Meadow Lane hosts Notts County and Bradford City this weekend in a big weekend in League Two. Notts County are competing for the Play-offs whereas Bradford sit a little too close to the relegation zone for comfort.
Notts County currently sit fifth in League Two after 17 games. The Magpies have nine wins, three draws and five losses, leaving them on 30 points, two points within the Play-offs and three points from the automatic promotion spots.
In their last five games in all competitions, Notts County have two wins and three losses. Daniel Crowley opened the scoring for Notts County and was joined on the scoresheet by Macaulay Langstaff, who grabbed a brace in the 3 - 0 win for Notts County. Next out The Magpies hosted fellow promoted side Wrexham. Elliot Lee and Ollie Palmer both scored later in the game to give Wrexham the 2 - 0 win despite Notts County having 64% of the possession and six shots on target.
In the First round of the FA Cup, Notts County hosted Crawley Town. Danilo Orsi picked up a brace for Crawley, but goals from Crowley, David McGoldrick and Langstaff gave Notts County the 3 - 2 win. In the Football League Trophy, Notts County travelled to Lincoln City. Jack Burroughs opened the scoring in the sixth minute and then Lincoln’s lead was doubled by Jack Vale as Lincoln won 2 - 0.
The last time out for Notts County was against Crewe Alexandra back in League Two. A 98th minute penalty from Courtney Baker-Richardson was the only goal of the game in the 1 - 0 win for Crewe.
Bradford, on the other hand, sit 18th in League Two. In 17 games, Bradford have five wins, five draws and seven losses which leaves them on 20 points, which is just seven points above the relegation zone.
In their last five games in all competitions, Bradford have one win and four losses. Joe Tomlinson opened the scoring for MK Dons in the fourth minute but Alex Gilliead equalised within 13 minutes. However, goals from Jack Payne, Max Dean and Alex Gilbey gave MK Dons the 4 - 1 win. Bradford once again conceded early on, this time a goal from Josh Coley to give Sutton United the lead. Andy Cook equalised in the second half, but an 87th minute goal from Harry Beautyman gave Sutton the 2 - 1 win.
In the Football League Trophy, Bradford hosted Manchester City’s U21 team. Tyler Smith was the main man for Bradford as he grabbed a first half hat-trick to give Bradford the 3 - 0 win. In the First round of the FA Cup, Bradford took on Wycombe. Jamie Walker was on the scoresheet for Bradford but a goal from Killian Phillips and an own goal from Sam Stubbs gave Wycombe the 2 - 1 win.
The most recent outing for Bradford was against Barrow. Dom Telford scored for Barrow within a minute and despite Smith equalising within the first half, George Ray scored late on to give Barrow the 2 - 1 win.
Notts County and Bradford have met 67 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1908. The Magpies have a narrow advantage in the fixture with 28 wins in comparison to Bradford’s 23 wins, with the other 16 games ending in a share of the points.