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Match Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs Bristol Rovers

Wanderers look to get back to winning ways against Bristol Rovers

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After Saturday's disappointing 2-0 defeat to League One leaders Sheffield United, Bolton Wanderers will be looking to get back winning ways on Tuesday night against Bristol Rovers. Wanderers, who have now slipped to 4th in the table, will be coming up against a Rovers side struggling for goals and form since the departure of striker Matty Taylor to fierce rivals Bristol City. Wanderers will be hoping for a repeat result of the last meeting between the two sides, when Bolton claimed a 2-1 win at Bristol back in August.

This will be Rovers' first ever visit to the Macron Stadium. The last time Wanderers faced Bristol Rovers at home was way back in 1989, with Bolton winning the game 1-0 at Burnden Park.

With a trip to face promotion rivals Fleetwood Town (never thought i'd be saying that) on the horizon, Wanderers need to claim as many points as possible in their five remaining home games.

Team News

Jay Spearing is available again after serving a two match suspension. Reece Wabara could be in line to make his debut, whilst Andrew Taylor looks set to replace Dean Moxey in the starting line-up after missing the last two games through injury. Tom Thorpe could miss out due to suffering from whiplash, whilst Gary Madine is still suffering from a virus.

For Bristol Rovers, Lee Brown is expected to replace Bob Harris at left-back if he recovers in time from a knock he picked up in training last week. James Clarke is also another option, whilst there could also be a change at right-back if Joe Partington proves his fitness after missing the Scunthorpe game.


Bolton Wanderers


Bristol Rovers


Top Goalscorer

Bolton Wanderers

Zach Clough - 9

Gary Madine - 8

Bristol Rovers

Matty Taylor - 16

Billy Bodin - 8

Match Odds

Bolton Wanderers 11/10

Draw 12/5

Bristol Rovers 5/2

Match Prediction

Bolton Wanderers 3-1 Bristol Rovers

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