail, Bryce Hosannah and Harry Pritchard.

Danny Rowe could feature against his former side, after signing from the Latics in January. He scored the winning goal against the Bantams in Oldham’s last visit to West Yorkshire.

Billy Clarke will make his 450th career appearance on Saturday afternoon, should he feature at the Utilita Energy Stadium.

WHAT THE MANAGERS SAID

Conor Sellars: "Keith Curle has had a few games in charge, now. He is an experienced manager who had a good playing career.

"We are trying to prepare as normal for what will be another difficult game.

"We think it will be a very different game to the ones we have already played against Oldham this season.

"Both sides have different managers and players from the last time we faced each other."

LAST TIME OUT

The Bantams fell to a 3-1 defeat against Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park in December.

LATICS: Ian Lawlor; Dylan Fage, Harrison Clarke, Carl Piergianni, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Jordan Barnett 64’); Brice Ntambwe (booked 50’), Dylan Bahamboula (Davis Keillor-Dunn 64’), Ben Garrity, Alfie McCalmont; Conor McAleny (booked 89’), Robert Grant (Zachary Dearnley 79’). Subs (not used): Laurence Bilboe (GK), Callum Whelan, Raphael Diarra, Tom Hamer.

GOALS: Dylan Bahamboula (10’), Carl Piergianni (26’), Davis Keillor-Dunn (74’).

CITY: Richard O’Donnell; Bryce Hosannah (booked 37’) (Levi Sutton 46’), Anthony O’Connor, Paudie O’Connor (booked 57’), Ben Richards-Everton (Tyler French 29’), Connor Wood; Elliot Watt, Callum Cooke, Harry Pritchard; Lee Novak, Clayton Donaldson. Subs (not used): Sam Hornby (GK), Jackson Longridge, Austin Samuels, Finn Cousin-Dawson, Kian Scales.

GOALS: Paudie O’Connor (85’).

REFEREE: Anthony Backhouse.

MATCH OFFICIALS

Andy Haines has taken charge of 24 matches so far this season, handing out 55 yellow cards, four reds and seven penalties. 

The Tyne and Wear-based official oversaw City’s 1-1 draw with Walsall in BD8 in October 2020, but has not yet officiated Oldham this season.

Haines will be assisted by Geoffrey Russell and Richard Wigglesworth, as Graham Salisbury comes in as fourth official.

BACK THE BANTAMS - WITH SKY BET

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

City enter as heavy 19/20 favourites for victory against Keith Curle’s side  - with two price boosts available. 

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

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

KIT COLOURS

City will remain in their claret and amber home strip, with the visitors in their traditional blue and white home kit. 

City: Claret and Amber / Black / Black

Oldham: Blue / White / Blue and White


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