Derby County vs Bolton Wanderers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Derby County vs Bolton Wanderers Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

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

Derby put to an end an eight-game winless run on Easter Monday and kept alive their play-off hopes with a 1-0 victory at Preston.  Tom Lawrence got the only goal of the game mind you County were very fortunate as North-End were the dominant team.

Bolton suffered their second successive defeat on Tuesday night going down 1-0 at home to Birmingham.  Wanderers saw more of the ball but could not find a way past their well-drilled opponents.

The reverse fixture came in mid-August in Lancashire and it was the Rams who won 2-1 on that occasion with a David Nugent brace.  Gary Madine got the consolation for the Trotters who are without a win in their last eight against Derby.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Derby are strong favourites to win the game though I would not to be siding with a team at these prices who have won just one of their last six at their own ground.  Bolton though have won just once on the road all season so I could not be backing them either.

Given that the Rams have failed to score their first goal in each of their last three I think the Trotters look worth a little interest to be the first team to net especially at the prices on offer.    This also leads to a similar style bet where you can back Wanderers to net a goal in the first-half.

 

Bolton to score the first goal

Bolton to net in the first-half

 

Derby County saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Derby County saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 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 10 games played against Derby County

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Derby County Form Guide

Derby County Team Logo

Derby County

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W A

02-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

11-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-04-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

21-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

24-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

28-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

11-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

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)

Derby County Preview

The Rams picked up three points at the right time as they looked in danger of slipping out of the play-off picture.  They are in fifth place two points above the chasing pack and with a game in hand.

At the iPro Stadium, they have lost their last two and won just one of their previous six in front of their own fans.  Each of their last four at their own ground have seen both teams find the back of the net.

In 18 of their 39 league matches Derby have been ahead going into the break and if the league was based on just the first 45 minutes they would be in second place.  23 of the 39 the East Midlands outfit have played this season have seen exactly two or three goals.

 

Derby County Team News

Bradley Johnson (foot), Marcus Olsson (back), Kyle McAllister, (groin) and Jonathan Mitchell (finger) are doubts while Sam Winnall (cruciate) is out for the season.  

 

Bolton Wanderers Preview

Five points from their last five games and the struggles of the sides beneath them has allowed Wanderers to keep themselves out of the bottom three.  They are currently fifth from bottom five points above Barnsley who do have a game in hand.

Away from the Macron Stadium, they are without a victory in their last seven though three of their last four have ended all-square.  Adam Le Fondre has netted in two of the last three on his travels.

Just one of the last five Bolton have played in the Championship and two of their last 19 have gone over 2.5 goals.  53% of their goals have come in the second 15-minute period of each half.

 

Bolton Wanderers Team News

Stephen Darby (head) and Darren Pratley (unknown) are doubts.

 

Derby County 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

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

Derby County vs Bolton Wanderers Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Scott Carson 190 86
33 CD Curtis Davies 188 76
16 CD Alex Pearce 183 74
14 LB Andre Wisdom 186 78
12 RB Chris Baird 181 74
10 CM Tom Lawrence 175 70
23 CM Matej Vydra 180 71
19 CM Andreas Weimann 188 76
44 CDM Tom Huddlestone 180 80
36 CDM Joe Ledley 183 73
28 CF David Nugent 180 76
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
32 CD Reece Burke 189 81
2 LB Mark Little 185 81
8 CM Jem Karacan 178 76
24 CM Karl Henry 183 76
6 CM Josh Vela 181 73
9 CF Adam Le Fondre 180 73
18 CF Aaron Wilbraham 191 72