FootyMAD's Northampton Town match preview

Last updated : 16 March 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bradford City v Northampton Town fixture

Bradford City play host to Northampton Town at The Bradford & Bingley Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having managed to conjure up a win from 6 of the previous 8 games.

The last time the two teams met at Bradford City was amazingly over twenty years ago, in March 1982, the Bantams carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Fourth Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Fri 13 OctNorthampton0 - 0Bradford CityLGE1
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

Recent respective form guides

Bradford City will be hoping to improve on their poor home form, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While Bantams have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Northampton's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 2 goals have been registered in this time, with 4 leaked at the wrong end.

Bradford City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 41 points from 37 matches. Northampton find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 45 points from their 37 matches.

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

These are testing times at The Bradford & Bingley Stadium for the Bantams and the Madmen are unable to see past Northampton claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Bradford City Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Northampton 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.