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The League Two game at University of Bolton Stadium on Friday will see hosts Bolton Wanderers locking horns with Colchester United.
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Bolton Wanderers will be looking for another win after a 0-1 League Two success against Forest Green Rovers.
The only player to score from Bolton Wanderers was Eoin Doyle (39').
Bolton Wanderers haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They have claimed a sum of 9 during that time and have conceded a total of 3. However, we will just have to wait and see if that trend might be maintained in this upcoming match.
Going into this encounter, Bolton Wanderers are undefeated in their previous 8 league matches at home. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
After tasting defeat last time out to Bradford City in League Two competition, Colchester United will be aiming to make amends here.
The only player to score from Colchester United was Frank Nouble (42'). Kian Scales (10') and Andy Cook (58') scored for Bradford City.
The strike force from Colchester United have been starved of goals in their past 6 games, netting the poor return of only 3. In those fixtures, The U's have also seen the overall goal aggregate against them equal 8.
A look at their previous results shows us that Colchester United:
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 11 league matches. Very poor, indeed.
Head to head
The previous league encounter between these clubs was League Two match day 2 on 19/09/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Colchester United 2-0 Bolton Wanderers.
The match was refereed by James Oldham.
Team News: Bolton Wanderers
Looking at personnel, there is just one fitness concern for the Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt to contend with from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Dennis Politic (Knee Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Colchester United
Owing to a completely healthy group ready to go, Colchester United manager Wayne Brown has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
We envisage that Bolton Wanderers should be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
At the other end, Colchester United could well struggle to get a goal of their own although we do think it’s probable that they will be scoring here as well.
We’re therefore expecting to see a pretty comfortable 3-1 margin for Bolton Wanderers at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: University of Bolton Stadium (28,723)
Captain: Antoni Sarcevic
Chairman: Sharon Brittan
Manager: Ian Evatt
Competitions: League Two position 4
⭐ Star Player: Antoni Sarcevic
Mostly used in the Centre Midfield position, Antoni Sarcevic was born in Manchester, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Crewe Alexandra in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Midfielder has bagged 6 league goals in this League Two 2020 - 2021 season to date in 29 appearances.