When Bradford want to unwind from an extended stint of League One activity, they like to slay Premier League giants in the FA Cup.
Having ejected past winners Chelsea and Sunderland from the competition so far, they welcome the Championship’s Reading to Valley Parade in the quarter final.
Given the reputable adversaries Bradford have lain waste to already, a second-tier club should be easy meat and potatoes for the cup conquistadores.
An obscure 81/50 says they’ll advance to the semi-final, while 19/10 will intrigue those who fancy the Royals to prevail here.
It’s a long-shot 11/5 that a replay is required, but the best punt of the bunch has to be the sumo-sized 13/5 about the contest containing four goals or more.
Should over 3.5 strikes get registered in west Yorkshire those to have backed the eventuality can pocket a £78 profit if they’ve invested their £30 free bet for opening an account at bwin.com as stake money.
It sounds like a big ask, but both sides have previous of putting on goalfests in the cup and they won’t disappoint those who tune in to watch this one.
Purveyors needn’t go back further than a few weeks to unearth Bradford’s form for a high-scoring affair.
Of their six FA Cup outings so far four have surpassed the mark in question, while their 2-0 sixth-round triumph over Sunderland is their only contest in this season’s competition to feature fewer than three net bulges.
The Bantams’ previous pair of home dates saw 4-1 and 4-0 scorelines recorded against Dartford and Millwall respectively, while their most recent two away days both saw six goals struck (3-3 against the Lions in the third-round proper and 4-2 at Chelsea in the fourth).
Reading are yet to put on a showing so chock full of goal-getting goodness in the FA Cup this season, but history says a big one isn’t far away.
They have previous when it comes to net-bulging bonanzas in both cups, such as last term’s 6-0 loss to Peterborough (of League One, incidentally) in the Capital One Cup.
However, it’s the season prior to this that confirms the Royals’ penchant for a spectacular.
Five of the six cup games they competed in over the 2012/13 campaign crossed the 3.5-goal line, the most notorious of these being the 5-7 after extra-time Capital One Cup loss to Arsenal.