Bolton Wanderers vs Reading Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Bolton Wanderers vs Reading Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (20:00) fixture has important implications at the bottom end of the Championship. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Bolton were in FA Cup Fourth Round action on Friday night and they lost 2-1 at Bristol City despite having taken the lead through Mark Beevers. In the league, they were last in action on the 21st where they lost at home to West Brom 2-0.

Reading have had a week off as they were eliminated in the FA Cup Third Round by Manchester United. They were last in action on Saturday 19th where they lost 2-1 at Derby despite a goal from Sone Aluko.

The reverse fixture came in mid-August at the Madejski at it was Wanderers who won that day 1-0 thanks to a Yann Wildschut goal. Two of their last three and four of their last seven meetings have ended all-square.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

It is hard to split the pair with Bolton winning just two at home since August and Reading winning once on the road all season. The Royals are showing more form of late but at these prices I could not be siding with them.

No in the both teams to score market appeals as the hosts have blanked six times in their last nine at their own place while the visitors have blanked in five of their last seven on the road. This also points to a low-scoring game and while under 2.5 goals looks too short under 1.5 seems worth a play.

 

NO in the both teams to score market

Under 1.5 goals in this fixture

 

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

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

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

Reading saw over 1.5 goals in 7 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

1

Lost

7
W H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Walsall Team Logo Walsall

FT 5 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

21-01-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

25-01-2019

FA Cup

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

29-01-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

09-02-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

12-02-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

16-02-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

23-02-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Reading Form Guide

Reading Team Logo

Reading

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
L H

01-01-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

12-01-2019

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

29-01-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

02-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

09-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-02-2019

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

16-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D H

23-02-2019

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Bolton Wanderers Preview

It is three straight league defeats and no win in four for the Trotters who are deep in relegation trouble. They are 23rd and are three points from safety though just one of their next four are against top eight sides.

At the University of Bolton Stadium, the Lancashire side have won just one of their last five and two since August. They have netted just three times in front of their own fans from a combined nine.

Bolton need someone to step up and regularly score goals between now and the end of the season if they are to stay up. Josh Magennis is their leading goal getter through he has just four goals.

 

Bolton Wanderers Team News

Stephen Ireland (calf) is their only doubt ahead of this fixture. They are likely to make changes from the side who started Friday in the FA Cup.

Reading Preview

The Royals are showing improvement under Jose Gomez but they need to get some points on the board. They are still in the relegation zone and sit in 22nd place and are two points from safety.

Away from the Madejski, the Berkshire outfit are struggling without a victory in their last ten and have won just once on the road this season. A lack of road goals is an issue with just two netted from their previous seven.

Jon Dadhi Bodvarsson is their leading scorer this season with seven but he has not netted since September (although he did miss large periods of time with an injury).  Yakou Meite has six goals while Sam Baldock has five.

 

Reading Team News

Tom McIntyre (eye) is a doubt while Paul McShane (knee), Adrian Popa (ankle), Jordan Obita (cruciate) and Saeid Ezzatolahi (thigh) are all long-term absentees.  

Bolton Wanderers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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

Reading 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 Reading Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
20 GK Remi Matthews 184 78
3 RB Andrew Taylor 178 69
31 CD David Wheater 196 82
14 CD Jack Hobbs 191 84
16 LB Pawel Olkowski 184 75
12 CM Craig Noone 191 80
10 CM Sammy Ameobi 190 66
19 CM Gary O'Neil 173 61
4 CDM Jason Lowe 176 75
48 CDM Luca Connell - -
8 CF Clayton Donaldson 185 73
No. Pos Player M kg
- GK Emiliano Martinez 195 88
2 LB Chris Gunter 180 71
19 CD Matt Miazga 195 89
6 CD Liam Moore 186 86
3 RB Andy Yiadom 186 78
17 CM Modou Barrow 176 63
14 CM Sone Aluko 173 62
10 CM John Swift 182 73
7 CDM Leandro Bacuna 187 77
35 CDM Andy Rinomhota 175 -
22 CF Nelson Oliveira 184 75