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Match Preview: Ipswich Town vs Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers head to Portman Road

Dean Holdsworth scores

Following on from the dismal performance at The Riverside on Wednesday night, Bolton Wanderers head to Portman Road to take on the worst team in The Championship so far this season, Ipswich Town.

The Tractor Boys have yet to win in the league this season & have only managed to get four points from eight games.

Bolton dropped to 15th in midweek after the defeat against Boro, and will be hoping to avoid a third successive defeat.

Wanderers’ record at Portman Road is absolutely dreadful. Not only have they lost on their five visits, but they also haven’t even managed a goal in that time.

Their last victory was way back in 2005, a 3-1 win in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.

The last win in the league was nearly seventeen years ago. Goals from Gudni Bergsson and Michael Ricketts secured a 2-1 victory for Bolton.

Interestingly, Ipswich have the highest ratio of headed goals in the league this season. Wanderers have yet to concede a headed goal.

Team News

Andrew Taylor & Sammy Ameobi will definitely miss out through injury. Jack Hobbs could be available after picking up a cut to the eye against Boro.

Hopefully Wanderers revert back to a back four. Erhun Oztumer, Yanic Wildschut, Craig Noone and Josh Magennis could all be in contention to start. Also don’t be surprised to see Christian Doidge return after missing out on the Boro game completely.

Lets hope we see a more attack minded Wanderers starting XI.

For Ipswich, former Bolton forward Jonathan Walters looks set to miss the game through injury. Good news for us, Walters has scored four goals in his last three appearances against Bolton.

Match Odds

Ipswich are the favourites with the bookies at 17/20. Wanderers are 7/2 to win and a draw is 23/10.

Match Prediction

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