Match Preview: Blackpool vs. Bolton Wanderers

Bolton travel to Bloomfield Road on Tuesday to take on David Dunn’s Blackpool side in Sky Bet League One.

Blackpool sit in 16th place on 38 points and have won one in their last 12 league games.

That victory came at home earlier this month, as they defeated Southend United 2-1, thanks to a brace from Armand Gnanduillet.

In the reverse fixture, a 0-0 draw was played out at the University of Bolton Stadium in October.

Team News

In his pre-match press conference with, Keith Hill said that Anthony Georgiou is still not available but could return later in the week, following a small setback on his return from injury.

The gaffer alluded to “one or two players who we don’t want to push too hard too early”, but didn’t give away any names.

Head to Head

Bolton have faced Blackpool a whopping 108 times, with the earliest fixture dating back to 1896.

Wanderers have won 43 of those clashes, with 32 ending in a draw and Blackpool taking the spoils 33 times.

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

Bolton come into the game as 19/4 underdogs, according to Sky Bet, while Blackpool are 4/7 favourites and a draw is priced at 11/4 at the time of writing.

Match Officials

Saturday’s match will be officiated by Paul Marsden. He has refereed one Bolton match this season, which was against Oxford United in a 0-0 draw in September.

He will be assisted by Kevin Mulraine and Steven Rushton and the fourth official is Mark Cunliffe.

Marsden has handed out 87 yellow cards in 26 matches this season, an average of 3.3 a game. He has sent off one player.

Key man for The Seasiders- Armand Gnanduillet

Armand Gnanduillet is the man to be wary of for the Seasiders.

He is in a rich vein of form, scoring three in his past four games. He has 16 goals in total this league campaign, sitting second behind Ivan Toney in Sky Bet League One’s top goal scorers.

Gnanduillet is 28 and was born in Angers, France and has been at the club since 2016

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