On Saturday, Bolton Wanderers and Barnsley will square off in League One. Both teams have the same number of points and a similar goal differential going into the game.
Bolton is one point further back than the Tykes in the playoff standings, but both teams enter this match after losing to newly promoted opponents the previously.
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The Wanderers have enjoyed a strong start to the season at the University of Bolton Stadium, winning five of their first six games there to rank third in League One for home records. Ian Evatt is in charge of the team.
Bolton went undefeated in September and won their last match at home against Lincoln City two weeks ago, but after that, they suffered two losses and dropped out of the top six.
Despite possessing the majority of the ball, they lost against Cheltenham Town before falling victim to a Connor Wickham goal at Forest Green Rovers the previous Saturday.
With only eight goals conceded in 12 games and six shutouts along the way, they do have the greatest defensive record.
It will be difficult to defeat Barnsley as they have won three of their six away games this season, which is only surpassed by Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday. Barnsley is only one goal ahead of Bolton in terms of goals scored.
This includes the victory at Fleetwood Town two weeks ago, which marked their third consecutive away win and clean sheet.
However, Exeter City defeated them in their most recent match. The managerless team scored the opening goal through Jay Stansfield and added a second goal just after halftime.
Although it took Michael Duff’s team some time to get used to life in the third division again, they did embark on a six-game unbeaten streak prior to the Exeter loss and recovered in midweek with a victory at their local rivals Doncaster Rovers in the EFL Trophy.
Bolton is strong at home, Barnsley is strong away, and both teams are tenacious on defense. We can anticipate a tightly battled game and we expect a draw here.