Match Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs. Plymouth Argyle

Wanderers welcome Ryan Lowe’s Plymouth Argyle on Saturday afternoon for an Emirates F.A. Cup clash at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Plymouth Argyle currently sit 13th in the Sky Bet League Two at the time of writing and they have won two of their last five home league games.

Their last fixture in the league against Exeter City ended in 4-0 away defeat.

Team News

Wanderers still face a lengthy injury list at this current time, with more than five players unavailable for selection.

Jake Wright came through the full 90 last weekend, with Thibaud Verlinden also starting the game against the Pilgrims.

Head to Head

Wanderers and Plymouth Argyle have faced each other on 29 occasions, with the Whites coming out on top in 15 of those clashes.

The last time the two teams met was in January 1993, in Division Two.

The game finished as a 3-1 win for Wanderers away from home, as goals from Mark Seagraves, Andy Walker and John McGinlay securing all three points.

Match Coverage:

As usual, match updates will be provided by the club’s official twitter account (@OfficialBWFC). We will keep you up to date with the action to ensure you don’t miss a kick – delivering a match report shortly after the final whistle with post-match reaction from manager, Keith Hill.

Live commentary will also be available by the iFollow BWFC channel (subscribe via the website), with the BBC Radio Manchester team providing the coverage.

Betting Odds

Plymouth Argyle are the favourites heading into this one. The away side are fancied to take this one by Sky Bet and are priced at 7/5 at the time of writing.

Wanderers are priced at 17/10 to progress to the next round and you can get the draw at 12/5.

Man in the Middle:

Tomorrow afternoon’s game will be officiated by Robert Lewis.

He has officiated 12 matches this season with his latest a 0-0 draw between Port Vale and Oldham Athletic in Sky Bet League Two.

This season, he has dished out 50 yellow cards and three red card.

In the professional refereeing ranks, Lewis last refereed a Bolton Wanderers fixture in February 2016, where Wanderers lost 3-2 against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Steven Rushton and Paul Newhouse will act as his assistants, with Paul Graham the fourth official for tomorrow afternoon’s fixture.

Key Man for the Pilgrims – George Cooper:

When looking at the Plymouth Argyle side, 23-year-old George Cooper is the main man leading the line for Ryan Lowe’s side.

The midfielder has got three assists in Sky Bet League Two for the Pilgrims and is an influential member of the team.

On loan from Peterborough, it is clear to see why Posh signed the midfield maestro to a three-and-a-half-year deal in January 2018 for an undisclosed fee.

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