Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Bolton will be aiming to secure automatic promotion to the League One when they welcome Exeter at their University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday. The Trotters are three points away from securing a top-three finish, but this game will be anything but a walk in the park for the home team. Ireland international Eoin Doyle, who has netted 18 goals so far this term, is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts, who are eyeing their third consecutive clean sheet in the League One.
The Grecians, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-2 win over Grimsby Town. Exeter aim to keep their playoffs hopes alive, and seeing that they will go for a win in Saturday’s clash as well, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. A man to watch in the away team will be Ryan Bowman, who is likely to return to the starting XI after scoring his 14th goal of the season in the triumph over Grimsby.
Highlighted Player (Gethin Jones):
Born in Perth, Australia on October 13, 1995, Gethin Jones is a professional footballer who plays for Carlisle United in the League Two as a defender. Jones is a product of the Wrexham football school, but he played for Everton at youth level as well.
The pacey right-back made only one appearance for the Toffees as he played against Krasnodar in the Europa League 2013/2014 season. Gethin Jones played for the likes of Plymouth Argyle (loan), Barnsley (loan), Fleetwood Town, and Mansfield Town (loan) as well before joining his current club Carlisle United. Jones is eligible to play for Australia and Wales despite playing for the Wales U17, U19, and U21 teams in the past.
He made his League Two debut with Carlisle United in a 3-2 win over Stevenage on September 14, 2019. Jones’ main position is right-back, but he is used as both right midfielder and left-back as well. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Exeter):
Nicknamed the Grecians, Exeter City are a professional football club that welcome their rivals at St. James Park. The stadium was opened in September 1904, and it can hold up to 8,696 spectators. Exeter City play their homes in white jerseys with red stripes, and black shorts, while violet and yellow are the dominant colours of their away kit.
The Grecians made it to the FA Cup quarter-finals on two occasions (1930/31, 1980/81), with the team advancing to the FA Trophy semis in the 2005/06 season. The likes of Harry Gee, Cliff Bastin, Maurice Setters, Dick Pym, Fred Whitlow, Arnold Mitchell, Tony Kellow, Fred Binney, Darran Rowbotham, Lee Sharp, and David Pleat are one of the most notable footballers who played for Exeter City in the past.
Plymouth Argyle, Torquay United, Bristol Rovers, and Yeovil Town are considered the club’s fiercest rivals. The Grecians currently compete in the League Two.