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Match Preview: Leeds United vs Bolton Wanderers

Will it be a Good Friday for Bolton?

Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Daniel Smith/Getty Images

With the international break over, The Championship is back in full swing and Bolton Wanderers travel to Elland Road to take on Leeds United.

Following on the 1-0 against Aston Villa at The Macron Stadium two weeks ago, Wanderers are currently 19th in the table, and travel to Leeds having drawn their last three games away from home.

Hosts Leeds have won just once in eight games under manager Paul Heckingbottom, falling to 14th in the table.

Leeds claimed the victory when the two sides met in August, beating Bolton 3-2 on the opening day of the season.

Wanderers haven’t beaten Leeds since the famous 5-1 victory four years ago, whilst Leeds haven’t completed a league double over Bolton since the 1997/98 campaign when the sides were in the Premier League.

A win could push Bolton nine points clear of the bottom three, with a huge fixture against Birmingham City coming on Tuesday.

Team News

Darren Pratley and Karl Henry are doubts for the game, which isn’t great. Hopefully, Jan Kirchhoff can return, having missed the last couple of games. David Wheater and Antonee Robinson could be in line to start, though it’s thought that Phil Parkinson won’t make too many changes from the side that beat Aston Villa.

Meanwhile, Samuel Saiz is expected to return for Leeds after missing the last game with a hamstring injury.


The hosts are the favourites for the win at 10/11. A Wanderers win 16/5, whilst a draw is 12/5.

Match Prediction

I’ll say 1-1.