Bolton Wanderers are looking to book their place in the second round of the FA Cup as they face non-league side Solihull Moors this weekend.
Bolton Wanderers currently sit 3rd in League One with nine wins, two draws and three losses from fourteen games so far this season.
After a difficult start, the Trotters are having an excellent season in League One as they find themselves on track to achieve their preseason goal of automatic promotion back to the Championship.
They're coming into this game amidst a very strong run of form having won four of their last five games, the most recent of which was a 2-0 win away at Charlton Athletic.
The win at Charlton was Bolton'd third straight win and means they're now able to go level on points with Oxford United in 2nd place should they win their game in hand.
Bolton have never locked horns with Solihull Moors in this competition but they did face non-league opposition the season before last where they were downed 5-3 by Stockport County after extra-time in a replay following a 2-2 draw in the first game.
In fact, the FA Cup has been quite the source of misery for the Trotters as they've exited this competition in this round in all of the last four campaigns so as a point of pride they likely want to put that record to rest here.
There is little reason to believe that Bolton will victim to an upset here, particularly given they're playing at home where they've lost just one of their last seven, so they should progress relatively comfortably here.
Solihull Moors currently sit 4th in the National League with nine wins, seven draws and two losses from eighteen games so far this season.
The Midlands club are having a strong campaign in the fifth tier of English Football as they look to make the potentially life-altering jump to the EFL.
They're entering this game amidst a mixed run of form having won two, drawn one and lost two of their last five games, the most recent of which was a 1-0 win over Wealdstone.
The win over Wealdstone was a timely one for Solihull given they'd won just one of their last four and it means they're now coming into this one in good shape.
Solihull progressed to the second round in four of their first five appearances in the FA Cup proper but are coming into this one having been knocked out in the first round in both of their last two attempts.
They're also coming into this one winless in their last three games away from home so most signs point towards a Bolton win here.
For our Bolton vs. Solihull Moors prediction, we're going for a 4-1 win for the home side.