Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Oldham Athletic will be aiming to build on a 3-1 win over Carlisle United when they take on Bolton Wanderers in the League One round 33. The Latics quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Barrow, with the team cementing their spot in the middle of the standings. Oldham aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but the game against Bolton will be anything but a walk in the park for the home team.
Zachary Dearnley is sidelined through injury for Harry Kewell’s team. All Kyle Jameson, Carl Piergianni, Callum Whelan, and George Blackwood are pushing for a start. The Wanderers, on the other hand, look unstoppable at the moment, with the team eyeing their sixth consecutive win in the League Two. Since Bolton want this win more than Oldham, we are tempted to put our money on the promotion-chasing side. Dennis Politic should be the only absentee in the away side.
Highlighted Player (Conor McAleny):
Conor McAleny is a product of Everton youth academy, joining the club from Merseyside in 2003 at the age of 11. Despite the fact that his main position is centre-forward, McAleny is used as both second striker and left winger as well. McAleny did spend his youth career at Goodison Park, but it has to be noted that he made no more than two appearances for the Toffees at senior level.
The English attacker, who was born in Whiston on August 12, 1992, made his first-team debut in a 1-0 Premier League loss to Arsenal on December, 2011. Conor McAleny played for the likes of Scunthorpe United, Brentford, Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic, Wigan Athletic and Oxford United before signing a deal with Fleetwood Town.
The right-footed striker spent the second half of the 2018/2019 season on loan at Kilmarnock, scoring 3 goals in 11 appearances for the club in the Scottish Premier League.
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.