Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Scunthorpe United and Bolton Wanderers square off against each other at Sands Venue Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most interesting games of Tuesday’s program. Both teams sit in the bottom half of the table, but Bolton have been showing signs of improvement of late. The Trotters head into the midweek clash following back-to-back wins over Salford and Stevenage, and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Lincolnshire.
A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be experienced Irish attacker Eoin Doyle, who has found his goalscoring touch of late. The Iron, on the other hand, aim to escape the danger zone. Scunthorpe have been in a fine form of late as well, with the team beating both Oldham and Port Vale, while sharing the spoils with Morecambe, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Bolton, who aim to move a little closer to the playoffs berth.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Clarke):
Jordan Clarke is a professional footballer who plays for League Two club Scunthorpe United. Born on November 19, 1991, Clarke is a product of the Coventry City football academy. He continued playing for the Sky Blues at senior level and after scoring 4 goals in 125 appearances for the club, he moved to Scunthorpe United in 2015.
It has to be noted that he had a short loan spell with Yeovil Town as well during the 2014/15 season. Jordan Clarke made his Scunthorpe debut in the League Two in a 2-0 loss to Swindon Town on August 3, 2019. Clarke’s main position is right-back, but he is used as both centre and left back as well.
Since he was a very talented player, Jordan Clarke earned call-ups for both England U19 and U20 teams. Speaking of his personal life, you should know that the Scunthorpe United defender attended Coundon Court School in Coundon, Coventry.
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.