Bolton Wanderers vs Sunderland Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Bolton Wanderers vs Sunderland Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (20:00) fixture features two sides fighting against relegation from the Championship. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Bolton suffered a second successive defeat as their road form continues to cost them going down 2-0 at QPR at the weekend. The game turned on them having Mark Little dismissed in the 54th minute when the tie was goalless. Sunderland suffered a third defeat from four games as they were comfortably beaten at home to Brentford 2-0. The Bees were two up after just 28 minutes and from there were on cruise control. The reverse fixture came at the end of October (31st) in the North-East and it was a six-goal thriller that ended 3-3. Lewis Grabban grabbed a brace for the Black Cats while Paddy McNair also grabbed one while the Trotters shared their goals around with one each for Sammy Ameobi, Gary Madine and Karl Henry.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bolton have won three of their last five at home and six of the last ten and given the prices on offer look worth taking to beat a Sunderland side who are woeful and look short of confidence and class. The last three Wanderers home victories have all come to nil so it might be sensible to split your stakes across the 1-0 and 2-0 in the correct score market.

Bolton to win the game

Bolton to win 1-0 and Bolton to win 2-0, split stakes.

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

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

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

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

AVG Goals

0.7

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)

Sunderland Form Guide

Sunderland Team Logo

Sunderland

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
L A

10-03-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

17-03-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

30-03-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

02-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

10-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

21-04-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

27-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Bolton Wanderers Preview

The Trotters have lost their last two games and have won just one of their last six which keeps them deep in the relegation battle. They sit in 20th place just two points above the drop-zone though just one of their next five is against a top eight side. At the Macron Stadium, it is five without defeat and just one loss in 11 for the Lancashire side. They have conceded just three goals in their last six in the league in front of their own fans. Defence has been an issue for Bolton this season with 51 goals shipped which is the third worst record in the division this season. The sale of Gary Madine has also had an impact at the other end with just three goals scored in their last six.

Bolton Wanderers Team News

Craig Noone (knee), Stephen Darby (head) and Darren Pratley (broken leg) are doubts. Mark Little will miss the game through suspension.

Sunderland Preview

It is just one point from the last four the Black Cats and four from the last seven which sees them second bottom. They face bottom half sides in three of their next five and need to start putting points on board. Away from the Stadium of Light, they have picked up all three points at Forest and one at Bristol City in recent times though they have lost three of their last five. Their last three on the road have produced a total of 14 goals with the Wearsiders netting four of these and conceding ten. Sunderland are struggling for goals with just eight netted in their last 12 Championship fixtures. Aiden McGeady is the leading scorer of the players still at the club with six goals with next best George Honeyman with just three.

Sunderland Team News

Marc Wilson, Paddy McNair (both groin) and Jack Rodwell (hamstring) are doubts. Lamine Kone (knee) and Darron Gibson (groin) are a few weeks away from a return while Duncan Watmore (knee) and Robin Ruitter (broken finger) are out for the season.

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

Sunderland 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

Bolton Wanderers vs Sunderland Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Ben Alnwick 189 80
22 LB Felipe Morais 175 73
5 CD Mark Beevers 193 80
31 CD David Wheater 196 82
3 RB Andrew Taylor 178 69
4 CD Dorian Dervite 193 85
10 LM Sammy Ameobi 190 66
8 CM Jem Karacan 178 76
24 CM Karl Henry 183 76
40 RM Zach Clough 172 64
18 CF Aaron Wilbraham 191 72
No. Pos Player M kg
12 GK Lee Camp 183 75
23 CD Lamine Kone 189 90
16 CD John O'Shea 191 75
35 CD Jake Clarke-Salter 188 69
2 LM Billy Jones 181 77
6 CM Lee Cattermole 178 76
4 CM Patrick McNair 183 72
3 RM Bryan Oviedo 172 70
26 CM George Honeyman 173 72
9 CF Ashley Fletcher 185 78
29 CF Joel Asoro 175 75