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Match Preview: Derby County vs Bolton Wanderers

Bolton's relegation looks set to be confirmed at the iPro stadium.

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Derby County vs Bolton Wanderers

iPro Stadium

Saturday 9th April

KO: 15:00

After Bolton's 3-1 defeat at the hands of Brentford on Tuesday night, Bolton face promotion chasing Derby County. Now over a year since Bolton's last away win (D6 L17), the Trotters travel to sixth placed Derby County with relegation all but confirmed. When Bolton met Derby on the opening day of the season, it was Neil Lennon against Paul Clement. Eight months on, it's now Jimmy Phillips and Darren Wassall in the dugouts. After Derby spent an eye watering £25 million on transfers, Clement was replaced by Wassall, who has so far won half of his ten games in charge, including a 4-0 hammering of promotion rivals Hull City last Tuesday. Derby have everything still to play for, where as Bolton are only playing for pride. It's also worth noting Wanderers have not won against Derby in their last five meetings.

Team News

Bolton Wanderers

Rob Holding will be available after sitting out the Brentford game due to picking up a red card against Reading. Gary Madine, Mark Davies and Stephen Dobbie face late fitness tests. Max Clayton, Dorian Dervite andWellington Silva remain sidelined.

Derby County

Will Hughes is available after coming back from a knee injury sustained against Bolton back in August.


Bolton Wanderers LDLLLL

Derby County WLDWLW

Match Stats

Bolton Wanderers

Top Goalscorer - Gary Madine (6)

Most Assists - Dean Moxey (5)

Derby County

Top Goalscorer - Chris Martin (15)

Most Assists - Chris Martin (9)

One To Watch

Chris Martin - Derby's top goalscorer will cause problems for the Whites.

Match Odds

Derby County 2/7

Draw 2/1

Bolton Wanderers 9/1

Match Prediction

Derby County 3-0 Bolton Wanderers