Match Preview : Bradford City Women vs FC United Women


Sometimes you just can't beat night games and this time Bradford City Women are back at Eccleshill under the lights as they take on FC United Women on Thursday 10th February in a 7.45pm kick off. It is the first of two home games for Bradford City Women this week and this game is going to be an interesting to get the back to back games started as both teams are looking to get back in form and pick up those all important points. 

Earlier on in the season when these teams faced off for the first time FC United took away all 3 points after a 3-1 victory and they seemed to be a very strong looking side however, injuries seem to have taken its toll on the team and they aren't doing as well as I expected at this stage in the season. It is the teams first season in the league and with games being postponed the lack of consistency is likely to have effected them just like it has the other teams. They have played more games the Bradford so far this season though so it will be interesting to see how they play compared to that game earlier in the season as Bradford look to be making progress as the season goes on but again the lack of consistency in games seems to be having an effect on the results. 

Bradford are going into this game off the back of a 2-2 draw away to Chester-Le-Street where as FC United had their game this weekend postponed so they will be going into the game with fresher legs after the break at the weekend but surely that isn't going to effect the game too much as Bradford manager Chris Hames seems to have got the team giving it their all each game so far this season and even when they have looked tired they have still pushed on and played well in the games. The whole mindset of the team seems to have shifted and you just know they are going to give it their all whether they played on Sunday or not. 

Looking back on the form of the two sides it is City who are going into the game with 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses in their last five games whereas FC United are going in with 4 losses and 1 draw. Let's just hope the FC United don't find their form this game though and City can pick up those all important points to get them away from the danger zone they find themselves in at the moment. 

FC United are currently sat in 8th place in the table on 13 point where as Bradford are down in 11th on just 8 points, Bradford do have 3 games in hand on their opponents though so it is vital they start picking up points from the games they play as they will finally start to move up the table and away from those relegation spots. 

It is bound to be a very interesting game on Thursday night with both teams hoping to pick up the points and start to pick up pace in the league but fingers crossed Bradford start making those games in hand count and take away all 3 points from this game. 

If you are stuck for something to do this Thursday why not head down to the Mitton Group Stadium to see how the game plays out and if City can pick up their first points of the week. 

Kick off : 8pm

Stadium : Mitton Group Stadium, Eccleshill United FC, Kingsway, Bradford, BD2 1PN.

Tickets : Adults £5, Under 16's Free. 

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