Date: 11th January 2019 at 10:53am
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Amongst all the protests, statements written in crayon and winding-up petitions, there’s a football match to concentrate on tomorrow, as Bolton make the first of two trips in the next three weekends down to Bristol City. Phil Parkinson has upped the ante by saying the next twenty games could be among the biggest in our history. That’s a big call…

Team news

Craig Noone and Josh Vela have been ill this week, while Jack Hobbs, Andrew Taylor and Marc Wilson have all been back in training. God knows what’s happening with Gary O’Neil. Bristol City have signed Kasey Palmer on loan from Chelsea (he had been at Blackburn earlier in the season) and he could start in midfield.

Facts and stats

These two sides met in August at our place, where we managed to blow a 2-0 lead in what was ultimately a 2-2 draw.

Last season’s visit to Ashton Gate ended in a 2-0 defeat. Our last win there was a 2-1 victory in 2013, Craig Davies scoring a late penalty that afternoon.

Bolton have taken just one point from their last five away matches, Bristol City meanwhile have won just one of their last six at home in the league, that being a 1-0 win over nine-man Rotherham.

Prediction

Hopefully it won’t another thrashing, but I don’t see us getting anything out of the match. 2-0 to Bristol City.

 

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