Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Portsmouth and Bolton face each other at Fratton Park in what is expected to be an entertaining League One clash. The Pompey have been performing below expectations in the 2021/2022 season, with the team sitting in 16th place in the standings ahead of Matchday 16. Portsmouth have been struggling at the back of late, which is yet another reason why home win should not be considered.
The Trotters, on the other hand, played out a 2-2 draw with Gillingham in their last league match. Bolton aim to put an end to their four-game winless run, and it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. You should bear in mind, though, that Bolton are eyeing their first win over Portsmouth since 2009. Experienced attacker Eoin Doyle is widely expected to lead the line for the visitors.
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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.