Bolton Wanderers vs Burton Albion Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Macron Stadium

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Bolton Wanderers vs Burton Albion Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) game will have important implications on the relegation picture in the Championship. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Bolton suffered their second defeat in three games last time out going down 3-2 to Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. Wanderers can count themselves unlucky as they were the stronger team on the statistics but a Will Buckley goal and an own-goal were not enough to secure them a point. Burton continued their poor run losing their third straight as they suffered a 2-1 home loss to Preston. A late Lucas Akins goal put some gloss on the scoreline as North-End were deserved victors. This is the first ever league meeting between the sides with the only previous clash coming in a League Cup fixture in 2015 at Bolton that the visitors won 1-0 thanks to a late Matty Palmer goal.

Betting Tips and Predictions

I think Bolton will win this one and like the price of them to do so as they have won three of the last five and beaten Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich and Barnsley. Burton have drawn a few so that is a risk but I think the home team look worth an interest here given that Albion were poor in the second-half last time out while Wanderers were unlucky not to get something at Forest. The visitors tend to not be involved in high-scoring games but the hosts do and so something must give and at the bigger prices taking over 2.5 goals looks worth a small interest when you consider the home team have been involved in 21 goals in their last four.

Bolton to win the game

Over 2.5 goals in this match

Bolton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Bolton Wanderers have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 2 games against Burton Albion

Burton Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Burton Albion are undefeated in all of their last 2 games against Bolton Wanderers

AVG Goals

0.4

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

1

Draw

4

Lost

5
D A

24-02-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

03-03-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

06-03-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

10-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-03-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

30-03-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

03-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

10-04-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

14-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Burton Albion Form Guide

Burton Albion Team Logo

Burton Albion

Won

1

Draw

3

Lost

6
L H

24-02-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

06-03-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

10-03-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

13-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

17-03-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

30-03-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

02-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

10-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

14-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

Bolton Wanderers Preview

It is two defeats in the last three for the Trotters but that is still their only two losses in the last ten fixtures. They sit in 21st place and will drop back into the bottom three and below their opponents today with a defeat here. At the Macron Stadium, they are unbeaten in five with three victories and two draws in these matches. Both teams to score has happened in each of these while over 2.5 goals has happened in four of them. Bolton are a side to watch for neutrals as their last four at all grounds have produced has produced a total of 21 goals which is an average of around five per game. Seven of these goals have come in the final 16 minutes.

Bolton Wanderers Team News

Jem Karacan (personal) and Chris Taylor (unknown) are expected to miss out.

Burton Albion Preview

It is now just one point from their last five fixtures for the Brewers who sit in 24th place going into this round of games. They know a victory here could move them not just off the bottom but out of the bottom three. Away from the Pirelli Stadium, they have been stronger recently taking seven points from their last seven and losing just two of these. These matched are low scoring with a total of just five at both ends from their last seven on the road. Each of their last four and eight of their last ten have been without a goal in the opening 45 minutes. Lucas Akins with his goal last time out became the fourth Burton player to have scored two goals though nobody has gone over this figure in the league.

Burton Albion Team News

Matty Lund and Jaimee Mason will hope to have recovered from illness while Jamie Allen was missing last weekend for personal reasons. Liam Boyce (cruciate) is a long-term absentee.

Bolton Wanderers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

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

Burton Albion Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

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 Burton Albion Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Ben Alnwick 189 80
31 CD David Wheater 196 82
15 RB Antonee Robinson - -
23 LB Stephen Darby 183 75
5 CD Mark Beevers 193 80
24 CDM Karl Henry 183 76
21 CDM Darren Pratley 185 69
11 CM William Buckley 183 83
10 CM Sammy Ameobi 190 66
6 CM Josh Vela 181 73
14 CF Gary Madine 175 70
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Stephen Bywater 188 81
12 RB Tom Flanagan 188 72
6 CD Ben Turner 193 91
23 CD Jake Buxton 180 83
2 LB John Brayford 173 71
15 CDM Tom Naylor 181 72
10 CM Lucas Akins 180 73
18 CM William Miller 175 -
7 CDM Luke Murphy 188 73
11 CM Lloyd Dyer 173 64
17 CF Marvin Sordell 177 79