FootyMAD's Blackpool match preview

Last updated : 23 March 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bradford City v Blackpool fixture

Bradford City prepare to entertain Blackpool at The Bradford & Bingley Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 18 wins out of 26 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Bradford & Bingley Stadium was just last season, in March 2006, the Bantams carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 28 OctBlackpool4 - 1Bradford CityLGE1
2005/2006Tue 21 MarBradford City1-0BlackpoolLGE1
2005/2006Mon 29 AugBlackpool1 - 0Bradford CityLGE1
2004/2005Tue 22 FebBlackpool2 - 1Bradford CityLGE1
2004/2005Tue 19 OctBradford City2 - 1BlackpoolLGE1
1995/1996Wed 15 MayBlackpool0 - 3Bradford CityD2PO
1995/1996Sun 12 MayBradford City0 - 2BlackpoolD2PO

Recent respective form guides

Bradford City need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Bantams have scored 6, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Blackpool's away form is none too clever either, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Seasiders's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.

Bradford City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 41 points from 38 matches. Blackpool's total of 59 points from their 37 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League One.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Bantams at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Seasiders come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bradford City Failed to win in previous 8 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Blackpool Undefeated in last 4 away games.
6 games since last defeat.