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Match preview: Shrewsbury Town vs Bradford City

24 November 2017

Marcus Braddock previews this weekend's game against Bradford City

It's the unstoppable force meets the immovable object this weekend as the best home and away records in League One meet at Montgomery Waters Meadow. It could easily described as a high profile game in League One with Town and the Bantams in 1st and 5th place respectively. Form wise, both teams have suffered defeat in recent weeks so will be aiming to get maximum points. Bradford seem to be suffering from a split personality with one of the best away records in League One juxtaposed with five defeats at Valley Parade. They've won six from nine on the road and have only lost once away from home this season.

Top Scorers (League goals)
Charlie Wyke 8
Paul Taylor 3
Dominic Poleon 3

Anthony McMahon 7
Nicky Law 3
Jake Reeves3

Clean Sheets
Three at home and two away.

Goal Distribution
Bradford start away games very well with no goals conceded in the first fifteen minutes this season.  They've also scored four times in the first fifteen minutes of the first half, the second fifteen minutes, the third and the last! The second fifteen minutes of the second half is Bradford's poorest with only one goal scored and three conceded in away games this season.

Michael Salisbury from Lancashire: Games this Season: 19 : Yellow Card average: 3.9 per game. Red  cards: 4.
Andrew Hendley and Abbas Khan
Fourth Official
Marvyn Amphlett

Squad News
Bradford-goalkeeper Colin Doyle after injuring his knee on Tuesday night.

Shrewsbury-This is the second game of Abu Ogogo's suspension. Alex Rodman trained yesterday and will be assessed closer to the game. Junior Brown will be out long term after surgery on his knee injury.

I know I say it every week but this looks a really tough game, I was aware that Bradford were good away but looking at the stats makes me think that this could the biggest home challenge of the season. With important players missing, I am again apprehensive about our chances but I've said similar things before this season.


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