Bolton Wanderers and Huddersfield Town meet at Macron Stadium, in a match for this phase of the FA Cup (3rd Round). In this situation, the history of direct confrontations indicates total balance between these two teams, since there were 2 victories for each team in the last 4 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 02-01-2016, for the Championship, which ended in a Huddersfield Town victory by (0-2). The goals of the match were scored by J. Lolley (61 ‘) and M. Carayol (87′) for Huddersfield Town. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team plays its first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of taking advantage of the home factor to conquer a positive result. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 11 goals scored and 28 conceded; against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 23 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Hull City by (1-0). In the last 10 home matches Bolton Wanderers has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 15 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 8 of their 21 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Bolton comes to this game motivated, after a home win, 1-0, at the reception to Hull: Madina, at minute 20 ‘, scored the only goal of the game. The home team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, privileging fast transitions, mainly through the flanks. In this tactical design, the three most advanced players are Buckley, Madine and Ameobi. One of the weak points of the local team is the completion of the goal opportunities that he manages to create. Coach Phil Parkinson will be without midfielder Josh Vela because he is injured.
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 29 conceded; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 13 goals scored and 15 suffered. The team comes to this match after a loss away to Leicester City by (3-0). In the last 10 away matches Huddersfield Town has won 1, tied 2 and lost 7. The team has scored goals against the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so there are defensive processes that need improvement. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 8 times and never got the comeback.
The Huddersfield comes to this unmotivated performance, after a foreign snub, by 3-0, in the visit to the Leicester arena. The visiting team usually acts in a 4-3-3, privileging offensive transitions and channeling their attacks through the wings. The two arrows pointing to the opponent’s goal will be Lolley and van La Parra, being the most offensive reference Frenchman Mounié. Ince, Williams and Mooy act in the most central area of the terrain.
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