Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Burton and Bolton go head to head at Pirelli Stadium in the League One round 5. The Brewers made a slow start to the season, with the team losing the first three league fixtures to the likes of Blackpool, Derby, and Shrewsbury, while sharing the spoils with Wycombe. The hosts are desperate to register their first win of the process, but they will have a mountain to climb against the title-chasing Trotters. There are no fresh injury concerns in the home team, but midfielder Mark Helm could sneak into the starting XI.
Bolton, on the other hand, appear resolute in their ambition to make a comeback to the Championship. The Trotters kicked off the new season in style, but they could be low on confidence following a heavy 4-0 loss to Wigan. Anyhow, Bolton are more of a team than Burton. Midfielder Paris Maghoma is widely expected to return to the starting XI.
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.