Our prediction for this League 1 match:
High-flying Bolton will look to extend their winning run to four games when they take on Burton in the League One round 26. The Trotters have been in a fine form of late and it is no wonder the bookies see them as hot favourites to win the first game of the year. Nigeria forward Victor Adeboyejo could sneak into the starting XI after scoring as a substitute in the last league match, while there are no fresh injury concerns in the home team.
The Brewers, on the other hand, defeated both Blackpool and Shrewsbury in the previous two home games, but given their difficulties on the road, we predict that Bolton are going to emerge triumphant in Monday’s encounter. Barring any fresh injury worries, Gary Mills is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Shrews on Friday.
Highlighted Team (Bolton):
Bolton Wanderers were formed as Christ Church Football Club back in 1874 and three years later they adopted their current name. The Trotters currently compete in the Championship and they play their home games at Macron Stadium, which was opened in 1997.
Speaking of the club’s trophies, Bolton Wanderers won the FA Cup on four occasions (1923, 1926, 1929 and 1958), but they have yet to win the Premier League title. The Trotters were producing splendid displays in the 2003/2004 Premier League campaign, with the team finishing the season in eighth position in the standings, which is regarded as the club’s best result in the English top flight.
Bolton did well to reach the UEFA Cup knockout stages in the 2007/2008 season; the English outfit eliminated Atletico Madrid in the two-legged tie, but Sporting Lisbon eventually proved to be a big catch for the Trotters.
Nigeria international Jay-Jay Okocha is one of the most notable footballers who played for Bolton and he scored 14 goals in 124 appearances in the league for the club. Bury are considered the club’s fiercest rivals.