Bradford City vs Preston North End Match Info
Date: Tuesday August 13 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Utilita Energy Stadium (Valley Parade)
Bradford City vs Preston North End Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
April 6 2015: Bradford City 0-3 Preston North End
November 15 2014: Preston North End 1-2 Bradford City
January 28 2014: Bradford City 0-0 Preston North End
October 22 2013: Preston North End 2-2 Bradford City
Total head-to-head matches played (all competitions): 64
Bradford City wins: 22
Preston North End wins: 21
Bradford City vs Preston North End Stats
- This is the second ever League Cup tie between these clubs, Preston having won the first 2-1 in extra time after a 1-1 draw away from home in August 2010
- In all competitions, Preston have lost only once in their last six visits to Bradford
- Under 2.5 goals have been scored in nine of Bradford’s latest 12 games
Bradford City vs Preston North End Match Preview
Preston North End have lost their last five away matches across this season and last, and look well worth opposing when they begin their Carabao Cup campaign at Bradford.
The Lilywhites have scored only two goals on their travels since winning at Middlesbrough in mid-March and will have been disappointed to kick off the 2019-20 campaign with a 1-0 reverse at Millwall, albeit they bounced back by winning 3-0 at home to Wigan on Saturday.
Alex Neil’s side face no easy task crossing the Pennines to face Bradford, who were the pre-season favourites for promotion from League Two but have now slipped behind Plymouth in the bookmakers’ odds having begun with back-to-back draws.
Bradford were held 0-0 at home by Cambridge and then 1-1 away to Grimsby at the weekend when a goal from James Vaughan was cancelled out by a Bantams old boy, James Hanson, who played for the West Yorkshire club in the final of this competition seven seasons ago!
Also in League Two back then, as they are now, Gary Bowyer’s side may be dreaming of another League Cup run but their first priority will be an immediate return to the third tier.
We do not expect goals to flow freely here as Bradford’s matches are generally low scoring (see stats above) and Preston have been struggling to find the net on the road, as we said earlier, and so the value could be in backing the home side to progress, possibly on penalties.
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Bradford City vs Preston North End Betting Tips
Bradford City to qualify @ 5/4 with bet365
Draw @ 14/5 with bet365