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Match Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs Gillingham

Wanderers welcome Gillingham to the Macron on Monday night

Tottenham Hotspur v Gillingham - EFL Cup Third Round Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

After the 3-2 win against Sheffield United in the FA Cup last Sunday, Bolton Wanderers return to league action against an inform Gillingham side. The Gills won three out of four league games in November, and will hope to continue that run of form at the Macron. Meanwhile, Wanderers have won four in a row in all competitions and will look to make it five. A win for Bolton would close the gap between Wanderers and league leaders Scunthorpe to just one point. The game marks the first time in fifteen years the two teams have met in the league. Michael Ricketts, Per Frandsen and Gudni Bergsson scored for Wanderers in a 3-3 draw at The Reebok. It's also worth noting that Bolton haven't lost to Gillingham in nearly thirty years.

Team News

Wanderers will probably go into the game unchanged from the FA Cup game last weekend. Max Clayton may return to the bench, whilst Mark Howard, Mark Davies and Darren Pratley remain Bolton’s long term absentees.

Gillingham will be without Bradley Garmston and former Bradford City midfielder Billy Knott, who picked up a hamstring injury in their last game. Former Wanderers player Chris Herd is also likely to miss out.

Form

Bolton Wanderers

LLWWWW

Gillingham

WWLWLW

Top Goalscorer

Bolton Wanderers

Zach Clough - 7

Gillingham

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas - 9

Odds

Bolton Wanderers 8/11

Draw 11/4

Gillingham 18/5

Score Prediction

Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Gillingham