After last week’s convincing 5-2 win against Walsall in the FA Cup, Bolton Wanderers return to league action against Bristol City.
Due to Wanderers’ cup triumph, today marks the first of two trips to Ashton Gate this month, with the sides meeting again in the fourth round in two weeks time.
Bristol City go into the game unbeaten in eight games, a run they would certainly like to extend to improve their chances of a play-off place.
Wanderers’ record at Ashton Gate in recent times hasn’t been great to say the least. Everyone remembers the disastrous 6-0 defeat back in 2016.
In fact, Bolton have won just twice in their last seventeen visits to Bristol City. Phil Parkinson has also never won a game at Ashton Gate in seven attempts.
Wanderers could be without several first team players. Craig Noone and Josh Vela have been ill this week, whilst Jack Hobbs, Andrew Taylor and Marc Wilson have only just returned to training.
Meanwhile for Bristol, Kasey Palmer is set to make his debut after joining on loan from Chelsea. Lloyd Kelly, Tomas Kalas, Marlon Pack and Andreas Weimann are set to return after being rested for last week’s FA Cup victory against Huddersfield.
Would love Wanderers to get a result but I just can’t see it happening. 1-0 Bristol.