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History of the Darlington v Bradford City fixture

Bradford City face a trip to Darlington at Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren on Monday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 43 games played, Bantams have recorded 16 wins, and Darlington have come away with 19 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 29 MarDarlington1 - 3Bradford CityLGE2
2007/2008Sat 20 OctBradford City0 - 0DarlingtonLGE2
2003/2004Tue 12 AugBradford City0 - 0DarlingtonLGEC
2000/2001Mon 25 SepBradford City7 - 2DarlingtonLGEC
2000/2001Tue 19 SepDarlington0 - 1Bradford CityLGEC
1993/1994Wed 25 AugBradford City6 - 0DarlingtonLGEC
1993/1994Tue 17 AugDarlington1 - 5Bradford CityLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Darlington have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the The Quakers in those games, with 5 conceded.

Bradford City have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Bantams's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 9 against.

Darlington lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 16 points from their 11 games so far. Bradford City's total of 20 points from their 11 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League Two.

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

A creditable return from recent away games for Bantams could well see them head back from Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Darlington Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Bradford City 9 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.