Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Bradford City will be aiming to extend their winning run to five games when they take on Morecambe in the League Two round 24. The Bantams have been producing excellent displays of late and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Morecambe. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Andy Cook, who scored a brace in a 3-1 win over Doncaster, while Graham Alexander has no fresh injury worries.
The Shrimps, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 3-1 loss to MK Dons. As Morecambe have already suffered six defeats on the road this term, we predict that the hosts are going to emerge triumphant in the Boxing Day clash. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of Tuesday’s encounter. In their last meeting at Valley Parade Bradford City defeated Morecambe 2-1.
Highlighted Player (Donald Love):
Donald Love is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town as a defender. Love’s main position is right-back, but he is used as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Born in Rochdale, England on December 2, 1994, Donald Love started his youth career at Nortwich Town before joining Manchester United football academy in 2002.
Eleven years later he signed a professional contract with the famous English club and he made his Man Utd debut in a 2-1 loss to Midtjylland in the 2015/2016 Europa League knockout stages. During his spell at Manchester United Donald Love was sent on loan to Wigan Athletic and in the summer of 2016 he joined Sunderland.
After making 27 appearances for the Black Cats in the league, Love moved to fellow League One side Shrewsbury Town. Despite being born in England, Donald Love represents Scotland in international matches. The Shrewsbury Town defender has 5 caps with Scotland U21 team.
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.