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            Harrogate Town vs Bradford City Preview, Tips & Stats

            Harrogate Town host Bradford City at Wetherby Road this Saturday in League Two. Both sides find themselves in the mid table and need a big win to push themselves into the top half of the table.

            Harrogate Town currently sit 13th in League Two after 38 games. Harrogate have 14 wins, nine draws and 15 losses, leaving them on 51 points, just three points from the top half of the table.

            In their last five games in all competitions, Harrogate have three draws and two losses.

            A penalty from Will Evans and a goal from Offrande Zanzala gave Newport the 2 - 0 lead at halftime. Zanzala grabbed a second goal early in the second half and was joined on the scoresheet by Seb Palmer-Houlden in the 4 - 1 win for Newport, George Thomson grabbing a consolation goal for Harrogate. Despite having just one shot on target, Harrogate took the lead early in the second half through Anthony O’Connor. However, with just five minutes to go, Charlie Austin scored to grab a 1 - 1 draw for Swindon.

            Thomson was on the scoresheet again for Harrogate, his goal in the 26th minute giving Harrogate the 1 - 0 lead at halftime. In the second half both Harry Forster and Klaidi Lolos scored for Crawley to give them the 2 - 1 win. The trip to Wrexham saw Harrogate Town register just three shots, without a single one on target as both teams played out a 0 - 0 draw.

            The last time out for Harrogate was against Barrow. This game saw another 0 - 0 draw for Harrogate, with both sides only managing one shot on target.

            Bradford sit just below Harrogate in 17th in League Two. In 38 games, Bradford have 13 wins, 11 draws and 14 losses which leaves them on 50 points, just four points from the top half of the table.

            In their last five games in all competitions, Bradford have one win, one draw and three losses.

            The visit from Doncaster Rovers saw Bradford behind at halftime with Luke Molyneux scoring on the stroke of halftime. Tyler Smith did pop up with a goal for Bradford in the 84th minute to rescue a 1 - 1 draw. All three goals for Bradford came in the first half against Accrington Stanley. A brace from Tyreik Wright and a goal from Andy Cook gave Bradford the 3 - 0 win.

            However, the next time out against a struggling Forest Green Rovers was one to forget for Bradford. Christian Doidge opened the scoring in the first minute and then doubled the lead in the 93rd minute with his penalty for a 2 - 0 win for Forest Green. The visit from top of the table Mansfield did see Bradford on the scoresheet through Cook, but goals from Baily Cargill, Lucas Akins, KD Davis, Will Swan and Aaron James Lewis gave Mansfield the 5 - 1 win.

            The most recent outing for Bradford was against Notts County. Macaulay Langstaff opened the scoring for Notts County in the first half and Alassana Jatta grabbed a brace in the second half to give Notts County the 3 - 0 win.

            Harrogate and Bradford have met eight times in their histories, with the first meeting coming as recently as 2020. Harrogate have the better record in the fixture with five wins in comparison to Bradford’s two wins, with just one draw in the fixture so far.

            Harrogate Town Team News

            Simon Weaver will be missing the likes of Rod McDonald and Samuel Folarin this weekend.

            Bradford City Team News

            Graham Alexander will be without the services of Callum Kavaugh, Alex Pattison and Matthew Platt this weekend.