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Match Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs Blackburn Rovers

Bolton host Blackburn two days after Wanderers' humiliating 4-0 defeat at Rotherham on Boxing Day.

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Bolton Wanderers vs Blackburn Rovers

Macron Stadium

Monday 28th December

KO: 12:45

Bolton host Blackburn two days after Wanderers' humiliating 4-0 defeat at Rotherham on Boxing Day. The Whites will look to continue the impressive home run against Blackburn, stretching back to 2010. Although Bolton will have to defy the odds and win for the first time in 17 games.

Team News

Bolton Wanderers

Bolton striker Emile Heskey is a major doubt after the 37-year-old injured a hamstring against Rotherham. Shola Ameobi (groin), Mark Davies and Josh Vela (both knee) missed the 4-0 defeat on Boxing Day while Max Clayton (hamstring) is a long-term absentee.

Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn midfielder Corry Evans has had a hamstring problem, but may be fit in time for the trip to the Macron Stadium. Fellow midfielder Jason Lowe (foot) is Rovers' only long-term absentee.

Form

Bolton Wanderers

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Blackburn Rovers

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Stats

Bolton Wanderers

Top Goalscorer: Liam Feeney - 4

Most Red Cards - Jay Spearing, Prince, Dorian Dervite (1)

Most Yellow Cards - Jay Spearing (3)

Blackburn Rovers

Top Goalscorer: Jordan Rhodes - 9

Most Red Cards - Adam Henley (1)

Most Yellow Cards - Corry Evans (7)

One To Watch

Jordan Rhodes - Blackburn's key player and will almost certainly score against Neil Lennon's 'pick for fun' ever changing defence.

Interesting Fact

Blackburn have lost each of their past five league trips to Bolton. The last time they lost six on the spin in Bolton was in 1894.

Match Odds

Bolton 11/4 Draw 9/4 Blackburn 23/20