Bolton have their eyes firmly fixed on automatic promotion, however so do Oxford United and they will be eager to dent Wanderers’ ambitions on Tuesday evening.
Bolton Wanderers finished bottom of the pile in last season’s Championship with a mere five wins throughout the entire season, however they are making a decent effort to bounce straight back up at the first time of asking. Phil Parkinson’s men sit relatively comfortably in second position in League One and whilst they are hardly likely to threaten Sheffield United as the Blades storm headlong towards the title, they do look assured of a play-off place at the very least.
Only one point separates Wanderers and third-placed Fleetwood Town however and they need to avoid any slip-ups over the next few weeks. Nevertheless with Bolton’s home record looking pretty good this season, Tuesday evening’s clash with Oxford United at the Macron Stadium is an ideal chance to put their game-in-hand to good use by grabbing the three points.
Parkinson’s men have lost on just two occasions at home since early October and whilst they are certain to be tested to the limit by an Oxford United side who will be eager to close the five-point gap between themselves and the play-off places, we believe that Wanderers will keep their excellent home record intact by securing a maximum points haul on Tuesday evening.
That said, Oxford are certain to make life extremely tough and given that the visitors have failed to find the net in just two of their last nineteen outings, we believe that they will score a consolation goal at some point at the Macron Stadium.