Sheffield Wednesday vs Bolton Wanderers Preview

By Samuel Wright

Sheffield Wednesday will be hoping to earn their first home league win since August when they host Ian Evatt’s Bolton Wanderers in Sky Bet League One.

The Trotters will be aiming to be victorious at Hillsborough for the first time since January 2015 while Darren Moore’s side will be hoping to improve on their current league form of just one win in six matches.

Wanderers forward Oladapo Afolayan will be hoping to keep up his prolific goal-scoring form of four goals in his last five league games.

The visitors have began the season the stronger with five wins, three draws, and three defeats from their opening 11 matches which currently leaves them 7th in the table.

The Owls have played a game less than their opponents and have so far won four, drawn three and lost three leaving them in 12th position in the third-tier.

Last five (League One):

Sheffield Wednesday:

Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Oxford United

Wigan Athletic 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Ipswich Town 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Shrewsbury Town

Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Bolton Wanderers:

Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Shrewsbury Town

Charlton Athletic 1-4 Bolton Wanderers

Sunderland 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers 0-2 Rotherham United

Ipswich Town 2-5 Bolton Wanderers

Last three meetings:

Bolton Wanderers 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday

March 12th, 2019

Sky Bet Championship

Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

November 27th, 2018

Sky Bet Championship

Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Bolton Wanderers

March 10th, 2018

Sky Bet Championship

What the managers said:

Darren Moore: “The boys are fine and well for tomorrow, we have just come in from the training session today and are now looking forward to the game.

“I thought it was good to have the midweek game, not just for Joe Wildsmith, but the fringe players too. Joe himself, in difficult conditions, was very good. His handling, decision-making and kicking in really tough conditions was very pleasing.

“The opportunity came to bring Rob (Lee) in. He’s an excellent strength and conditioning coach, he will assess the squad to see where they are. When I worked with him previously at Doncaster, the fitness and condition of the team was always in top order.”

Ian Evatt: “I would say this is the game with the most quality over this weekend. It is big game between two big clubs and we are looking forward to it.

“We have done well away from home so far this season. We want to attack in every game and play our own way and hopefully, that is enough to get us three points.

“It will also be a fantastic atmosphere and we have sold over 3,000 tickets which is once again magnificent from our fans and hopefully, we can give them something to shout about.”

Head-to-head:

Meetings – 123

Sheffield Wednesday wins – 54

Draws – 28

Bolton Wanderers wins – 41

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