Leeds United v Bradford City – Preview, Prediction, TV Listings, Betting Odds – Carling Cup – 9 August 2011
The English Carling Cup begins as Championship side Leeds United hosts League Two side Bradford City in the opening round. The match will take place at Elland Road in Leeds, England on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. Kickoff is scheduled for 19:45 BST (UK time), 20:45 CET (Central Europe), and 14:45 EST (USA Eastern).
Leeds United v Bradford City TV Listings
It will be televised on Fox Soccer Channel (USA), Setanta Sports (Canada), Sky Sports 2 (UK), C+ (Scandinavia), Sport 1 (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania), SportKlub (SE Europe), and on Al Jazeera Sport (Middle East).
Leeds United v Bradford City Preview
Leeds United manager Simon Grayson
“We were disappointed after Saturday, but we have to move on quickly.”
“I have a lot of belief and a lot of confidence, and this is a great opportunity to put things right after Saturday.
“It’ll be a tough game, but it’s an opportunity. They will also see it as an opportunity just as we did when we went and won at Man U. but if we’re right we should win the game.
“The atmosphere will be electric as well and when the players walk out and see the support they will realise. Games at this stage of the Carling Cup can be quite low-key, but I can’t see that with this one.”
“We’ve got one or two injury problems after Saturday and we’ve got four on international duty. It makes you wonder why international games are played at this time of year. What it means is that it’ll make it difficult to select the team I would have liked, and we will have to make more changes than I otherwise would. But this does mean there will be opportunities for others.I said to the players on Saturday that it was their chance to show me they wanted to keep the shirt – now some others will get that chance, and it’s up to them to do well to stay in the team.”
Bradford City manager Peter Jackson
“They (Leeds) are two divisions above us and they are expected to beat us. They had a heavy defeat at Southampton on Saturday, so they will be expected to bounce back by beating us comfortably and progressing. I have told my players that, I have told them that the pressure is going to all be on them (Leeds). It is important that we try and keep Leeds’ fans quiet for the first 20-25 minutes especially and then build from there. Anything can happen in a cup competition, and they’ll be one shock at least in that competition tomorrow night – why can’t it be us? Why can’t it be Bradford at Elland Road?”
Leeds United v Bradford City Prediction
Leeds United wins 2-0
Leeds United v Bradford City Betting Odds
Leeds United win – 1/2
Draw – 10/3
Bradford City win – 5/1