Latics travel to Valley Parade on Saturday to face Bradford City for the first time in the league since March 2004 when we achieved a goalless draw over in Yorkshire, though we did meet in the Capital One Cup in 2012 when the Banthams knocked us out in the 4th round as they went all the way to the final at Wembley.
Our first meeting came in September 1978, our first season in the Football League, Bradford winning 3-1 at Springfield Park, we didn’t have the best if results against them in our early days, just one win in our first seven meetings.
Mind you recently we haven’t fared too much better, just one win in the last six.
Latics and Bradford have met 25 times
Latics 9 wins, Bradford 10, draws 6
Last Six Meetings
30 Oct 2012 – Capital One Cup – Latics 0 Bradford City 0 (AET Bradford won 4-2 on pens)
13 Mar 2004 – Championship – Bradford 0 Latics 0
13 Dec 2003 – Championship – Latics 1 Bradford 0
20 Mar 1993 – League 2 – Bradford 2 Latics 1
03 Nov – League 2 Latics 1 Bradford 2
22 Feb – Division 3 – Bradford 1 Latics 1
Last Time Out
Latics 0 Bradford 0 (Bradford won 4-2 on pens)
30 Oct 2012
Ref – Roger East
Attendance – 11,777
Classic Encounter – Latics 3 Bradford 0 May 1991
Check out the latest PWU Podcast – Colchester – Peterborough – Bradford
This week’s crew in the studio are Gareth, Adam, Dan, Rob, Mick and Barry.
We start off with the Colchester ‘Off The Terrace’ report from Rob and the stats from the game.
What a game it was, on the day it all clicked, five goals, Donervon Daniels and Will Grigg getting a couple each and a Max Power special, brilliant stuff.
Another fantastic win on Tuesday, this time away at Peterborough, a long trip but well worth it with a five goal thriller, the Latics coming out on top, once again in dramatic circumstances. Yanic Wildschut, Grigg and Power all on the scoresheet.
Saturday and we’re of to Bradford, Dan does a quick preview and a sickly Simon as sent us the bookies odds, 33/1 for the Latics to win 3-2, got to be worth a gamble!.
This episode was recorded on the 21st October 2015, ‘Back To The Future’ day, we reminisce about the Latics journey over the past 30 years.
The podcast can be listened to by clicking the embedded player below or downloaded to listen at you leisure by visiting www.buzzsprout.com