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Adam Bell  Friday, May 18, 2001  09:51 GMT

FA Carling Premiership
Coventry City vs Bradford City
Saturday 19 May 2001
Kick Off: 3.00pm
At Highfield Road Stadium

Coventry City and Bradford City go into Saturday's final game of the season knowing that having met in the Premiership and Divisions 2 and 3 before, history will be made next season when they will face each other for the first time in Division 1, both sides having been relegated from the top flight.

Gordon Strachan will want Coventry to finish the season on a high. However his side has lost their last three matches and go into tomorrow's clash with the worst home record - 14 goals from 18 games - in the Premiership. The fact John Hartson, who only arrived in February is leading scorer says much about the Sky Blues' striking woes.

Coventry City are only one of five teams to be beaten by Bradford City this season and City will not have forgotten the last visit to Highfield Road last season which resulted in a dismal performance ending in a 4-0 defeat.

League Head to Heads:
Bradford City's away record against Coventry City:
P8 W0 D3 L5 For 6 Agst 14

Biggest League win at Coventry for each team:
18/03/00 Coventry City 4 Bradford City 0
Bradford City have never won at Coventry

Last three games:
Leeds United 6 Bradford City 1 - FA Carling Premiership
Bradford City 1 Middlesbrough 1 - FA Carling Premiership
Bradford City 0 Liverpool 2 - FA Carling Premiership

Aston Villa 3 Coventry City 2 - FA Carling Premiership
Coventry City 0 Liverpool 2 - FA Carling Premiership
Ipswich Town 2 Coventry City 0 - FA Carling Premiership

Last two meetings:
02/12/00 Bradford City 2 (Collymore, Beagrie) Coventry City 1 (Aloisi) - FA Carling Premiership
18/03/00 Coventry City 4 (Roussel, Whelan, Eustace, Zuniga) Bradford City 0 - FA Carling Premiership

Leading scorers:
Bradford City: Benito Carbone 7 (5 League, 2 Worthington Cup)
Coventry City: John Hartson 16 (14 League, 2 Worthington Cup)

Goal stats:
Headed goals:
Bradford City scored 8 conceded 11
Coventry City scored 14 conceded 12

Goals from crosses:
Bradford City scored 7 conceded 12
Coventry City scored 5 conceded 13

Goals from free kicks:
Bradford City scored 3 conceded 7
Coventry City scored 3 conceded 4

Goals from corners:
Bradford City scored 4 conceded 3
Coventry City scored 6 conceded 6

Bradford City - none
Coventry City - none

Match betting:
Bradford City 10-3
Coventry City 8-11
Draw 11-5

Match Officials:
Referee: A Wiley
Assistant Referees: D Richards, J Sheffield

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