Date: 22nd November 2019 at 3:45pm
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Bolton play their first away game in over a month tomorrow afternoon when they make the short trip to Accrington – it’s the first time we’ve been on the road since the win at Bristol Rovers, although a subsequent trip to Lincoln was postponed due to the weather.

Wanderers are finally on positive points after last weekend’s win, and have seemed to escape a further deduction, although the EFL, crying about the decision of an independent panel they referred the case to, might still have something to say about that. While we’re saying it’s an away game, it might feel like a home one, we sold our allocation quickly, and snapped up some extra seats too.

Team news

Liam Bridcutt wasn’t fully fit last Saturday, but still played. Hopefully he can be involved again tomorrow. Otherwise there don’t appear to be any new injury worries for Bolton. Accrington will have a former Wanderer in their ranks, Joe Pritchard, the young midfielder who made a few appearances last season, moved to Stanley in the summer.

Facts and stats

This is the first league meeting between Bolton and Accrington Stanley.

Wanderers have won their last three league games, only table-topping Wycombe have done likewise.

Bolton are the lowest scorers in the division, but have scored five of their eight goals since 20th October, which is the last time Accrington scored in the league.

Since the start of October we’ve picked up two points per game. If the season had started then, and we had no points deduction, we’d be 9th.

Prediction

Accrington’s complete inability to score means they’ll probably go crazy in front of goal. I’ll go a 2-1 defeat but that’s being very pessimistic.

 

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