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The League One meeting at The Select Car Leasing Stadium on Saturday sees hosts Reading up against opponents in Bolton Wanderers.
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Reading will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 1-0 League One losing effort in their last game against Cambridge United.
Fejiri Okenabirhie (83') was the scorer for Cambridge United.
In their preceding 6 games, Rubén Sellés's Reading have hit the back of the net a combined total of 6 times, an average number of goals scored per match of 1.
Bolton Wanderers head into the encounter following on from a 3-0 EFL Trophy win to beat Salford City in their previous match.
For Bolton Wanderers, the goalscorers were Carlos Mendes Gomes (1'), Ricardo Santos (12') and Aaron Morley (53').
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes involving Bolton Wanderers, a minimum of three goals have gone in. The overall average number of goals per match within that spell is 3.33, with the number of goals averaged by Bolton Wanderers equalling 1.67. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend will be continued on here.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 21/11/2015 tells us that Reading have won 2 of these and Bolton Wanderers 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 3.
An aggregate of 13 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 7 for The Royals and 6 for The Trotters. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Championship match day 29 on 29/01/2019 and the score finished Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Reading.
In that match, Bolton Wanderers managed 35% possession and 13 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer was Jack Hobbs (92').
Reading had 16 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Nélson Oliveira (74') scored.
The match was refereed by Scott Duncan.
Team News: Reading
The Reading boss Rubén Sellés has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this match thanks to a completely healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Bolton Wanderers
Due to a mostly full-strength group of players, there’s only the sole fitness issue for the Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt to be concerned with. George Johnston (Knee Surgery) won’t be in action.
We’re of the view that Reading will have a tough ask to register a score against this Bolton Wanderers outfit who we reckon should just have the edge.
We therefore see a good tussle with a 0-1 advantage for Bolton Wanderers at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Select Car Leasing Stadium (24,161)
Captain: Andy Yiadom
Chairman: Dai Yongge and Dai Xiuli
Manager: Rubén Sellés
Competitions: League One position 20, EFL Trophy (Group G - South)
⭐ Key Player: Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan
Mostly used in the Striker position, Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan was born in England. Having made a first senior appearance for Reading in the 2022 - 2023 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 2 league goals in this League One 2023 - 2024 season to date in a total of 6 appearances.