Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Morecambe and Bolton face each other at the Mazuma Stadium in Saturday’s “matinee”. The Shrimps are sitting just above the relegation zone, with the team losing three of their last four league matches, and it is no wonder the odds for away win have been dropping. Forward Courtney Duffus remains on the sidelines with injury, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
The Trotters, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 3-1 loss to Portsmouth, and given Morecambe’s difficulties in front of goal, we do not believe that Ian Evatt’s troops will have a better chance than this to get back on course in the League One. In the first half of the season Bolton defeated Morecambe thanks to Conor Bradley’s goal, which is yet another reason why away win should be considered. All George Johnston, Jack Iredale, and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Donald Love):
Donald Love is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town as a defender. Love’s main position is right-back, but he is used as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Born in Rochdale, England on December 2, 1994, Donald Love started his youth career at Nortwich Town before joining Manchester United football academy in 2002.
Eleven years later he signed a professional contract with the famous English club and he made his Man Utd debut in a 2-1 loss to Midtjylland in the 2015/2016 Europa League knockout stages. During his spell at Manchester United Donald Love was sent on loan to Wigan Athletic and in the summer of 2016 he joined Sunderland.
After making 27 appearances for the Black Cats in the league, Love moved to fellow League One side Shrewsbury Town. Despite being born in England, Donald Love represents Scotland in international matches. The Shrewsbury Town defender has 5 caps with Scotland U21 team.
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.