As if playing Norwich last week wasn’t bad enough, Wanderers are set to take on Leeds at Elland Road this weekend.

Leeds have been battling for automatic promotion all season long but have slipped to third in recent weeks. Nevertheless, Marcelo Bielsa’s side will still be a tough opponent for Wanderers.

Bolton will be hoping to avoid another thrashing after their woeful home defeat against Norwich.

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Since the controversial spygate engulfed Leeds earlier this month, United’s form has gone off the boil. The Yorkshire club have won just two of their last five games including a 3-1 defeat against Norwich.

However, Bolton’s form has also failed to impress many. Just one win since boxing day means Wanderers will have an uphill battle on their hands against the promotion hopefuls.

Earlier this season, Leeds overcame Bolton in a 1-0 win at the University of Bolton Stadium.

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The Trotters’ record against Leeds in recent years doesn’t make great reading either. Since Bolton fell into the Championship in 2012, Bolton have beaten Leeds just once in thirteen attempts, which doesn’t exactly bode well.

Bolton’s solitary win over Leeds was certainly memorable though, and did come away from home. In 2014, Dougie Freedman’s whites put on a five-star performance as they hammered Leeds on their own turf. What are the chances of a repeat this weekend?

Once the Leeds fixture is out of the way however, Wanderers have some very winnable games in March. If Phil Parkinson’s side can avoid another thrashing, they could build some season-saving momentum next month.

How do you think Bolton will cope away at Leeds?

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