2019-20 League 1 – Bolton vs Doncaster Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Bolton vs Doncaster kick off? Tuesday 20th August, 2019 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Bolton vs Doncaster being played? University of Bolton Stadium

What is the weather forecast for Bolton vs Doncaster? Cloudy, 14c

What television channel is Bolton vs Doncaster on? Sky have the rights to League 1 matches in the UK, so it is worth checking the Sky Sports schedule

Where can I stream Bolton vs Doncaster? If the match is televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Bolton vs Doncaster?

Bolton – https://www.bwfc.co.uk/tickets/

Doncaster – https://www.doncasterroversfc.co.uk/tickets/

What was the score when the teams last met? Doncaster 1-2 Bolton

THE TEAM NEWS

BOLTON

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Matthews; Brockbank, Lowe, Zouma, White; King-Harmes, Graham, Murphy, Weir; Brown, Darcy

Unavailable: Earl (Injured), Hall (Injured)

Doubtful: Alnwick (Injured), Politic (Injured), Edwards (Injured)

  • Bolton Wanderers were thrashed 5-0 at Tranmere Rovers on Saturday but six of their starting line-up came from the under-18 side as the club remains banned from making signings.
  • This will be Wanderers' fourth game in 10 days and manager Phil Parkinson has expressed concerns about the physical strain being placed on the youngsters in his team.
  • Liam Edwards and the promising Dennis Politic both missed the trip to Tranmere having suffered injuries in the previous game, so Parkinson has few options at his disposal until the club's takeover is resolved.

DONCASTER

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Lawlor; Halliday, Anderson, John, James; Sheaf, Whiteman; May, Coppinger, Sadlier; Ennis

Unavailable: Baptiste (Injured)

Doubtful: Wright (Injured)

  • Doncaster Rovers won 3-2 thanks to a stoppage-time own goal in an eventful encounter at home to Fleetwood Town on Saturday but have won just one of their last 12 away league games.
  • Tottenham striker Kazaiah Sterling made his debut off the bench having joined on loan on Friday but manager Darren Moore has hinted that he has not finished his transfer business yet.
  • Alex Baptiste is out long-term and Joe Wright remains a doubt so Cameron John, who scored on his first league start for the club on Saturday, is set to partner Tom Anderson in the centre of defence again.

MATCH ANALYSIS

Bolton's youngsters must somehow recover mentally and physically from two heavy defeats in the space of a week. Their dire situation has been exacerbated by injuries early on in the season and it is hard to see this one not going the same way as their previous two outings.

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