Bolton Match Zone

Preview: Ipswich v Bolton – Will We Get Something?


Bolton have got themselves in a bit of a slump it seems, with no win in four, two defeats in five days, and lots of off-field issues, at times far more important than football itself.

After one long trip in midweek, it’s time for another, as Wanderers make the endlessly long trip to Ipswich. The Tractor Boys are in a worse position than us on the pitch, failing to win a game so far after getting rid of Mick McCarthy. That hasn’t worked out so far then…

Team news

Jack Hobbs will be out after suffering a head wound against Middlesbrough. Hopefully there will be some tactical changes because that system on Wednesday just didn’t work. For Ipswich, Jonathan Walters is missing with an Achilles problem but summer signing Toto Nsiala has completed his suspension.

One to watch

Gwion Edwards – A quick Welsh winger who signed in the summer from Peterborough for around £700,000 – he is Ipswich’s top scorer having bagged a couple of goals since joining.

Stats and facts

Ipswich have drawn all four of their home games so far. Bolton have two wins, a draw and a defeat on the road.

We’re winless against Ipswich in 10 games since an FA Cup win in 2005. Our last league win (and goals for that matter) came in 2001 when this was a Premiership fixture.

We are one of three clubs not to concede a headed goal yet. What a stat.

Last season’s corresponding fixture saw us lose 2-0.

Barry Knight is still not a very nice person.


Surely Ipswich won’t draw again. 1-1 does seem right though, even if it means we have to score.

Next fixtures

Derby at home next Saturday, then away to Stoke a week on Tuesday.

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