With the new Premier League season approaching, it’s a good time to look ahead to what’s on the cards.
With Newcastle United battling Newcastle United’s relegation, we are all hoping for a repeat of last season when they won a game at St James’ Park in the same season.
The Black Cats were only bottom of the Championship last season and were eliminated by Brighton and Hove Albion in the play-offs.
With a return fixture this season, there’s a strong chance they will finish higher than last season’s play-off final, with the Black Cats also looking to beat their rivals in the Capital One Cup and FA Cup.
But what do we expect to see from Bolton Wanderers this season?
Well, they are the same team that lost in the final of the FA Cup last season.
The Hammers are coming off of a season where they were relegated to League One with only a single win in nine games.
Bolton will be hoping for another top-flight campaign after their impressive run of results and form in the first half of the campaign.
They’ve also scored four goals in a single game, which is a new record for Bolton in their first 11 league games of the season.BOLTON WANDERERS (4-3-3):Cameron Smith-Kanu, Ryan Fraser, Daniel Agyemang, Josh Murphy, Ryan Mason, Jordan McQueen (c), Alex Pritchard, Adam Rooney, Sami Hyypia (Daniel Teague 63).
Subs not used: Ryan Mason or Cameron Smith-Hyypia.
Newcastle United (4) v Bolton Wanders (3): Adam Johnson, Michael Maguire, Lee Tomlin, Scott Parker, Lewis Baker, Lee Dixon (Aaron Hughes 89), Jordan Ayew.
Subs Not Used: Ben Arfa, Chris Baird, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Aaron Roberts, Lewis Cook, Nathan Redmond.
Booked: Maguir (29)Newcastle have a strong home record in the league, having won their first six home games of 2016.
However, they have failed to win at St Mary’s Stadium, losing their first two home games in all competitions since October 2015.BOULDER WANDERS (3-4-2):Jordan Houghton, Ben Hamer, Jordan Pickford, Nathan Baker, Ben Williams, Jake Bidwell.
Sub: Lee Evans, Ryan McBride, Lee Williams, Sam Smith.
Booking: Bidwell (49).
The Hammers have struggled in recent years and have only won their last four league games at St Johnstone, conceding an average of just over 13 goals per game.BOLD ENOUGH!
Bolton have scored seven goals in their last six league games.
Newport have had a strong start to the season, winning four of their last five games and are unbeaten in all four games since the start of August.
The Hambers will be looking to get back on track after a run of five successive league defeats in the Premier League.
Newton United will be without Jordan Pickett, who is out with a knee injury, and Sam Smith, who missed the game against Burton due to a knee problem.BANNERBURG: Bolton have not scored in the last four games of their first campaign in the top flight.
Newman United are currently unbeaten in their past three games against Newcastle.
Newspapers and TV coverage has been extremely favourable to Bolton this season.
Bolton have won seven of their past eight games at home.
Newstalk Radio’s Gary Carr reports from Newcastle and Bolton.
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