Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bolton will be looking to make a flying start to the new League One campaign when they take on MK Dons on Saturday afternoon. The Trotters were producing fine displays in pre-season, with the team beating all Preston, Barrow, and Chorley, while sharing the spoils with Blackburn Rovers. Bolton are eager to impress on their return to the English third tier, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Dons.
Summer signing Amadou Bakayoko is widely expected to make his Bolton debut on Saturday. MK Dons, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the EFL Cup defeat (0-5) to Bournemouth. Since Bolton are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors are going to return to Milton Keynes empty-handed. It has to be noted that MK Dons top scorer from the last season Scott Stewart joined Ipswich Town earlier this summer.
Highlighted Player (Gethin Jones):
Born in Perth, Australia on October 13, 1995, Gethin Jones is a professional footballer who plays for Carlisle United in the League Two as a defender. Jones is a product of the Wrexham football school, but he played for Everton at youth level as well.
The pacey right-back made only one appearance for the Toffees as he played against Krasnodar in the Europa League 2013/2014 season. Gethin Jones played for the likes of Plymouth Argyle (loan), Barnsley (loan), Fleetwood Town, and Mansfield Town (loan) as well before joining his current club Carlisle United. Jones is eligible to play for Australia and Wales despite playing for the Wales U17, U19, and U21 teams in the past.
He made his League Two debut with Carlisle United in a 3-2 win over Stevenage on September 14, 2019. Jones’ main position is right-back, but he is used as both right midfielder and left-back as well. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (MK Dons):
Based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes Dons are a League One club that welcome their rivals at Stadium MK. The venue was opened in 2007 and can hold up to 30,500 spectators. Milton Keynes Dons play their home games in white shirts and white shorts, whilst their away kit is red.
The Dons are one of the youngest clubs in England as they were founded in 2004, but they are well known for youth development. English attacker is the club’s all-time top goal-scorer, netting 62 goals in 165 appearances for MK Dons. Dele Alli, who currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur, is the most famous footballer to have played for the Milton Keynes Dons, netting 18 goals in 62 appearances for the club in the league.
Speaking of notable coaches, it has to be noted that former Liverpool superstar Robbie Fowler and ex German international Dietmar Hamman were in charge of the club.