The Trotters began the season with a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Burnley, but they recorded a 2-0 home win over Derby County on Tuesday.
Forest, meanwhile, are unbeaten in their first two having followed a 1-0 opening-day win against Bristol City with a point at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday.
The away side are expected to make a push for the playoffs this season with new owners in tandem, while Bolton will attempt to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Bolton Wanderers: Bogdan; Mears, Knight, Mills, Ricketts; Lee, Davies M, Andrews, Eagles, Petrov; Davies K
Nottingham Forest: Camp; Maloney, Collins, Halford, Harding; Reid, Gilett, McGugan, Guedioura; Cox, Blackstock
Sports Mole says: 2-1