🗞️ Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs. Stevenage

Wanderers are back on home soil for the second time this week when they host Stevenage at the University of Bolton Stadium in Sky Bet League Two.

Pre-Match Quotes: 

Ian Evatt: "They had a fantastic result at Tranmere in the week. We managed to win down there earlier this season and it was a tough, competitive game and I expect nothing different here.

"We want to just build on the platform we’re giving ourselves now in games, which is a lot better. For me, we’ve still got issues in set pieces for and against.

"I think we’re not really conceding many chances at all from open play and I think if you look at our record of scoring from open play, it’s probably one of the best in the division, relative to our goals scored.

"We have to be better and be stronger defensively and try and get our head in on some of the balls we put into the box on the attacking ones because that can make all the difference in games, as we’ve seen.

"We lost points against Cheltenham from a set piece, we lost points on Tuesday from a set piece - it’s becoming a bit of a regular theme.”



Alex Revell: “We have found ourselves down there but we knew we weren’t far away.

“What we have done is get really good organisation and have players that are performing excellently. 

“In the last six or seven games we have been unlucky in the ones where we have drawn or lost.  

“Ultimately we are in a nice little run of form and that is all we can concentrate on.”



How to watch:

Wanderers supporters can watch the clash with Stevenage by purchasing an iFollow BWFC video match pass for just £10 you don’t have to miss a kick.

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Team News:

Harry Brockbank will be missing for Wanderers after being ruled out for two weeks with a groin strain picked up during the midweek draw against Morecambe.

Arthur Gnahoua dislocated his shoulder on Tuesday evening, but is likely to be deemed fit to be involved, whilst Antoni Sarcevic remains on the sidelines.

Marcus Maddison could come into contention for a starting berth after his three-match suspension for a red card during the week was overturned.


Bookies Odds:

Bolton Wanderers win: 19/20

Draw: 12/5

Stevenage win: 13/5

Correct as of 12/02/2021 (5:30pm) on skybet.com



Wanderers have picked up four points from their last two games and will be looking for a maximum on home soil against the Hertfordshire outfit.

Ian Evatt’s men were unlucky not to claim three points against Morecambe in midweek and will be hoping to make amends at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Stevenage picked up a morale-boosting victory against Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park last time out with Danny Newton scoring a late winner at Prenton Park.


Last time out:

Eoin Doyle and Ali Crawford netted the goals for Wanderers in a 2-1 victory at the Lamex Stadium earlier in the season, which was the first ever league meeting between both sides.

Tom Pett was on the scoresheet for Stevenage on that afternoon. 


Match Officials:

Referee: Trevor Kettle.

Assistant Referees: Barry Gordon and Christopher Ward.

Fourth Official: Oliver Bickle.

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