Burton Albion vs Bolton Wanderers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Pirelli Stadium

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Burton Albion vs Bolton Wanderers Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture is an important one at the bottom end of the Championship.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Burton made it back-to-back victories to keep alive their hopes of staying in the division with a victory at Sunderland.  Albion found themselves one down with five minutes to play but a goal each from Darren Bent and Liam Boyce gave them three crucial points.

Bolton are now six without a victory following a comprehensive 4-0 loss at home to Wolves last weekend.  Wanderers can have few complaints about the results as they ran into the Champions in rampant form.

The reverse fixture came in mid-December at it was Burton who won on that occasion 1-0 from a Lloyd Dyer.  It marked only the second time these two have met the other was in the League Cup in 2015 and the Brewers won 1-0 away that day also.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

It is hard to put faith in a side who have won just three home matches all season but then again Bolton have won just one away match.  Burton are showing more signs of life and with Liam Boyce and Darren Bent carry the greater goal threat a home win looks the call.

A draw will suit Wanderers more so they will look to keep it tight and they have been level in 11 of their 22 on the road going into the break while Albion have only been ahead three times in their home matches at half-time.  Backing the draw in the half-time market looks a sensible play.

 

Burton to win the game

Game to be level at half-time

 

Burton Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Burton Albion are undefeated in all of their last 3 games against Bolton Wanderers

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

Bolton Wanderers have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 3 games against Burton Albion

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Burton Albion Form Guide

Burton Albion Team Logo

Burton Albion

Won

4

Draw

0

Lost

6
L H

10-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

14-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

21-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 5

(HT 1 - 3)

L H

04-08-2018

League 1

Rochdale Team Logo Rochdale

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

11-08-2018

League 1

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Bolton Wanderers Form Guide

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo

Bolton Wanderers

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
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)

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)

Burton Albion Preview

The Brewers looked relegated but two straight victories and just one defeat in their last five means they still have a chance of avoiding the drop.  They are two points behind Bolton in 21st though this is effectively three points as they have far inferior goal-difference.

At the Pirelli Stadium, they have struggled this season and victory over Derby last time in front of their own fans was only their third home success.  They have both the worst home defensive record and the worst home attacking record in the division.

Each of the last two and six of the last seven Burton have played in the Championship have seen both teams score.  After missing most of the season through injury Liam Boyce is back and has two in his last two appearances.

 

Burton Albion Team News

Lloyd Dyer (hamstring) and Tom Flanagan (unknown) are doubts while Willie Miller is a long-term absentee  

Bolton Wanderers Preview

The Trotters looked like they were going to be safe but just one point from their last six fixtures means they are back in trouble.  They sit in 21st two points above Barnsley and Burton and they end the season at home to Nottingham Forest.

Away from the Macron Stadium, no side has won a lower amount of home matches in the division than their one success.  They are the joint lowest road scorers and have the joint-second weakest road defence.

They have failed to fire in four of their last five and they have no player on their books who has netted more than six goals.  50% of the goals Bolton have scored this season have come in the minutes between 16 and 30 and 61 and 75.

 

Bolton Wanderers Team News

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

Burton Albion 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

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

Burton Albion vs Bolton Wanderers Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Stephen Bywater 188 81
2 LB John Brayford 173 71
15 CD Tom Naylor 181 72
5 CD Kyle McFadzean 185 84
6 RB Ben Turner 193 91
19 CDM Jacob Davenport - -
17 LM Marvin Sordell 177 79
7 CM Luke Murphy 188 73
21 CM Hope Akpan 183 67
10 RM Lucas Akins 180 73
27 CF Liam Boyce 184 85
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Ben Alnwick 189 80
4 CD Dorian Dervite 193 85
3 RB Andrew Taylor 178 69
5 CD Mark Beevers 193 80
14 LB Jon Flanagan 180 79
10 CM Sammy Ameobi 190 66
21 CM Darren Pratley 185 69
12 CM Craig Noone 191 80
17 CDM Derik Osede 183 74
24 CDM Karl Henry 183 76
9 CF Adam Le Fondre 180 73