Bradford vs Southend by Hassy

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The hosts Bradford succumbed to a first league defeat last week at Hull but still played well. Billy Clarke missed a penalty and Jordy Hiwula blew two gilt-edged openings as the 12-game unbeaten run ended. Despite the slip up I still think that it’s very hard to oppose them ahead of this one against a Southend side who are really struggling.


The hosts have won three and drawn three of their home games but have won their last two at home and will look to preserve their unbeaten home record.


City will make a late call on the lower leg injury that forced off James Meredith early in the second half. The left back was feeling better over the weekend but Matt Kilgallon stands by to replace him.


James Hanson is among the changes McCall is considering against Phil Brown's side. Haris Vuckic could also come into the reckoning after being left on the bench at the weekend.


Southend do not travel well and have lost nine of their last 11 away trips since March, although they head for Valley Parade lifted by Saturday's win over Chesterfield. Even more worrying for Southend is the fact that their last three away games have seen them lose 3-0, 4-0 and 4-0.


Southend United manager Phil Brown will check on the fitness of Nile Ranger before selecting his starting line-up at Bradford City tonight. Every other squad member, apart from Michael Timlin who is still sidelined with a hamstring injury has been deemed available for tonight's game.


Stephen McLaughlin, Ryan Leonard and Simon Cox - who were all treated during Saturday’s game - are all available for selection.


When we also consider that Bradford City have hit nine goals in front of a home crowd this season, the hosts have been in decent scoring form. What’s more, they’ve scored two or more in each of their last three matches at home. That scoring form coupled with also boasting the league's meanest defence (only eight goals against all season) gives me confidence of a solid and straightforward home win.

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Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Bradford City Win Bet365 2.00 10 1-1 LOST (-10 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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