Tranmere Rvs. travel to take on Bradford City at The Bradford & Bingley Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rovers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 22 and win only 9 of the 38 games.
The last time the two teams met at Bradford City was back in December 1998, over five years ago, with Bradford City running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 16 Oct||Tranmere Rvs.||4 - 5||Bradford City||LGE1|
|1998/1999||Mon 28 Dec||Bradford City||2 - 0||Tranmere Rvs.||CHMP|
|1998/1999||Tue 10 Nov||Tranmere Rvs.||0 - 1||Bradford City||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 21 Mar||Tranmere Rvs.||3 - 1||Bradford City||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 15 Nov||Bradford City||0 - 1||Tranmere Rvs.||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Fri 04 Apr||Tranmere Rvs.||3 - 0||Bradford City||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Sat 31 Aug||Bradford City||1 - 0||Tranmere Rvs.||CHMP|
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.
Tranmere Rvs.'s away form is none too clever either, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Rovers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 12 goals for and 11 against.
Bradford City's 44 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Tranmere Rvs. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 56 points from 30 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Tranmere Rvs. are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Bradford City. Away win
|Bradford City||Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.|
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Tranmere Rvs.||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.