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Match Preview: Burnley v Bolton Wanderers

Could the local derby finally spark Wanderers out of their rut?

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After an international break that took forever, we’re finally back with a local derby away at Burnley. Could this be the game we finally end our away day hoodoo at?

The evidence at QPR looked promising but you could say that about games all season.

Team News:

Bolton Wanderers

Changes are possible to the defence after Neil Lennon stated he was unhappy how many we’ve conceded in the last 3 games. Dean Moxey is a major doubt after it was revealed he had been playing through an injury. This could leave the door open to give Jose Casado his first start. Shoulder-injury victim Zach Clough remains out.

Burnley

There are no fresh injury concerns for Burnley after the 2 weeks off. We will also miss the chance to see former fans favourite, Lukas Jutkiewicz as he is out with a ruptured ACL.

Form

Bolton

WDLDL

Burnley

WWDLW

Top Scorers

Bolton

Liam Feeney – 3

Burnley

Michael Keane- 3

Match Odds

Bolton 7/2

Draw 13/5

Burnley 3/4

One to watch

Andre Gray

The expensive striker was bought in the summer from Birmingham and had a steady start, scoring 2 goals in 5 games. What is a worry however, the amount of pace he is has coupled with the aerial ability his strike partner, Vokes has.

Sam Vokes is more than capable of winning the ball in the air and flicking it on to an on-charging Gray. We need defenders who can deal with both threats.

Prediction

Our away form is just awful.

Burnley have a very good strike force and we’ve decided to start conceding for fun. That said I have a feeling we may see some big changes from Lennon given the recent run.

A new look back line could finally be the combination that works…or it could be a disjointed catastrophe.

I hope I’m wrong, but 2-1 to Burnley.