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Match Preview: Cardiff City vs Bolton Wanderers

Bolton travel to Wales to face Cardiff.

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Cardiff City vs Bolton Wanderers

Cardiff City Stadium

Saturday 23rd April

KO: 15:00

After Tuesday's 0-0 draw at home to Charlton Athletic, Bolton travel to Wales to face Cardiff City. Cardiff have an outside chance of reaching the Play-Offs, and will need to win all three of their remaining games to stand a chance. Bolton's last away came at Cardiff way back in April 2015, when Eidur Gudjohnsen and Craig Davies scored to give Bolton a 3-0 win. Bolton have won three of the last six meetings with the Bluebirds, and have also scored 8 goals against Cardiff in the last three meetings.

Team News

Bolton Wanderers

Wellington Silva may play for Bolton before the end of the season. Dorian Dervite has returned to full training, but Gary Madine remains sidelined. Mark Davies is also out, whilst Oscar Threlkeld looks set to keep his place in the first team.

Cardiff City

Cardiff will be without Fabio, who has been suffering from a groin injury. Declan John and Aron Gunnarsson also miss out. Kenneth Zohore scored his first goal for the Bluebirds last time out and could be given an opportunity to start Saturday. Bruno Ecuele-Manga should return after recovering from a bout of malaria.


Bolton Wanderers: LLLLLD

Cardiff City: DWDLDL

Match Stats

Bolton Wanderers

Top Goalscorer: Gary Madine, Zach Clough (6)

Most Assists: Dean Moxey (5)

Cardiff City

Top Goalscorer: Anthony Pilkington (8)

Most Assists: Peter Whittingham (7)

What's Been Said

Jimmy Phillips: ''The Cardiff game will be a great chance for some of the younger players to prove themselves too.

We need to build on our defensive display the other night though and improve going forward in these last few games.''

Russell Slade: ''We’ve proved, we’ve been challenging all season, an indicator that we are not too far away. If we are shrewd in the summer window, couple of good signings we may not be too far away from top six next time. If that happens.''

Match Odds

Bolton Wanderers 15/2

Draw 19/5

Cardiff City 4/11

Match Prediction

Cardiff City 2-1 Bolton Wanderers