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The League One meeting at Toughsheet Community Stadium on Saturday sees hosts Bolton Wanderers playing against Exeter City.
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Bolton Wanderers fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 0-2 EFL Trophy triumph vs Stockport County.
The only player to score from Bolton Wanderers was Jón Daði Böðvarsson (37', 45').
Bolton Wanderers haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They have totted up the amount of 13 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 3. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Exeter City come into this match following a 0-1 EFL Trophy win with the eclipse of Swindon Town in their last fixture.
Harrison Minturn (6' Own goal) was the scorer for Swindon Town.
The numbers tell their own story, and Exeter City have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 16 goals in total. At the back, Exeter City certainly have room for improvement.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 03/11/1992 tells us that Bolton Wanderers have won 4 of these & Exeter City 1, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A combined sum of 17 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 12 from The Trotters and 5 created by The Grecians. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was League One match day 40 on 07/04/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Exeter City 0-1 Bolton Wanderers.
The referee was Craig Hicks.
Team News: Bolton Wanderers
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Bolton Wanderers gaffer Ian Evatt to be concerned with from an otherwise complete group of players. George Johnston (Knee surgery) will miss out.
We think that The Trotters may well go for a 3-4-3 system in the match and select Thomas Kaminski, Gabriel Osho, Tom Lockyer, Teden Mengi, Amari'i Bell, Ross Barkley, Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu, Alfie Doughty, Andros Townsend, Carlton Morris and Chiedozie Ogbene.
Team News: Exeter City
Due to a fully healthy group to choose from, the Exeter City manager Gary Caldwell has zero fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
We’re of the thinking that The Grecians will likely begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 system, starting the game with Sam Johnstone, Joel Ward, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell, C. Oumar Doucoure, Jefferson Lerma, Jordan Ayew, Eberechi Eze, Jeffrey Schlupp and Odsonne Edouard.
We envisage that Bolton Wanderers certainly have the ability to get amongst the goals when they meet Exeter City, who could well struggle getting goals.
We’re therefore expecting to see a pretty comfortable 2-0 margin for Bolton Wanderers at the conclusion of the game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Toughsheet Community Stadium (28,723)
Captain: Ricardo Santos
Chairman: Sharon Brittan
Manager: Ian Evatt
Competitions: League One position 3, EFL Trophy (Group E - North)
⭐ Star Player: Dion Charles
Usually used in the Striker position, Dion Charles was born in Preston, England. After having played his first senior match for Halifax in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 9 league goals in the League One 2023 - 2024 season so far in a total of 15 appearances.