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Bolton Wanderers line up against away team Exeter City at University of Bolton Stadium in the League Two match on Saturday.
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Bolton Wanderers, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 0-1 League Two triumph versus Morecambe.
The only name on the scoresheet from Bolton Wanderers was Ben Jackson (45').
Their most recent results reveal that there has been much resilience in the Bolton Wanderers rearguard. The Trotters have been stingy, resulting in the number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their past six matches standing at 4. We shall soon see if that trend can be continued on here.
Their past results show that Bolton Wanderers:
- have not been beaten in the league by Exeter City in their last 3 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 11 league matches at home. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
Exeter City will go into this meeting following a 3-2 League Two win with the eclipse of Grimsby Town in their previous fixture.
For Exeter City, goals were scored by Alex Fisher (83') and Ryan Bowman (89'). Luke Waterfall (33' Own goal), Lenell John-Lewis (41') and Jay Matete (58') scored for Grimsby Town.
Matt Taylor's Exeter City have converted 8 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during those matches adds up to 5.
Heading into this contest, Exeter City are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 26/03/1991, there has been little to separate the clubs with Bolton Wanderers winning 2 of those games, Exeter City 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
A combined total of 21 goals were produced between them in this period, with 12 of them for The Trotters and 9 netted by The Grecians. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was League Two match day 23 on 12/01/2021 and the score finished Exeter City 1-1 Bolton Wanderers.
The match was refereed by Sam Allison.
Team News: Bolton Wanderers
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the sole fitness concern for the Bolton Wanderers manager Ian Evatt to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust group. Dennis Politic (Knee Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Exeter City
Exeter boss Matt Taylor has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Rory McArdle (Knee Injury) and Joel Randall (Hamstring Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
In our opinion, Exeter City have the firepower to score a goal against this Bolton Wanderers lineup, however that probably shouldn’t be as many as they’ll concede.
Our selection here is for a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Bolton Wanderers when all is said and done. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: University of Bolton Stadium (28,723)
Captain: Antoni Sarcevic
Chairman: Sharon Brittan
Manager: Ian Evatt
Competitions: League Two position 3
⭐ Key Man: Antoni Sarcevic
Mostly playing in the Centre Midfield position, Antoni Sarcevic was born in Manchester, England. Having played his first senior match for Crewe Alexandra in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Midfielder has got 6 league goals in the League Two 2020 - 2021 season so far in 30 appearances.