Saturday takes us to the delightful city of Bradford to take on The Bantams.
Bradford brings back memories for many of some big defeats in recent time, and some poor weather for the last one at least (I remember the wind chill making it -8!). It’s one of those ones I don’t think I ever want to go to again unless we are getting promoted there.
Anyway, back to the game.
Bradford City find themselves 3rd in League Two having made a decent start to the season with 3 Wins, 1 Draw, 1 Loss. Their fixtures in the league up to now have been:
7th Aug - Exeter City (a) - Drew 0-0
14th Aug - Oldham Athletic (h) - Won 2-1
17th Aug - Stevenage (h) - Won 4-1
21st Aug - Mansfield Town (a) - Won 3-2
28th Aug - Leyton Orient (a) - Lost 2-0
The danger man for Bradford will of course be one Andrew Ellis Cook, previously sighted at The Banks’s Stadium in Walsall colours. Caolan Lavery is also contracted to The Bantams.
The Saddlers go into this game on the back of their first victory of the season, so should hopefully have a bit more confidence allowing them to relax a bit more and give us a better performance.
I expect Matt Taylor to stick with the starting XI from the Stevenage game, with one exception being the re-introduction of Tyrese Shade, if he’s fit, in place of Brendan Kiernan, as I thought BK had a poor game last time out.
On the other hand, with the transfer windown shutting prior to this game, we might even get a new STAR STRIKER!
Personally I think a draw here is a good result with anything above and beyond that being a bonus.
What do you think the starting XI should be?
What are you expecting from the game?
Are you going?
- Bradford City Win
- Walsall Win