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History of the Northampton Town v Bradford City fixture

Bradford City travel to take on Northampton Town at Sixfields on Friday evening, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the Bantams have beating their opponents 5 times from 8 games.

The last time the two teams met at Northampton was amazingly over twenty years ago, in October 1981, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Fourth Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1981/1982Sun 07 MarBradford City2 - 1NorthamptonLGE2
1981/1982Sat 17 OctNorthampton0 - 2Bradford CityLGE2
1980/1981Tue 30 SepNorthampton0 - 1Bradford CityLGE2
1980/1981Wed 17 SepBradford City3 - 1NorthamptonLGE2
1979/1980Wed 10 OctBradford City3 - 1NorthamptonLGE2
1979/1980Wed 22 AugNorthampton1 - 2Bradford CityLGE2
1978/1979Sat 11 NovBradford City3 - 0NorthamptonLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Northampton Town's home form is most definitely relegation standard, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Cobblers have conceded a disappointing 11 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Bradford City's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Bantams's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 8 against.

Northampton find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 16 points from their 13 matches. Bradford City's total of 21 points from their 13 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 ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Bantams of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Sixfields with Bradford City coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Northampton Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Bradford City No sequences of note