01.12.22 Match Preview - Bolton Wanderers v Rovers

A trip to the University of Bolton Stadium awaits the Gas....

Rovers face Bolton Wanderers tomorrow evening in our latest Sky Bet League One clash. After the disappointment in the Emirates FA Cup last Sunday, Joey Barton and his side will be looking to make the best response possible when Rovers head up to Greater Manchester. Read all the pre-match build-up below!

Manager's Preview

Player Preview

Opposition View

Bolton Wanderers manager, Ian Evatt has told bwfc.co.uk that he is looking forward to Friday evening's clash at the University of Bolton Stadium;

"We’re looking forward to a really good game against a good opponent. I think they’ve given a great account of themselves so far this season. We know all too well that being a newly-promoted team in this division is really challenging and difficult.

They carry some good attacking threats and Joey is a winner. He’ll be smarting after Sunday and certainly will have them highly motivated to play us on Friday.

For us it’s a process and we have to focus on our own performance levels and if we get to the levels I believe we can get to then it gives us a good chance of winning the game.”


Form Guide

Friday's opponents are currently fifth in the Sky Bet League One standings with 31 points on the board after 18 games this season. Bolton head into tomorrow's clash on the back of two wins in a row over Fleetwood Town in the league and a 3-2 victory over League Two outfit Barrow in the Papa John's Trophy. 

Conor Bradley has been the stand-out player for Bolton so far this season. The defender currently has three goals and three assists to his name and currently leads the charts for both goals and assists in Ian Evett's side. On loan from Premier League giants Liverpool, Bradley has played 16 times for Bolton this season with a WhoScored.com rating of 6.97.


Last Time Out

Ref Watch

Robert Lewis is in charge of Friday's clash in Bolton. So far this season, referee Lewis has officiated seven League One games. Across those seven games, Lewis averages 24.14 fouls per game and 3.29 yellow cards per 90. Lewis has handed out a total of 23 yellow cards in his games in League One this season and is yet to produce a red card. The last time Lewis took charge of a game involving the Gas was in our opening-day defeat to Forest Green Rovers at the start of the 2022/23 season. 


How to Watch

Friday evening's game is available to watch live on iFollow! 

To find out more about iFollow, please click HERE.


Betting Preview

EFL sponsors Sky Bet have priced Rovers at 7/2 for the win on Friday evening. A 1-0 scoreline in favour of the Gas can be backed at 12/1. Aaron Collins can be backed to continue his goalscoring form and open the scoring tomorrow evening at 17/2. Scott Sinclair is priced at 4/1 to score anytime throughout the clash.

*Odds correct at the time of writing. To bet with Sky Bet, please click HERE. Please bet responsibly.

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