Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Fratton Park when Portsmouth and Bolton go head to head in the League One derby on Tuesday evening. The Pompey rolled over Cheltenham 4-0 at the weekend to keep their playoffs hopes alive, but they are still 12 points behind top six. Colby Bishop should continue to lead the line for the hosts after providing two assists for his teammates at the weekend, while all Jay Mingi, Tom Lowery, Zach Swanson, Clark Robertson, and Marlon Pack remain in the recovery room. Reeco Hackett is rated doubtful for the game.
The Hatters, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Port Vale, and given their attacking potential, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on both teams to score. All George Johnston, Jack Iredale, and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson continue to miss out with injuries.
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.