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Match Preview: Leeds United vs Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers travel to Leeds in desperate need of some good news on the pitch.

Middlesbrough v Leeds United - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Bolton Wanderers did what they seemingly always do after a glimmer of light, and lost on against promotion hopefuls Norwich City last weekend.

Leeds United on the other hand obtained a 2-1 win over mid table Swansea City. That comes after a mix run of results for the promtion chasers which has allowed some of the chasing pack to close the gap on the automatic promotion places.

The hosts will be looking to keep themsleves up at the top of the table by securing a win which none but the most optomistic Bolton fan would think they will not have secured by 3:15.

Team News

Remi Matthews is set to continue in goal after a string of good performances with Ben Alnwick still struggling with a knee problem. Luca Connell has gone from injured to ill and is not expected to take part in the match. Gary O’Neil and Jack Hobbs have both returned to training.

Otherwise the Bolton squad is as it was.

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has just gone ahead and named his team for the weekend already. Are they a little too cocky? Probably not...

Patrick Bamford is the main man to watch up top in a team head a shoulders above the visitors in terms of quality.

Match Odds

Leeds win - 1/4

Draw - 9/2

Bolton win - 14/1

#GetAPrice - Leeds to win both halves, Leeds Over 2.5 goals in the match and Leeds to keep a clean sheet - 7/2

Match Prediction

I’m glad there is some far more important sport on this week in the form of Wales vs England in the Six Nations as it means I can ignore this match. If any Championship team is going to lose a game this season conceding a number of goals a rugby team would be pleased with it will be Bolton, but I’m going to go for a low scoring affair, 3-0 Leeds.