Bolton vs Blackpool
Sky Bet League One
8:00pm Monday 7th October
University of Bolton Stadium
Bolton confront Blackpool at Sky Bet League On Monday, live on Sky Sports Football.
New signing Joseph Dodoo could make his debut for Bolton. Even the striker, who spent last year on loan at Blackpool, was a free agent after his deal with Rangers died and hes signed a deal.
Daryl Murphy left his debut against Portsmouth last weekend after recovering from a calf injury and suffered no reaction so could be included. Jake Wright (hamstring) and Chris OGrady (knee) will be assessed.
Blackpool are waiting to check whether Sullay Kaikai, Nathan Delfouneso and Joe Nuttall will be matched. All three are being carefully monitored, and boss Simon Grayson is currently hoping the match being set back into Monday night could allow a minumum of one of the trio to be contained.
The Seasiders will probably be without Jordan Thompson, though, who is on international duty with Northern Ireland. The club did put to join up with his state but it had been turned down.
The results of winless Bolton are starting to pick up under Keith Hill and theyve picked up two points from their last three league matches, including Oxford and Sunderland to 1-1 and 0-0 pulls, respectively. Their past League One outing resulted in a narrow 1-0 loss off at Portsmouth, even though they held Rochdale in the Leasing.com Trophy on Tuesday.
Blackpool headed the division but they were brought by defeats in the start of September to Coventry and MK Dons down a notch. The guys of simon Grayson have bounced back in the past few games, however. They drew 1-1 away to Accrington overcome at Doncaster 1-0 in the Keepmoat Stadium and then scored two in a 2-1 win at home.
Bolton boss Keith Hill: TBC
Blackpool manager Simon Grayson:At least we now know what staff they have got and what theyve been playing with recently. They have had some great effects with the more powerful and better squad in the past couple of weeks theyve got.
I said a few weeks ago its a strange position to be in where some clubs will be moaning it has a guaranteed three factors at the early portion of the season. However, other teams the floor will be saying theyre happy because it gives them a fighting chance to remain in the division with Bolton not picking up things.
They are 18 points from security and also remain without a win as it sounds, however, the newly-assembled squad of Bolton is starting to gel. Gone are those early season thumpings in the palms of Tranmere, Ipswich, Gillingham and Rotherham; beneath Keith Hill, theres a new-found solidity at the back, using only three goals conceded in their last four in all competitions.
Taking things one step at one time is key, but when he can begin to get his troops shooting, there could be plenty for Wanderers fans. The danger of relegation is a fact but a consequence more readable than dropping the club as a whole, as was practically the case this summer. Then again, stranger things have happened…
Bolton are unbeaten in their last 12 home matches in all competitions against Blackpool (W8 D4), scoring in each experience and maintaining seven clean sheets.
Seven of the last nine league matches involving Blackpool and Bolton have finished amount, with both sides claiming a victory each.
Bolton are winless in their last 16 league matches (D3 L13), they continue went on a longer streak without success in December 2015 (17).
Blackpool have dropped just one of their past six league away excursions (W2 D3), and also are unbeaten in their past two.
Four of Armand Gnanduillets five league goals to Blackpool are this season; the maximum of any player in the branch.
Bolton may not have won a game yet this year, but their three League One fittings have been exceptionally demanding and they are not getting hammered by five or six so at least they are on the ideal path.
Blackpool are back on the up, with chosen seven points from their past three games. I believe they will be the winners on Monday night.
David Prutton forecasts: 1-2 (15/2 with Sky Bet)
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