Bolton v Bristol City preview
Last Updated: 10/08/18 2:20pm
Bolton could be without winger Sammy Ameobi for their first home match of the new Sky Bet Championship season against Bristol City.
Ameobi was forced off five minutes into the second half of the Trotters' victory over West Brom last weekend with a hip problem. Striker Clayton Donaldson missed the victory over the Baggies because of a minor groin strain and could again be struggling.
It was a frustrating deadline day for boss Phil Parkinson as Bolton failed to add to their ranks but defender Marc Wilson could make his debut after being released by Sunderland.
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City were busy in the transfer window on Thursday and left-back Jay Dasilva should make an immediate debut. The on-loan Chelsea youngster is likely to slot straight in as a replacement for Joe Bryan, who left the club to join Fulham.
City will again be without Famara Diedhiou, who serves the second of a six-match ban dating back to a spitting offence last season. Marley Watkins is back training following a concussion while Bailey Wright was expected to rejoin the squad on Friday after overcoming a thigh problem.
Bolton have lost just one of their last 10 home matches against Bristol City in all competitions (W6 D3), a 2-0 loss in August 1994.
Bristol City have won their last four league games against Bolton in the month of August, doing so in 1973, 1975, 1978 and 1994.
Phil Parkinson's last two league wins over Bristol City have been against managers Gary Johnson (in January 2006) and his son Lee (in February 2018).
Bristol City are winless in 14 away matches in all competitions - their worst run since a run of 15 between March and October 1995.
Bolton have only won their opening two league matches in a season in just two of their previous 34 seasons (2001-02 in the Premier League and 2016-17 in League One) and haven't done so in the second tier since 1977-78, when they went on to win the league.
Three of the last six away league goals conceded by Bristol City have been scored via corners.
David Prutton predicts: 1-0 (7/1 with Sky Bet)