Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
A place in the Carabao Cup round 2 will be at stake when Bolton and Bradford City face each other at University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Trotters have not been in action since March, 2020 as the season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bolton chiefs have overcome the financial crisis, and seeing that they reinforced the squad in the summer transfer window, it is no wonder the Trotters are seen as No. 1 favourites to win League Two.
Bradford City, on the other hand, head into the match following a 2-1 loss to Huddersfield Town in a warm-up game, and seeing that Bolton are eager to get back on course, we are tempted to put our money on the home team. You should bear in mind that the Bantams are on a five-game losing run in the League Two.
Highlighted Player (Ali Crawford ):
Born in Lanark, Scotland on July 30, 1991, Ali Crawford is a professional footballer who plays for Doncaster Rovers as a midfielder. As a kid, Crawford played for a local club Milton Rovers before joining Heart of Midlothian football school.
He continued playing for the Hearts first team and after scoring 31 goals in 227 appearances for the club, he moved to Doncaster Rovers in the summer of 2018. Ali Crawford signed a two-year deal with the Donny, scoring his first ever goal for the club in a 3-2 win over Rochdale on October 13, 2018.
The Scottish footballer, has yet to make his debut with the national team, plays for Doncaster Rovers as a left midfielder, but he is used as both central and attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right and he has a contract with the League One side until June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Bradford):
Founded back in 1903, Bradford City are professional football club that compete in League Two. The Bantams are well known for their claret and amber shirts, whereas white is the dominant colour of their away kit. Bradford City maintain rivalries with Leeds United and Huddersfield Town, with the teams facing each other in the West Yorkshire derby.
The Bantams participated in the Bradford derby with local rivals Bradford Park Avenue in the past. Bradford City did remarkably well to win the FA Cup in 1911, with the team beating Newcastle United in the final. In 2013 the club made it to the League Cup final, where they suffered a heavy 5-0 loss to Swansea City in the title game.
Saint Kitts and Nevis international Ces Poss is the player with most appearances (502) for the club, while former Northern Ireland attacker Bobby Campbell is sitting in the top position in the Bradford City all-time top goalscorers list.