Bolton Wanderers vs Sheffield United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Bolton Wanderers vs Sheffield United Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides who have both won back-to-back league matches. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Bolton made it three victories from four league games this season with a 1-0 defeat of Birmingham on Wednesday night. A Will Buckley goal gave them all three points in a result that was harsh on their opponents. Sheffield United were not in action midweek so they last played at the weekend where they defeated Norwich 2-1.  John Egan and Billy Sharp got the goals in a result that probably flattered the Blades. The two meetings between these sides last season were both won by the road side by the same 1-0 scoreline. In four of their six meetings in the last decade it is Wanderers who have come out on top.

Betting Tips and Predictions

If you took one look at the league table you would think the prices on offer here were crazy but if you look at the expected goals data you would see why. Bolton are outperforming their data but at these odds it is worth chancing they can keep on doing those at least in the short term. These two sides know each other very well having been promoted in the same season and their encounters are tight. It is five meetings (if you throw in an FA Cup encounter) in the last two season and Wanderers shade this 3-2 so they look worth backing along with the draw in the double chance market. Their two meetings last season produced a total of just two goals and under 2.5 goals while short makes sense though to squeeze out some value I will take under 1.5 goals.

Bolton and draw double chance

Under 1.5 goals in this fixture.

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

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

AVG Goals

1.2

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

2

Lost

4
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)

W A

18-08-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-08-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

25-08-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

01-09-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

L H

15-09-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

19-09-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W A

27-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

04-08-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-08-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 5 - 6

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

18-08-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

25-08-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

01-09-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

15-09-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

19-09-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Bolton Wanderers Preview

The Trotters were joint-favourites for relegation yet have three wins and one draw from their opening four fixtures. They are third place in the league with ten points though the expected goals data table thinks that is false and has them as low 19th. At the Macron Stadium, they have won one and drawn one this season and are unbeaten in their last three.  In just two of their last seven in front of their own fans have both teams netted. Will Buckley and Yann Wildschut have both netted twice for Wanderers in the league this season. Three of the four games Bolton have played this season have seen at least one goal in the final 20 minutes.

Bolton Wanderers Team News

Luke Murphy (unknown) is a doubt while Sammy Ameobi is back after a hip problem.

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades have had a mixed start to the season two defeats and two victories though they have won their last two. They sit in 12th place with six points while the expected goals data has them a little higher in ninth. Away from Bramall Lane, they have one victory and one defeat though over a larger period of won just two of their last eight. Five of the last six the Yorkshire side have played on the road have seen both teams net. Billy Sharp has netted two league goals this season and he has also bagged another in the League Cup. Three of the four Sheffield United have played in the league have been level going into the break.

Sheffield United Team News

Paul Coutts (broken leg) and Mark Duffy (illness) are close to returns while George Baldock (ankle) and Jake Wright (broken cheekbone) are set to miss out.

Bolton Wanderers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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

Sheffield United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

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 Sheffield United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Ben Alnwick 189 80
16 LB Pawel Olkowski 184 75
31 CD David Wheater 196 82
5 CD Mark Beevers 193 80
29 RB Jonathan Grounds 185 80
4 CDM Jason Lowe 176 75
15 CDM Luke Murphy 188 73
10 CM Sammy Ameobi 190 66
6 CM Josh Vela 181 73
11 CM William Buckley 183 83
28 CF Josh Magennis 188 92
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Dean Henderson - -
6 CD Chris Basham 180 80
12 CD John Egan 185 72
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
16 CM Oliver Norwood 180 76
18 LM Kieron Freeman 184 74
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
21 AM Mark Duffy 175 72
10 CF Billy Sharp 175 70
9 CF Leon Clarke 188 90