Bolton will host to local rivals Preston on Saturday in what could be another crucial game for the Trotters.

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The two sides played out a feisty 2-2 draw earlier in the season and at home you would hope Bolton can better that result.

However, Wanderers are without a win against Preston since the 3-0 play-off final win in 2001.

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In each of the last five meetings over recent seasons, Bolton have either drawn or fallen to defeat. Unfortunately, with Wanderers’ current form, that is unlikely to change.

Preston North End are unbeaten in their last four outings. They’ve defeated QPR and Stoke in that time and most recently held Derby to a 0-0 draw at Deepdale.

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Phil Parkinson’s side will have to be at their best to overcome their Lancashire rivals who currently sit 18th in the Championship.

Bolton’s goalkeeper on Saturday will have to contend with Alan Browne who’s notched an impressive 10 goals so far this season. Just over half the amount of goals the entire Bolton team have scored in the league this season.

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Wanderers are without a win in their last six matches but are in dire need of turning that form around if they intend to stay in the Championship come the end of the season.

How do you think Bolton will fare against Preston this weekend?

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