Match Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs. Sunderland

Another weekend of football awaits tomorrow, with Wanderers no exception as they welcome Sunderland to the University of Bolton Stadium, kick off 3pm.

Team News

Wanderers have a couple of long standing injuries on the sidelines, with gaffer Keith Hill stating Friday morning that Daryl Murphy was the closest to returning out of the injured lads, with no clear timescale given.

Who would you like to see if your starting line-up for Saturday’s clash? Tweet @OfficialBWFC using the hashtag #BWFC and let us know what you think!

Head to Head

Wanderers and Sunderland have faced each other on 50 occasions, with us coming out on top in 35 of those contests.

The two teams have drawn on 35 occasions and Sunderland have 62 victories to their name in clashes between the two sides. Their last win against Wanderers came back in October October 2011 in an away victory for the Black Cats.

Last time out, Wanderers took the spoils in a 1-0 victory in February 2018, as a Zach Clough goal was the sole difference maker in that clash.

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 Wanderers’ Manager, Keith Hill.

Live commentary will also be available by the iFollow BWFC channel (subscribe via the website).

Betting Odds

At the time of writing, Sunderland are the favourites heading into this one. The away side are fancied to be victorious by Sky Bet and are priced at 1/3.

Wanderers are priced at 11/2 to register a win and you can get the draw at 18/5.

Man in the Middle:

Ollie Yates will be the referee for tomorrow afternoon’s Sky Bet League One clash against Jack Ross’s men.

The Staffordshire based referee is in his fifth season in the professional game.

He has refereed six games so far this season, with his last game a 0-0 draw between Ipswich Town and Doncaster Rovers and Yates producing six yellow cards.

Key Man for the The Black Cats – Chris Maguire

Sunderland forward Chris Maguire has certainly been on top form this season for Jack Ross' men.

The striker has netted four goals this season and is leading the top goalscorers list for the Black Cats, with an impressive hat-trick coming against AFC Wimbledon being a highlight of the campaign so far.

With the Scottish international aided by the midfield playmaking prowess of Aiden McGeady and Luke O'Nien to name a few, Wanderers will certainly have to be at their best to stop this Wearside based side's attack.

On Camera – Keith Hill

Image removed.

Wanderers boss Keith Hill previews this weekend's home Sky Bet League One clash with Sunderland. Watch the FULL interview HERE.

Read Time: 3 mins