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Match Preview: Huddersfield Town vs Bolton

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A look at Saturdays game against Huddersfield Town.

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Huddersfield Town vs. Bolton Wanderers

John Smith Stadium

Saturday 19th September, 2015

KO: 15:00

Bolton are now four games unbeaten with three draws and one win. Huddersfield Town, on the other hand, come in to this game on the back of a 2-1 victory against Charlton Athletic. They are, however, a point below Wanderers after a poor start to the season.

Team News:

Bolton:

Zach Clough was a casualty against Sheffield Wednesday and now might be out for as long as three months. David Wheater, Max Clayton and Liam Trotter all made appearances for the U21’s this week although it is presumed too early for them to return. Dorian Dervite and Darren Pratley remain sidelined.

Huddersfield:

Huddersfield have recently signed Jed Steer, to replace departed goal keeper Alex Smithies, who will start his second game for the Terriers. They have no suspensions currently in place but could offer a first home start to Forrest loanee Jamie Paterson.

Form

Huddersfield: DLLLW

Bolton: LDDWD

Top Scorers

Huddersfield:

Nahki Wells – 2

Bolton:

Clough, Dobbie and Feeney - 1

Match Odds

Bolton 3.10

Draw 3.30

Huddersfield 2.25

One to watch

Nahki Wells

The Bermuda international is Huddersfield’s main goal threat with two goal this year (something our strikers could only aspire to). Huddersfield have two very quick wingers in Sean Scannell and Mustapha Crayol, so he is likely to get lots of service from the wings. With this is mind, he is also likely to be a high risk on the counter attack.

What Has Been Said

Chris Powell:

On failing to win in his first 6 games: "I think sometimes people don't realise how big the changes have been here…I've always known that we've been close, but it has been a tough period".

Neil Lennon:

"We're still a work-in-progress as a team, but that will change. Some of the football we've played has been excellent… Osede and Prince are an exciting partnership. They've done excellently together so far and they have a good relationship."

Prediction

I feel confident on this one as I think we’ll control the game. The question remains if we’ll score. They’re a danger on the counter attack, we might need more than one goal to win it.

Let’s be positive and say 1-2 to the Wanderers.