The Robins have been cut adrift at the bottom of the Championship table, requiring at least another eight points to move out of the dropzone.
Bolton boss Dougie Freedman has witnessed his team produce something of a resurgence to introduce themselves into the playoff picture.
Wanderers have spent the majority of the season in the bottom half of the table, but seven victories in their last nine games has seen them move to within two points of a top-six place.
Barring any late fitness issues, Freedman is likely to retain the same team that comfortably beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 last weekend.
Bristol City: DWLLDL
Bolton Wanderers: WWLLWW
Possible starting lineups
Bristol City: Heaton; Fontaine, Cunningham, Moloney, Bates; Kilkenny, Pearson, Anderson, Elliott; Adomah, Davies
Bolton Wanderers: Bogdan; Alonso, Knight, Dawson, Ricketts; Eagles, Spearing, Lee, Medo; Ngog, Sordell
Sports Mole says: 1-3