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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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