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Preview: Five talking points ahead of Bolton Wanderers v Wolves

20 April 2018

As Wanderers prepare to host already-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers in their penultimate home game of the season, bwfc.co.uk highlights five talking points ahead of the match.

1. Home comforts

Bolton Wanderers return to Macron Stadium on Saturday as they host already-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers.

While recent standards at home have slipped, losing three of their last four outings against Preston North End, Birmingham City and Millwall, the Whites will be eager to recapture their form from earlier in the season which included a run of just one league defeat in five months at BL6.

And having picked up home victories against fellow high-flyers Cardiff City, Bristol City and Aston Villa over the course of the season, Bolton will be looking to replicate such results and once against cause an upset in front of their own fans. 

2. Party-poopers

Visitors Wolves need just a point on Saturday to secure the Sky Bet Championship title, having clinched promotion to the Premier League last weekend.

Boasting a 12-point lead at the table of the table, there is no doubt that West Midlands-based side will finish the season as Champions, with nearest challengers Cardiff City needing maximum points and a big turnaround in goal difference to steal the crown.

But with the Bluebirds playing in tomorrow's evening kick-off against Nottingham Forest, Phil Parkinson's men can delay the inevitable when they welcome Wolves to BL6, motivated by their own desire to secure their place in the second tier next season and boosted by last weekend's comeback draw away at Barnsley.

And having suffered a hard to stomach 5-1 defeat at Molineux earlier in the season, the Trotters will be playing for their own personal pride as well as league survival as they look to spoil the party on Saturday.

3. Former Wolves

With four former Wolves players on the books at Macron Stadium, Wanderers have a number of players who will be looking to get one over on their former employers come 3pm on Saturday.

Wolverhampton-born Karl Henry spent seven seasons with the club between 2006 and 2013, helping the club win promotion to the top-flight and successfully fight against relegation, while Mark Little started his career at Molineux having come through the club's youth ranks, ensuring both players will be afforded a warm reception by the travelling fans to Macron Stadium.

On the other side of the coin, Adam Le Fondre and David Wheater both endured forgettable loan spells with the club earlier in their careers.

All four players started the Whites' last match against Barnsley and will be hungry to retain their places as Bolton look to finish the season strongly.

4. Penultimate home game

This weekend's game will be the Trotters' last 3pm Saturday kick-off at Macron Stadium for another season as Wanderers take to the field for their penultimate game of the campaign.

With their home form predominantly strong during Phil Parkinson's reign as manager, the Whites will be looking to once again pick up a result in front of their home fans.

And with Wolves set to be backed a big away following, desperate to see their side win the title, the scene is set for an impressive atmosphere at Macron Stadium.

5. Back the boys!

With only three games of the season remaining, Bolton need every last fan to help the club over the line as they look to secure survival!

With a large crowd expected for the visit of the West Midlanders, the club is advising supporters to buy their tickets in advance of the fixture and to print at home to avoid large queues on the day.

So, why not secure your ticket for the game now and get behind the lads as they aim to get a positive result against the league leaders.

Tickets are priced from £28 per adult, £22 for Under-23s and Over-65s, £11 for Under-18s and £9 for Under-12s and can be bought HERE.

Be the 12th man and show your tremendous support to Phil Parkinson and his Super White Army this Saturday! Click here now or call 0844 871 2932 followed by option two then option one.

Please note: tickets will only be available to supporters who have purchased tickets previously at Bolton Wanderers Football Club.

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Match Reports

Report: Bolton Wanderers 0-4 Wolverhampton Wanderers

21 April 2018

Bolton Wanderers suffered a heavy defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers who went on to pick up the Sky Bet Championship crown.

Despite a promising start from the hosts, two goals in each half from the visitors consigned Phil Parkinson’s men to a 4-0 defeat.

Team News

The Wanderers manager made two changes from the side that drew 2-2 against Barnsley last week with Jon Flanagan and Will Buckley coming in for Mark Little and Reece Burke respectively.

First Half

Wolves earned a corner with their first attack after Diogo Silva’s shot deflected behind. The resulting kick went straight into the arms of Ben Alnwick though.

Former Wanderers loanee Benik Afobe latched onto a lay off moment later but skewed his shot well wide of goal.

The hosts earned a free kick over on the far side and Morais’ well struck free kick evaded everybody in the Wolves box to edge out for a goal kick. Darren Pratley appeared to be just inches away from getting a glancing header onto the ball.

Ameobi went on a dangerous run into the Wolves box before a defender managed to get a vital challenge in at the expense of a corner.

Shortly afterwards Morais managed to get in a powerful strike after latching on an Ameobi layoff but his effort went high and wide.

The game had a great tempo about it with both sides enjoying plenty of activity in each other’s penalty areas.

Mark Beevers got in the way of an Afobe strike after the frontman powered his way towards goal. The resulting corner came to nothing.

However, the visitors opened the scoring through Barry Douglas who latched onto a rebound from Alnwick who had parried an initial save.

Morais tried to catch John Ruddy off guard as he cottoned on to Buckley’s quick free kick but his header failed to trouble the Wolves ‘keeper.

Le Fondre was unfortunate not to be able to get enough power on to a volley as he received Robinson’s cross with his back to goal. The forward controlled the ball well and span around, but hit the ball straight at Ruddy.

Wolves’ goal didn’t seem to deter Wanderers and they were still keeping up the tempo.

Another Morais free-kick from wide caused problems for the visitors who should have been punished when Beevers rose to get his head to the ball. However, the big defender was unable to get his effort on target and the ball went out for a goal kick.

Silva had a chance with a bullet header but Alnwick was sharp to the danger and got both his hands to punch the ball away to safety.

The visitors got their second on the stroke of half time through Afobe who rounded a stranded Alnwick to fire into the unguarded net.

Second Half

No substitutions were made by either side during the interval but that didn’t prevent the visitors from getting their third with Silva prodding past Alnwick just seven minutes into the half.

Wheater received a caution when he halted a dangerous Wolves attack that resulted in a free kick for Neves, whose well struck drive just went over Alnwick’s bar.

Parkinson made his first change when he brought on Vela for Pratley after 58 minutes.

Wheater saw his header rebound off Ruddy as Wanderers pressed for a consolation goal that would help with goal difference come May.

Craig Noone replaced Will Buckley as Parkinson made another change.

However, Wolves picked up their fourth from the spot through Connor Coady after Karl Hnery felled Afobe in the box. The midfielder drilled the ball in straight down the middle to extend the visitors emphatic scoreline.

Wadnerers final change saw Clough come on for Le Fondre.

But come full time, the scoreline remained at 4-0.

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Beat the queues, print your Wolves tickets at home!

20 April 2018

As Bolton Wanderers prepare to host Wolves for our penultimate Sky Bet Championship home match of the season on Saturday afternoon, supporters are reminded that they can print tickets from the comfort of their own home to avoid queuing at a busy Macron Stadium.

With a large crowd expected for the visit of the West Midlanders, the club is advising supporters to buy their tickets in advance of the fixture to avoid large queues on the day.

So, why not secure your ticket for the game now and get behind the lads as they aim to get a positive result against the league leaders.

Tickets are priced from £28 per adult, £22 for Under-23s and Over-65s, £11 for Under-18s and £9 for Under-12s and can be bought HERE.

Be the 12th man and show your tremendous support to Phil Parkinson and his Super White Army this Saturday! Click here now or call 0844 871 2932 followed by option two then option one.

Please note: tickets will only be available to supporters who have purchased tickets previously at Bolton Wanderers Football Club.

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