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Match Preview: Norwich City vs Bolton Wanderers

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Bolton face the top of the table

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After a week filled with more off field trouble, Bolton Wanderers head to Carrow Road to take on surprise league leaders, Norwich City.

Despite spirited performances against Millwall and rivals Wigan Athletic in recent weeks, Wanderers have still only won just once in their last sixteen games, whilst also going goalless in ten of those games.

Their form is polar opposite of that to today’s opponents Norwich, who have won five of their last six games. Manager Daniel Farke has just been awarded the manager of the month award for November as reward for the Canaries’ rise to the top of the league.

Last season’s 0-0 draw at Carrow Road was the first time Bolton avoided defeat there since 2000, which was also when their last win there occurred. Bolton won 2-0 way back at the start of the century, with goals from Michael Ricketts & Gudni Bergsson.

With Teemu Pukki in red hot form and having only lost just once in fifteen games, the home side are clear favourites for the game.

But, will the manager of the month curse haunt Norwich? Probably not.

Team News

Will Buckley could be a doubt for Wanderers after picking up a groin strain last week. Former Canary Gary O’Neil could feature against his former side.

Meanwhile for the hosts, Onel Hernandez is available again following a hamstring problem, but Moritz Leitner and Grant Hanley remain sidelined.

Odds

Home 2/5

Draw 10/3

Away 15/2

Match Prediction

3-0 Norwich. Just can’t see us getting anything from the game. Would love to be proved wrong.