Bolton Wanderers vs Nottingham Forest Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Bolton Wanderers vs Nottingham Forest Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Sunday afternoon (12:30) fixture is an important one at the bottom of the Championship table.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Bolton suffered their sixth defeat from their last seven games as they lost 2-0 on the road to Burton.  They struggled to create a chance in a performance and result that saw them slide to second bottom.

Nottingham Forest picked up a point at home to Bristol City in their last fixture in a game they dominated.  They could not though find a way through so in the end had to settle for a point.

The reverse fixture came in December and was a five-goal thriller that Forest ended up winning 3-2 thanks to a goal each from Barrie McKay, Joe Worrall and Ben Brereton.  Will Buckley and own-goal were the source of Wanderers goals who are now without a victory in their last nine head-to-heads.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bolton are the favourites to win this game as they need to do so though given they have won just one of the last 12 I could not be backing them here.  Nor could I bring myself to side with a Nottingham Forest side with just two victories in their last 16 on the road.

It is hard to know how to come down on the goal markets the hosts need to win the game but they are struggling for goals as are the visitors so the lines look about right.  Perhaps the best angle into this tricky looking fixture is a couple of players in the anytime scorer market.

Adam Le Fondre has scored three of the last four that the Trotters have netted so he looks worth an interest to score as does Lee Tomlin who has found the back of the net four times in his last 11.

 

Adam Le Fondre to score at any time

Lee Tomlin to score at any time

 

Bolton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Bolton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Bolton Wanderers

AVG Goals

0.6

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

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
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)

L H

21-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

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)

Nottingham Forest Form Guide

Nottingham Forest Team Logo

Nottingham Forest

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
D H

11-03-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

17-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-03-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

10-04-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

24-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

28-04-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Bolton Wanderers Preview

The Trotters run of seven without a victory and just one success in their last 12 has seen them drop to second bottom.  A victory here might not be enough as they are one point off Barnsley in 21st with a much inferior goal-difference.

At the Macron Stadium, they have lost each of their last three and four of their previous five matches.  They have failed to fire in their three previous in front of their own fans and have netted a total of just seven times in their last ten at their own ground.

Just 54% of the league goals that Bolton have scored this season have come in the opening hour.  No current member of their first-team squad has found the back of the net more than six times (Adam Le Fondre has six).

 

Bolton Wanderers Team News

Jan Kirchoff ((hamstring) and Stephen Darby (head) are doubts.

 

Nottingham Forest Preview

Seven points from their last four means that Forest are ending the season in reasonable form.  They can go as high as 15th with a victory though they will not drop any lower than the 17th they currently occupy.

Away from the City Ground, they have lost each of their last three won none of their last five and just two of their last 16.  They have failed to find the back of their net in six of their last eight on the road.

Ben Brereton has found the back of the net on two occasions in his last four Championship appearances.  Four of their last five meetings with Bolton have gone over 2.5 goals with three of the last five going over 3.5 goals.

 

Nottingham Forest Team News

Costel Pantilimon (personal), Ashkan Dejagh, Joe Worrall, Juan Fuentes (all knee), David Vaughan (ankle) and Jamie Ward (hamstring) are doubts.

Bolton Wanderers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

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

Nottingham Forest Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

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 Nottingham Forest Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Ben Alnwick 189 80
2 LB Mark Little 185 81
5 CD Mark Beevers 193 80
31 CD David Wheater 196 82
15 RB Antonee Robinson - -
22 CM Felipe Morais 175 73
6 CM Josh Vela 181 73
10 CM Sammy Ameobi 190 66
21 CDM Darren Pratley 185 69
24 CDM Karl Henry 183 76
18 CF Aaron Wilbraham 191 72
No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK Stefanos Kapinos 190 90
11 RB Ben Osborn 176 75
13 CD Daniel Fox 183 79
25 CD Jack Hobbs 191 84
27 LB Tendayi Darikwa 188 77
32 CM Ben Watson 178 68
18 CM Jack Colback 176 72
7 CM Liam Bridcutt 175 73
15 RF Lee Tomlin 180 74
17 CF Ben Brereton - -
23 LF Joe Lolley 178 71