The two teams have already met twice, so far this season, with the Dragons coming away as victors on both occasions – winning 69-77 in the National Trophy, in October, and 63-81 in the reverse league fixture, last month.
Leicester currently sit one position and two points above the Dragons in the league table, and a victory on Sunday could lift the Dragons above them and into one of the coveted end of season play off positions.
Bradford are currently on a hot streak, having won four of their last five games, including last Sunday’s National Trophy quarter final victory, against Kent Crusaders, which sets them up for yet another meeting with this weekend’s opponents in a semi-final match-up at Leicester next month.
Dragons will be without the services of Spaniard Miguel Lorenzo this weekend, as he has returned home for two weeks in order to sit exams. Both Rafi Saipe and Maciej Kosciuk, who missed last weekend’s games, through injury, are rated at 50/50 to return to the Bradford bench on Sunday.
Bradford fans will also be welcoming back Leicester point guard, Carl Pearson, who enjoyed a successful season with the Dragons last term.
Bradford’s head coach, Chris Mellor said, “Leicester have had a good season so far. We played well in the last game before Christmas, to beat them, but they are a deep team with a lot of talent. Our defence and rebounding will need to be very good, in order to contain their threats, which come from inside and out. We have some good momentum right now and we just want to keep it going as we get into the second half of the season.”
Tickets for Sunday’s game can be purchased in advance from www.ticketsource.co.uk/bradforddragons or on the door.