Bolton Wanderers vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Bolton Wanderers vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides in opposite halves of the Championship table.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Bolton are still in relegation trouble following their 2-2 road draw with Barnsley in their last fixture.  An 82nd minute Adam Le Fondre penalty and a Craig Noone 85th minute goal put them on course for all three points only to be denied in injury-time.

Wolves registered their third straight league victory last weekend as they comfortably saw off Birmingham 2-0.  Diogo Jota and Benik Afobe got the goals in a game that saw the Blues play the final 38 minutes with ten men.

The reverse fixture came late November and it was a game the Black Country won 5-1 thanks to a brace from Ivan Cavaleiro and one each from Diogo Jota, Leo Bonatini and Willy Boly.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

I presume the prices on offer reflect the fact that this is a must win game for Bolton while Wolves are already promoted.  These two sides could be two leagues apart next season and the gulf in class means the visitors look a great bet here.

The Trotters are going to need to try and win the game while the Black Country side can try pick them off on the break and with that being the case then I think backing over 2.5 goals looks the play.

 

Wolves to win the game

Over 2.5 goals in this fixture

 

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

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

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

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

AVG Goals

1.3

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

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Atherton Collieries Team Logo Atherton Collieries

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Halifax Town Team Logo FC Halifax Town

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Guiseley Team Logo Guiseley

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

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)

Wolverhampton Wanderers Form Guide

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
W A

10-07-2018

Uhren Cup

Basel Team Logo Basel

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

14-07-2018

Uhren Cup

Young Boys Team Logo Young Boys

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

19-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bochum Team Logo Bochum

FT 5 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

11-08-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

18-08-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Bolton Wanderers Preview

Just one point from their last five means that the Trotters are in trouble at the bottom and sit in 20th place.  They are just two points above the drop zone and have played a game more than Barnsley in 22nd.

At the Macron Stadium, they have lost their last two and three of their last four with the sole victory coming over Aston Villa.  Only one of their last 11 in front of their own fans have gone over 2.5 goals.

Adam Le Fondre has found the back of the net four times in his last eight domestic appearances.  Each of their last four and six of their last eight meetings with Wolves have gone over 2.5 goals.

 

Bolton Wanderers Team News

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

 

Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview

Six victories and one draw from their last seven fixtures means that Wolves have secured their place in the Championship.  They also need one more point to be certain of going up as Champions though a superior goal-difference means they should do it anyway.

Away from Molienux, they have won their last two and three of their last four with a divisional high 13 road wins this season.  The Black Country outfit have the second-best road attack in the league and the best road defence.

Diogo Jota has 16 goals in the Championship this season including four in his previous six appearances.  Wolves have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three and on 22 occasions this season.

 

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News

Ivan Cavaleiro (hamstring), Bright Enobakhare (knock), Joe Mason (stomach) and Phil Ofosu-Ayeh (ankle) are doubts.  Carl Ikeme is a long-term absentee as he continues his fight against Leukemia.

 

Bolton Wanderers 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

Wolverhampton 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

Bolton Wanderers vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Sidelined Players

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Ben Alnwick 189 80
15 RB Antonee Robinson - -
5 CD Mark Beevers 193 80
31 CD David Wheater 196 82
14 LB Jon Flanagan 180 79
11 CM William Buckley 183 83
10 CM Sammy Ameobi 190 66
22 CM Felipe Morais 175 73
24 CDM Karl Henry 183 76
21 CDM Darren Pratley 185 69
9 CF Adam Le Fondre 180 73
No. Pos Player M kg
21 GK John Ruddy 193 97
15 CD Willy Boly 191 81
16 CD Conor Coady 185 75
6 CD Danny Batth 191 85
2 LM Matt Doherty 185 75
8 CM Ruben Neves 180 80
27 CM Romain Saiss 190 76
3 RM Barry Douglas 178 64
19 CF Benik Afobe 183 79
18 RF Diogo Jota 178 70
17 LF Helder Costa 178 73