After suffering an embarrassing home defeat against Norwich last week, Bolton boss Phil Parkinson will undoubtedly make changes to the line-up to face Leeds on Saturday.
In the first half against Norwich, Bolton went all-out defence with a 5-3-2 formation. Clearly this failed miserably as Norwich were 3-0 up by half time.
Parkinson changed the team up in the second half and his team looked all the better for it.
As a result, the Bolton boss will likely pick a similar team once again.
Our predicted line-up
Obviously we won’t know the exact line-up Parkinson has gone for until an hour before kick-off but we’ve had a good go of trying to predict the team that will face Leeds this weekend.
Why we’ve gone for this team
After a truly heroic performance in the win at Birmingham and another strong showing against Norwich (despite losing 4-0), Remi Matthews keeps his place between the sticks.
Wanderers are a bit short in defensive depth at the minute. With Jack Hobbs, Marc Wilson and Andrew Taylor all doubtful thanks to injury, according to the BBC, there is little chance for change at the back. Therefore, we’ve stuck with the same defence that saw out the game against Norwich.
If given the choice, Mark Little would be in our side over Olkowski but Parkinson has favoured the Pole all season long, hence his inclusion.
The midfield also looks familiar to those who watched the second half of the Norwich game. Despite having a pretty awful game against Norwich, we’ve gone with Luke Murphy in our side. The reason being his past playing time at Leeds. Any knowledge of the opposition he possesses could be invaluable.
Giving Everton loanees Joe Williams and Callum Connolly the chance to link up on the left could prove fruitful. And we’ve also stuck with Noone and Ameobi on the wings. Noone in particular has been looking very good of late and probably had the best outfield showing against Norwich.
And lastly we’ve gone with Josh Magennis as the lone striker. Even though we’d rather see Bolton play with two strikers up front, the further Clayton Donaldson is from the first team, the better.
How close do you think we’ll get to Parkinson’s actual line-up against Leeds?