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Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Bolton Wanderers

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We take on Brighton in the best form of our year, will it be enough to come away with something?

MOTM and now injured, Just our luck
MOTM and now injured, Just our luck
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For once there can be a sense of optimism writing this preview; three unbeaten in the league, 2 of which were wins. That said, we face a sterner test in Saturdays game against Brighton and Hove Albion. We are away which means we should brace ourselves for a draw at best (which would actually be a very good result). Brighton aren’t flying quite as high as when we last played them, a game that finished 2-2 but they still remain in the play-off places. They’re on a three game win streak, so we’ll have to be at our best to get anything at all here.

Team News:

Bolton Wanderers

Zach Clough is mooted to be back in the squad having been on the brink of returning against Rotherham United. Liam Trotter has damaged his hamstring and so will not be in the squad which is gutting considering his form of late. Gary Madine and Neil Danns are also back in contention after returning from injury.

Brighton and Hove Albion

January signing, Jiri Skalak might get his first appearance in a Brighton shirt. The skilful striker wasn’t seen in their 3-0 win against Brentford.

Form

Bolton Wanderers

LWDW

Brighton and Hove Albion

LWWW

Top Scorers

Bolton Wanderers

Gary Madine - 6

Brighton and Hove Albion

Tomer Hemed & Bobby Zamora – 7

Match Odds

Bolton Wanderers 5.0

Draw 3.75

Brighton and Hove Albion 1.57

One to watch

Dorian Dervite

Brighton’s best chance of a goal I’d say.

Prediction

We’re in form for once this season, problem is they’re in better form. Can’t see them dropping the ball here, although I Imagine we’ll be spirited and could nick a draw if lady luck in our corner. Otherwise, Brighton 2-1 Bolton