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Match Preview: Brentford vs Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers return to league action at Griffin Park

Brentford v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

After exiting the FA Cup at the first time of asking, Bolton Wanderers return to league action against promotion outsiders Brentford.

Wanderers face Brentford having won their last two league games in a row. If they make it three at Griffin Park, it’ll be the first time it’s been done since April 2014.

Bolton don’t have the best of records at Griffin Park, having not won there since 1989. Wanderers have also not kept a clean sheet at Griffin Park in their last eighteen visits, so it’s likely you’re going to see a goal or two from the hosts.

Wanderers will definitely want to put in a better showing than their last visit, which ended in a 3-1 home win two years ago.

Team News

Wanderers are of course without midfielders Karl Henry and Darren Pratley, who went off injured against Hull City on New Years Day. Gary Madine should return after being rested for the cup, whilst new signing Harry Charsley should make his debut after arriving on loan from Everton during the week.

Brentford will likely be without defenders John Egan and Henrik Dalsgaard through injury. Midfielder Lewis Macleod should return.

Form

Brentford - LDWWWL

Bolton Wanderers - LLWLWW

Odds

The home side are odds on for this one at 3/5. A draw is 3/1 and a Wanderers win comes in at a decent 17/4.

Match Prediction

Without Henry and Pratley, I think Wanderers might struggle a bit. I’ll go 2-1 Brentford.