Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bolton Wanderers, who were not in action in the League One at the weekend, play host to Fleetwood Town on Matchday 17. The rock-bottom side are now on minus five points in the League One standings, meaning that they face yet another must-win game against Fleetwood. The Trotters did well to beat Bristol Rovers on the road in their last league fixture, and they must be high on confidence ahead of Saturday’s football match.
Joey Barton’s troops, on the other hand, are determined to return to the Championship, but beating Bolton on the road is easier said than done. Seeing that the hosts are likely to leave their hearts on the field, we predict that they are going to grab something from the match. You should bear in mind that Bolton emerged triumphant in each of their last three meetings with Fleetwood Town in the English third tier.
Highlighted Player (Luke Murphy):
After spending his youth career at Crew Alexandra, Luke Murphy made his debut with the Railwaymen at senior level on December 13, 2008 in a 1-0 win over Swindon Town. Murphy scored his first goal with Crew Alexandra in a 4-1 away victory over Hartlepool United 15 days later.
After scoring 21 goals in 161 appearances for the club, the English footballer moved to Leeds United in June 2013, signing a three-year deal with the Elland Road outfit for a fee of around £1 million. Luke Murphy played for Burton Albion on loan as well before signing a two-year contract with Bolton Wanderers in August 2018.
Murphy made his debut for the Trotters on August 4, 2018 in a 2-1 win over WBA. The experienced midfielder was born in Macclesfield, England on October 21, 1989. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both defensive and right midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Fleetwood):
Known for their attacking style of play, Fleetwood Town are a professional football club based in Fletwood, Lancashire. The Fishermen play their home matches at Highbury Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 5,327 (2,672 seated), with the team wearing red and white shirts in home matches.
On the other hand, Fleetwood footballers are dressed in yellow when playing on the travels. The original club was founded back in 1908 under the name of Fleetwood FC and 69 years later they were re-established as Fleetwood Town F.C. In 1998 the club was renamed to Fleetwood Wanderers after the second reformation.
Legendary England footballer Joey Barton is considered one of the club’s most notable coaches. Barton, who was known for his incidents on the field, has been in charge since June 2, 2018. Neighbouring club Blackpool are regarded as one of Fleetwood’s main rivals. The Fishermen have built up rivalries with Morecambe and Preston North End as well.