Our football match prediction:
Bolton Wanderers play host to Derby County at Macron Stadium on day 4 of the new Championship campaign. Bolton are eyeing their first win of the season and they head into Saturday’s football match following back-to-back draws against the likes of Millwall and Birmingham City. The newcomers had 12 goal attempts in the goalless draw with Birmingham City and they could have won the game. The Wanderers are likely to fight tooth and nail against Derby and a close encounter appears on the cards. The Rams recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Preston in midweek and, no doubt, they regained a much-needed confidence. Derby County are tough to beat at home, but they often struggle on the travels and we predict that they are going to share the spoils with Bolton at Macron Stadium. In their last meeting in Bolton the two teams played out a goalless draw.
Highlighted Player (Jay Spearing):
After impressing in Liverpool’s youth academy, Jay Spearing made 30 appearances in the league for the first team. However, the English midfielder was playing below expectations in the Premier League and, as a result, he was sent on loan to Leicester City in 2010. Spearing played for Bolton Wanderers on loan as well and in 2013 he signed a permanent deal with the Trotters. He scored three goals, while providing six assists for his teammates in 37 appearances for Bolton in the 2016/2017 League One campaign and, no doubt, he helped the club secure promotion to the Championship. Jay Spearing, who was born in Wallasey, England on November 25, 1988, has yet to make his England debut. His main position is defensive midfield, but he is capable of playing as both central and left midfielder as well. Jay Spearing has a deal with Bolton Wanderers which expires in the summer of 2021.
Highlighted Team (Derby County):
Derby County are one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. However, nowadays the Rams compete in the Championship and they play their home matches at Pride Park Stadium. Derby County have won the two trophies in the English top flight (1971/1972, 1974/1975), with the team lifting the FA Cup trophy just after the World War II (1946). Derby’s main rivals are Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United, but the rivalry between Forest and Derby is regarded as the biggest one. The two teams take on each other in the East Midlands derby. The colour of Derby’s shirts is white, whilst their shorts are black. It has to be noted that the club was founded in 1884 by William Morley. The Rams competed in the European competitions four times, but they did not record a notable result in the European Cups. The club’s chairman is Mel Morris.