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Match Previews


14 April 2022

Match Previews


14 April 2022

The Bantams welcome Tranmere Rovers on Good Friday for a 3.00pm Sky Bet League Two clash.

City will be looking to make amends for their midweek defeat in Merseyside earlier in the season, where two second-half goals for the hosts cancelled out Levi Sutton’s solo effort.

It will be a welcome return to West Yorkshire for the Bantams after successive away matches saw them travel a combined 690 miles across the two trips.

Good Friday marks exactly a month since Rovers’ last victory, making it a must-win clash for the promotion chasers.

We have created a Big Match Preview to give you all the key details you need to know, heading into the encounter. 


City: Abo Eisa is edging closer to a return to football after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Tom Elliott will likely miss the rest of the season due to the knee injury sustained on his way back from a hamstring problem. 

Levi Sutton continues to recover having missed the past two games, though Lee Angol will be looking for another appearance after making his return off the bench last weekend. 

Tranmere: Kieron Morris and Calum MacDonald remain suspended and will therefore miss the fixture. 

Tom Davies and Josh McPake missed out against Bristol Rovers through illness, but should be in contention for the trip to West Yorkshire.


City supporters unable to make it to the Utilita Energy Stadium can catch the game on iFollow for £10 with a video match pass. 

The pass - available for £10 - will ensure supporters do not miss a minute of the action, with build-up beginning from 1.30pm.

If not, you can follow the action with regular updates on the club’s official Twitter page. 

You will also be able to catch updates on other social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram. 

Full audio match commentary is available to iFollow Bantams subscribers, while BBC Radio Leeds’ Nick Hatton will provide live commentary through DAB radio frequencies across Bradford, as well as on Freeview channel 719 and the BBC Sounds app.

To purchase an iFollow video match pass, please CLICK HERE


It was a game of two halves when the sides met in Birkenhead, with the hosts coming out on top.

Levi Sutton’s wonderful solo gave the Bantams a well-deserved lead after 45 minutes. 

Rovers came out swinging in the second period, however, restoring parity through Kieron Morris’ 50th-minute strike.

Liverpool loanee Paul Glatzel earned Rovers the lead and eventually the three points as City could not find a response.

TRANMERE: Ross Doohan; Josh Dacres-Cogley, Calum MacDonald (Callum McManaman 58’), Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Kieron Morris; Josh Hawkes (Ryan Watson 90+4’), Paul Glatzel, Sam Foley, Nicky Maynard (Jay Spearing 87’); Lee O’Connor, Peter Clarke. SUBS (not used): Joe Murphy, Tom Davies, Jay Spearing, Ryan Watson, Liam Feeney, Callum McManaman, Mark Duffy. 

GOALS: Kieron Morris (50’), Paul Glatzel (56’). 

CITY: Richard O’Donnell; Liam Ridehalgh, Paudie O’Connor, Niall Canavan © , Yann Songo’o; Charles Vernam (Abo Eisa 65’), Elliot Watt, Lee Angol, (Alex Gilliead 51’), Levi Sutton (booked 45’); Finn Cousin-Dawson, Caolan Lavery (Theo Robinson 65’). SUBS (not used): Sam Hornby, Callum Cooke, Matty Foulds, Gareth Evans. 

GOALS: Levi Sutton (26’).  


Carl Boyeson is the man in the middle at the Utilita Energy Stadium, his 23rd game of the season. 

Boyeson’s last game at Valley Parade came last November - leading City’s 1-1 draw with Northampton.

He will be joined by Gary Hilton and Declan Ford on the flanks, with Hristo Karaivanov acting as fourth official.


City supporters can back their team for victory this Friday with Sky Bet.

Bantams fans can flutter on Mark Hughes’ side to win the tie at 6/4.

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

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


The hosts will wear their 2021/22 home kit for the clash, while the visitors will don their all-yellow third strip.

Bantams: White / Claret / White

Tranmere: Yellow / Yellow / Yellow

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