Our prediction for this League 1 match:
David faces Goliath at St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium on Saturday as promotion-chasing Coventry City play host to relegation strugglers Bolton Wanderers. The Sky Blues did well to beat Bristol Rovers on the road in their last league match, with the team cementing their spot in top six. Coventry City, though, need to keep on raising their form if they are to secure automatic promotion to the Championship.
Anyhow, the hosts are capable of beating the Trotters in front of home fans. Liam Walsh, who scored a beautiful winner against Bristol Rovers, will be one of the men to watch in the home team. Bolton did defeat fellow relegation strugglers Tranmere at home at the weekend, but the rock-bottom side will have a much bigger fish to fry against the Sky Blues, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home.
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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.