Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Bolton will be aiming to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Newport when they take on Harrogate on Matchday 41. The Trotters are sitting just above automatic promotion places, meaning that they are likely to go all guns blazing at Harrogate. Bolton failed to turn their dominance into goals in the defeat to Newport, which is the main reason why home win should be considered.
The Sulphurties, on the other hand, have little to play for in the season finale, and it is no wonder they are on a four-match winless run in the League Two. Bolton want this win more than Harrogate, and we predict that the promotion-chasing hosts will pick up all three points from the match. In the first half of the season Bolton defeated Harrogate 2-1 at EnviroVent Stadium, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
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 (Harrogate):
Harrogate Town is an English club that welcomes their rivals at Wetherby Road. Opened on August 28, 1920, the venue can hold up to 5,000 spectators (500 seated). The club was founded back in 1914, with the Sulphurties facing Horsforth in their first competitive match on August 30, 1919.
Harrogate Town footballers wear yellow and black shirts when playing at home, while pink is the dominant colour of their away jersey. The Sulphurties did well to win the Whitworth Cup in the 1919/20 season, while the club’s biggest success in the FA Cup came in the 2012/13 when they made it to the second round.
Simon Weaver is one of the most notable footballers who played for Harrogate Town in the past. The team’s manager for the 2020/21 season played for several English clubs, and he has been very successful in the coaching job as well.