With just five games to go in The Championship season, Bolton Wanderers host high-flying Millwall at The Macron Stadium tonight.
A poor run of three successive defeats has pushed Wanderers closer to trouble, moving from 19th to 21st. The Whites are just two points outside the bottom three, and with Barnsley having a game in hand, every point matters.
A fourth successive defeat hasn’t happened since last September.
Tonight, Wanderers have to face a Millwall side with the second best unbeaten run in English football, having gone fifteen games without defeat. Millwall are currently 7th in the table, just a point behind Middlesbrough.
Historically Wanderers have been good against Millwall, having won ten of the last eleven meetings. Millwall last won away at Bolton forty-five years ago.
Hopefully Bolton can get back to winning ways on home soil. 72% of Wanderers’ points have come at The Macron, so it’s vital that in the three remaining games at home, Bolton try and pick up as many points as possible (obviously).
Jan Kirchhoff will definitely be out, whilst Chinedu Obasi’s groin injury will prevent him from making his debut. Darren Pratley and Filipe Morais both have a slim chance of featuring, though Morais is more likely than Pratley. Connor Hall looks set to at least make the bench, having not travelled with the U23s to Charlton.
Byron Webster is the only absentee for Millwall.
Millwall are the odds on favourites for the game at 19/20. A Wanderers win is 3/1 with the bookies, whilst a draw is 23/10.
Both teams desperately need the points for different reasons. 1-1.