Brentford vs Bolton Wanderers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: Griffin Park

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Brentford vs Bolton 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.

Brentford suffered an FA Cup Third Round shock as they lost 1-0 at home to League Two side Notts County. In the league, they last played on January 2nd and they lost 3-0 at Molineux against Wolves. Bolton also suffered a cup exit as they went down 2-1 at home to Premier League Huddersfield despite a goal from Derik Osede. Their last league fixture came on New Year’s Day and that saw them beat Hull 1-0 with a Gary Madine goal giving them a crucial three points in that relegation battle. The reverse fixture came in September in Lancashire but it was the visitors who came out on top that day winning 3-0. The Bees shared the goals around with one each for Yoann Barbet, Nico Yennaris and Ollie Watkins.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Despite the great form from Brentford their tendency to draw (seven times at home this season) would put me off backing them at such a short price. Bolton are poor travellers but did pick up all three points at Bramall Lane last time out and I could not put anyone off backing them at the prices on offer. Gary Madine has three in his last four in the league and Lasse Vibe has six in his last six so backing both to net at any time looks the best way to approach this fixture.

Gary Madine anytime scorer

Lasse Vibe anytime scorer

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

Brentford saw over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 6 games played against Bolton Wanderers

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

Bolton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 6 games played against Brentford

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Brentford Form Guide

Brentford Team Logo

Brentford

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W H

07-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-04-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

21-04-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

28-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

06-05-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

06-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Boreham Wood Team Logo Boreham Wood

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Karlsruher SC Team Logo Karlsruher SC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Wycombe Wanderers Team Logo Wycombe Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

Bolton Wanderers Form Guide

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo

Bolton Wanderers

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
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)

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)

Brentford Preview

The defeat to Wolves put to an end a three-game winning run for the Bees and was just their second in the last nine in the league. The London outfit are in 11th place and just six points behind sixth and ten behind second will still believe they are in the promotion fight. At Griffin Park, they have won three of their last four and are unbeaten in 12 in the league in front of their own fans. Their 13 home fixtures this season have produced a total of 37 goals which averages at almost three per tie. Lasse Vibe has netted six times this season and these have all come in his last six league apperances. Just 28 of the 74 goals scored in Brentford league matches have come in the opening 45 minutes.

Brentford Team News

Henrik Dalsgaard (heel) and John Egan (concussion) are both doubts.

Bolton Wanderers Preview

Three victories from four matches over the festive period has moved the Trotters out of the bottom three. The Lancashire side are still in 20th and are among six sides separated by just four points at the bottom. Away from the Macron Stadium, they finally broke their winless run last time out with a victory at Bramall Lane over Sheffield United. The 24 goals they have shipped on their travels is the third worst defensive road record. None of the last five Bolton league fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals while the same ratio having seen both teams score. In three of their last four they have kept a clean sheet and have conceded just three times in their last five.

Bolton Wanderers Team News

Jem Karacan (personal) is a doubt while Karl Henry (hamstring) and Darren Pratley (broken leg) are out for another few weeks.

Brentford Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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 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

Brentford vs Bolton Wanderers Sidelined Players

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