Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Barnsley and Bolton take on each other at Oakwell in their first League One match of 2023. The Tykes are on a four-game winning run at home, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to win Monday’s clash. A man to watch in the home team will be experienced forward James Norwood, who has found his goal-scoring touch of late, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Trotters, on the other hand, have been involved in some low-scoring games of late, and they will continue to rely on their solid defence. In the first half of the season the two teams played out a goalless draw at Oakwell, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on under 2.5 goals. As for the visiting side, DR Congo international Elias Kachunga should be recalled to the starting XI.