Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bolton will be aiming to stay in the playoffs berth when they take on Shrewsbury Town in the League One round 44. The Wanderers have been involved in some low-scoring affairs of late, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence against Shrewsbury. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but Dan N’Lundulu could sneak into the starting XI.
The Shrews, on the other hand, do not seem to be at their sharpest, with the team losing four of their last five league matches. Since the mid-table side have nothing to play for in the season finale, we predict that the promotion-chasing hosts are going to emerge triumphant in Saturday’s encounter. Steve Cotterill should opt to make changes to the team that suffered a 2-1 loss to Plymouth on Tuesday evening, with all Hearnes, Hutchings, and Owusu Gyimah pushing for a start.
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.