Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bolton will be aiming to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Lincoln when they take on Oxford United on day 4 of the new League One campaign. The Trotters have been producing fine displays at the start of the season, but Saturday’s game will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Sierra Leone international Amadou Bakayoko, who limped off with injury in the midweek triumph, is unlikely to feature against Oxford United.
The Yellows, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Charlton (2-1) and Crewe (1-0). Considering that Bolton have been struggling at the back in the first half of the season, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Nathan Holland is likely to miss the game through injury for the visiting team as he was forced to leave the pitch after 15 minutes in the triumph over Crewe.
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 (Oxford United):
Oxford United are one of the oldest clubs in the League One as they were founded back in 1893. However, Oxford United adopted their current name 67 years later and have been playing under it ever since.
Over the years the Yellows have built a great rivalry with Swindon Town and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two sides. Oxford United play home matches at Kassam Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 12,500. The stadium was built in 1997 and has been Oxford United’s home ground ever since. The Boys from Up the Hill are well known for their yellow and blue colours, but they play their away games in dark blue (with a little yellow) or black kits.
Oxford’s player with the most league appearances is John Shuker, playing 478 games for the club from 1962 to 1977. On the other hand, Jim Magilton is the club’s most capped player in internationals, playing 18 games for Northern Ireland.