Thursday, 21 February 2019

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Head to Head: v Bradford City

The Saddlers are back in League One action on Saturday afternoon as they play host to Bradford City at Banks's Stadium. Here, we take a brief look at the Head-to-Head statistics.
The Saddlers and Bantams have met on forty-eight previous occasions and its our visitors who hold an overall lead having won fifteen times compared to the Saddlers' thirteen.

P
W
D
L
48
13
20
15

There have also been twenty draws over the history of the fixture, a history which began at Fellows Park on Saturday, 7th January 1922 as the two sides faced-off in an FA Cup - First Round clash, which would ultimately end in a draw and force a replay just three days later.

The original fixture produced six goals but couldn't separate the sides, but the replay saw four goals scored with a clear gap between the two as the Bantams eased through to the Second Round, winning by four-goals-to-nil.

In more modern times, the Saddlers haven't won any of the last six league meetings, drawing three and losing three, and will be in need of a rare victory if they are to halt their steady slide towards the relegation zone.

The most recent meeting took place at City's Northern Commercials Stadium on Saturday, 15th December and saw the Saddlers thrashed by four-goals-to-nil as Paul Caddis, David Ball (2), and Eoin Doyle netted to secure three points for their side.

LAST FIVE LEAGUE MEETINGS
17th December 2016 - Walsall v Bradford City - D 1-1
1st April 2017 - Bradford City v Walsall - L 1-0
26th August 2017 - Walsall v Bradford City - D 3-3
1st May 2018 - Bradford City v Walsall - D 1-1
15th December 2018 - Bradford City v Walsall - L 4-0

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