Predicted Bolton Wanderers Line-up To Face Birmingham City In EFL Championship
On Tuesday night, Bolton Wanderers face a season-defining game against a resurgent Birmingham City, knowing that a defeat could see them slip closer to the relegation zone. After their 2-1 loss to Leeds United, it is vital that Bolton bounce back against a Birmingham side whose new found confidence will make them tough opponents.
After this game, Bolton play a promotion-chasing Derby County and Millwall, so this game against fellow relegation rivals is a must-win. Phil Parkinson will know the importance of this game as he attempts to steer his side away from the relegation mire.
Probable Bolton XI
GK – Ben Alnwick
The former Tottenham and Charlton keeper has been a constant for Bolton this season and will want to keep the Birmingham attackers out.
LB – Andrew Taylor
The strong defender is a key part of the Bolton defensive unit. His calm presence helps the team to work together.
CB – Reece Burke
The on-loan West Ham defender is very calm on the ball and is a prime example of a modern-day defender. He is also a threat during set-pieces.
CB – Mark Beevers
The former Millwall defender is at the heart of the Bolton defence. When he plays well, the team plays well.
RB – Jon Flanagan
The on-loan defender has been thrust into a team that is struggling at the wrong end of the Championship and will need to step up to the plate to save his new teammates.
CM – Derik Osede
The Spaniard can play in the defence and the midfield. He will operate as a blood and thunder defensive midfielder and be tasked with breaking up the Birmingham attacks.
CM – Jem Karacan
The former Reading midfielder will try and draw Birmingham into making a mistake before releasing the creative players further up the pitch.
LW – Zach Clough
The creative midfielder will want to make an impact. He will look to find pockets of space to deliver through balls to the striker.
CAM – Josh Vela
Josh Vela can be impressive with his attacking play. His manager will want him to play on the front foot.
RW – Sammy Ameobi
The former Newcastle striker provided an assist in the previous game but hasn’t scored since the 2nd of February.
ST – Adam Le Fondre
The 32-year-old is the main man for Bolton but his tally of 5 goals is less than impressive.