Wolves can plunge Bolton back into trouble
Joe Mason’s late goal against Rotherham United on Tuesday possibly saved the job of Dougie Freedman.
The Scot had been under massive pressure at the Macron Stadium after Bolton failed to win any of their opening six Championship games.
Mason popped up with a hat-trick against the Millers to move the Trotters out of the bottom three but his team still aren’t out of the woods and could be back in the relegation zone after Saturday’s game against Wolves at Molineux.
Hot on the heels of the top two, things could hardly have gone any better for Kenny Jackett’s men so far and they proved their resilience by coming back from a goal down to draw with in-form Charlton at The Valley on Tuesday.
Wolves dominated possession in that game even though the manager rested several players following a disappointing draw at Blackpool last Saturday.
Dave Edwards, Rajiv van La Parra and Nouha Dicko all started on the bench but Jackett has been reluctant to swap around a back five that’s been terrific so far. One of them, Danny Baath, grabbed the equaliser at Charlton and they’ll prove a formidable barrier for Bolton to break down.
Wolves have only conceded three goals in the league so far while the visitors, before Tuesday, had only managed to score four.
This fixture has a long history – the teams first met back in 1888. But one thing in Bolton’s favour is that Wolves have only beaten them once in their last 13 meetings.
However, Jackett’s boys should put the record straight this weekend and get back to winning ways. Bolton, a club with major financial worries, look to be on a general downward curve while the home side have looked more than comfortable in the Championship this season. A home win is 4/5 and the home team are 23/10 to score exactly two goals.
The match kicks off at 3.00pm on Saturday, September 20th at Molineux.
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