Cardiff City vs Bolton Wanderers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Cardiff City vs Bolton Wanderers Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (19:45) fixture features two sides in opposite halves of the Championship. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Cardiff were held to a 1-1 draw at the Den by Millwall in their last match despite taking a third minute lead through Junior Hoilett. The Lions levelled things in the 40th minute and that was the end of the scoring in a fiery encounter.

Bolton also finished all-square in their last game although they will be quite happy with a point against in-form Fulham. They had fallen behind after just four minutes but Adam Le Fondre struck in the 61st minute to secure Wanderers a share of the points.

The reverse fixture came just before Christmas (23rd December) and it ended in a 2-0 home victory for the Lancashire side. The tie was goalless with 15 minutes to go but a Gary Madine penalty (who has since swapped teams) and a Josh Vela strike gave the Trotters the points.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Cardiff have won just one of their last five in all competitions at home including in the FA Cup against League Two side Mansfield. Bolton struggle on the road but they did win at Sheffield United a few weeks ago and have lost just one of their last six at all grounds. They also won the reverse fixture a few months ago so look work taking along with the draw in the double chance market.

Under 2.5 goals also looks the way to go as this would have paid in each of the last eight for the Trotters while the Bluebirds have seen seven of their last 11 in front of their own fans go under the same mark.

Bolton and draw double chance

Under 2.5 goals in this game

Cardiff City scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 9 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 8 out of their last 9 games played against Cardiff City

AVG Goals

2.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Cardiff City Form Guide

Cardiff City Team Logo

Cardiff City

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W A

13-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Taffs Well Team Logo Taffs Well

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

16-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Tavistock AFC

FT 0 - 6

(HT 0 - 5)

W A

18-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bodmin Town Team Logo Bodmin Town

FT 1 - 11

(HT 1 - 7)

D A

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Torquay United Team Logo Torquay United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 1 - 5

(HT 1 - 3)

W H

03-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Amiens Team Logo Amiens

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

11-08-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

18-08-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

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)

Cardiff City Preview

The Bluebirds are now unbeaten in four in the league and have taken eight points from the last 12 available. They are in fourth place with three of their next four coming at home.

At the Cardiff City Stadium, they have lost two of their last three though are unbeaten in six when hosting bottom-half sides. Along with Derby the ten goals they have conceded at home is the best record in the division this season.

Junior Hoilett has netted two in the last two in the league and four in the last five in all competitions. Around two-thirds of the goals Cardiff have scored have come in the second-half.

Cardiff City Team News

Danny Ward (knee), Aron Gunnarsson (ankle), Craig Bryson (Achilles) and Matt Connolly (muscle) are doubts.

Bolton Wanderers Preview

It is now three unbeaten for the Trotters and just one defeat from their last six which has allowed them to climb the table. They are in 19th place and six of their next seven fixtures are against teams in the bottom-half.

Away from the Macron Stadium, they have lost four of their last five and shipped 12 goals in these matches. The nine goals they have scored on their travels this season is the worst road record in the league.

None of the last nine that Bolton have played in the Championship have gone over 2.5 goals with four of these going under 1.5 goals. In none of their last four and just one of their last five have they scored in the first-half.

Bolton Wanderers Team News

Darren Pratley (broken leg) is their only absentee for this game.

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

3.1

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

1.5

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

Cardiff City vs Bolton Wanderers Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
5 CD Bruno Ecuele Manga 186 76
32 RB Armand Traore 185 82
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
2 LB Lee Peltier 178 73
8 CM Joe Ralls 183 70
24 CM Marko Grujic 191 82
18 CM Callum Paterson 183 76
29 RF Jamie Ward 165 68
33 LF Junior Hoilett 173 70
10 CF Kenneth Zohore 189 98
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Ben Alnwick 189 80
4 CD Dorian Dervite 193 85
32 CD Reece Burke 189 81
5 CD Mark Beevers 193 80
6 CM Josh Vela 181 73
17 CM Derik Osede 183 74
22 LM Felipe Morais 175 73
15 RM Antonee Robinson - -
24 CM Karl Henry 183 76
9 CF Adam Le Fondre 180 73
10 CF Sammy Ameobi 190 66