Bolton Wanderers vs Bristol City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Bolton Wanderers vs Bristol City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture is a Championship encounter from the Macron Stadium. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Bolton started the season with an impressive result as they went on the road and defeated relegated West Brom 2-1. Josh Magennis had given them the lead only to be pegged back and the game seem headed for a draw before Yanic Wildschut stepped up in the 89th minute to claim all three points. Bristol City had to settle for a point from their opener as they battled out a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest. Andreas Weimann had given them the lead after just five minutes of his debut but they were pegged back and that was where the scoring ended. The meeting in Lancashire between these sides last season came in February and Wanderers won that day 1-0 with a Sammy Ameobi goal. The Robins won 2-0 in Bristol with a goal each from Famara Diedhiou and Aden Flint.

Betting Tips and Predictions

I think the home side are being shown no respect in the match markets here and I would advise taking them with the safety of the tie in the draw no bet market. Bolton beat West Brom on the opening day while Bristol City started well but were outplayed by Nottingham Forest. City have not won on the road since last December and I think they make uneasy favourites here. David Wheater was a real presence at set-pieces and while none of his three shots were on target at these prices he looks worth an interest each-way in the first goalscorer markets in a tie with no dominant forward.

Bolton draw no bet

David Wheater first goalscorer, each-way

Bolton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Bolton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 7 games played against Bristol City

Bristol City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Bristol City saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 7 games played against Bolton Wanderers

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Bolton Wanderers Form Guide

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo

Bolton Wanderers

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
L A

28-04-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Atherton Collieries Team Logo Atherton Collieries

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Halifax Town Team Logo FC Halifax Town

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Guiseley Team Logo Guiseley

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

04-08-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

11-08-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

Bristol City Form Guide

Bristol City Team Logo

Bristol City

Won

2

Draw

5

Lost

3
L H

06-05-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

08-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bitton AFC

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Cheltenham Town Team Logo Cheltenham Town

FT 4 - 2

(HT 4 - 1)

D H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Linense Team Logo Linense

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Rayo Vallecano Team Logo Rayo Vallecano

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

27-07-2018

Club Friendlies

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

04-08-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

11-08-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Plymouth Argyle Team Logo Plymouth Argyle

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Bolton Wanderers Preview

The Trotters picked up 31 of their 43 points last season at their own ground and will look to keep the Macron as a tough place to visit. They did though show signs of struggling by the end losing four of their last six at their own place. 25 of the 39 goals that Wanderers netted last season in came front of their own fans with Adam Le Fondre bagging two in their last five here though he was an unused substitute at the weekend. They conceded 33 goals in front of their own fans which was the fourth worst record in the division. Each of the last four and six of the last eight visitors to Bolton have netted on at least one occasion.

Bolton Wanderers Team News

Clayton Donaldson (groin) is a doubt.

Bristol City Preview

The Robins must pick up more points on the road having won just six times last season on their travels though they did lose just seven times. They are without a league road win since December which is some 12 matches. They netted just 26 times last season away from Ashton Gate from the 23 fixtures that they played. Famara Diedhiou who is suspended for this match has bagged three of their last six away goals. They were reasonably strong at the back conceding just 30 times though they did concede six in their last four. Only four of the last 11 Bristol City away league fixtures have seen both teams find the back of the net.

Bristol City Team News

Marley Watkins (concussion), Bailey Wright (quad) and Famara Diedhiou (suspension) will not feature.

Bolton Wanderers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Bristol City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Bolton Wanderers vs Bristol City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Ben Alnwick 189 80
3 RB Andrew Taylor 178 69
5 CD Mark Beevers 193 80
31 CD David Wheater 196 82
16 LB Pawel Olkowski 184 75
15 CM Luke Murphy 188 73
4 CM Jason Lowe 176 75
6 CM Josh Vela 181 73
11 RF William Buckley 183 83
28 CF Josh Magennis 188 92
12 LF Craig Noone 191 80
No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK Niki Maeenpaeae 192 92
32 LB Jack Hunt 175 71
4 CD Adam Webster 185 75
6 CD Nathan Baker 191 80
17 RB Lloyd Kelly 180 -
11 RM Callum O'Dowda 180 75
21 CM Marlon Pack 188 74
19 LM Niclas Eliasson 174 64
8 CM Josh Brownhill 178 69
20 CF Jamie Paterson 175 66
14 CF Andreas Weimann 188 76