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The League One tie at Toughsheet Community Stadium on Saturday sees home side Bolton Wanderers prepare for the visit of opponents, Peterborough United.
All Bolton Wanderers v Peterborough United match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
Bolton Wanderers will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 2-1 League One losing effort in their last game against Reading.
The only name on the scoresheet from Bolton Wanderers was Dion Charles (20'). Charlie Savage (77') and Caylan Vickers (86') scored for Reading.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Bolton Wanderers have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Bolton Wanderers have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 11 goals on the way.
Ahead of this clash, Bolton Wanderers have not lost a league tie with Peterborough United in their previous 2 games.
Peterborough United head into the clash following a 3-0 League One win against Cheltenham Town in their most recent match.
For Peterborough United, the goalscorers were Harrison Burrows (54'), Jonson Clarke-Harris (61') and Peter Kioso (90').
The stats tell the story, and Peterborough United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 10 goals in all. At the back, Peterborough United have clearly had some problems. With no two games being the same, we will just have to wait and see whether that pattern shall be replicated here in this match.
Coming into this contest, Peterborough United are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 26/02/2013 shows us that Bolton Wanderers have won 4 of these & Peterborough United 2, with the tally of draws standing at 0.
A combined total of 12 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them for The Trotters and 2 created by The Posh. The average goals per game has been 2.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was League One match day 31 on 11/02/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Peterborough United 0-5 Bolton Wanderers.
The referee was Lee Swabey.
Team News: Bolton Wanderers
There aren’t many selection issues, with just one fitness concern for the Bolton Wanderers gaffer Ian Evatt to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy group. George Johnston (Knee Surgery) won’t play.
It seems likely that The Trotters will probably go for a 3-4-3 formation for this one, utilising Thomas Kaminski, Reece Burke, Tom Lockyer, Amari'i Bell, Issa Kabore, Marvelous Nakamba, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Alfie Doughty, Jacob Brown, Carlton Morris and Chiedozie Ogbene.
Team News: Peterborough United
Out of a mainly healthy group of players, there’s just the sole fitness worry for the Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson to be concerned about. Jeando Fuchs (Groin Injury) misses out for this game.
From our viewpoint, The Posh will likely elect for a 4-2-3-1 formation, giving starts to Jose Sa, Nelson Semedo, Craig Dawson, Max Kilman, Rayan Ait Nouri, Joao Gomes, Mario Lemina, Pedro Neto, J. Bellegarde, Hee-Chan Hwang and Matheus Cunha.
Here, we’re thinking that Peterborough United will need to put in a solid display to breach the defence of this Bolton Wanderers side who should manage to score & go ahead.
We’re going for a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 victory for Bolton Wanderers at the end of the match.
Looking forward to this.
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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 7, EFL Trophy (Group E - North)
🔑 Key Player: Victor Adeboyejo
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Victor Adeboyejo was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. Having made his senior debut playing for Leyton Orient in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Forward has got 4 league goals in the League One 2023 - 2024 season so far from a total of 7 appearances.