Sheffield United vs Bolton Wanderers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sheffield United vs Bolton Wanderers Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture is an important one at both ends of the table as it features the side third top against the side second bottom. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Sheffield United saw their winless run stretched to two matches after a 2-2 draw with Norwich at Carrow Road. They came from behind twice thanks to a Billy Sharp brace (including one penalty) but could not get all three points that the expected goals data suggests they deserved.

Bolton were in action on Tuesday night and needed a late goal from Jack Hobbs to claim a point at home to Reading. The game ended in a 1-1 draw with the expected goals data feeling they were a tad fortunate to claim a point.

The reverse fixture came towards the end of August in Lancashire and the Blades won 3-0 that day.  Mark Duffy, Kieran Freeman and John Fleck all got a goal each to give United all three points through the expected goals data suggests the scoreline flattered them.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Sheffield United are a very short price to win this game and while I cannot see past them doing do I could not be backing them at those odds. I could not put anyone off backing United to win to nil but a couple of other bets appeal more.

I like the idea of the Blades to score more goals in the second-half as 12 of the last 14 Bolton have shipped on the road have come after the break. David McGoldrick is in a rich vein of home scoring form (four in four) and he gets the nod here to net at any time.

 

Sheff Utd second 45 minutes to be their highest scoring half

David McGoldrick anytime scorer

 

Sheffield United have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

01-01-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Barnet Team Logo Barnet

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

12-01-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

26-01-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

02-02-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

08-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

13-02-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

23-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Bolton Wanderers Form Guide

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo

Bolton Wanderers

Won

2

Draw

1

Lost

7
W H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Walsall Team Logo Walsall

FT 5 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

21-01-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

25-01-2019

FA Cup

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

29-01-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

09-02-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

12-02-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

16-02-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

23-02-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades are without a win in two through have lost just one of their last seven so must be happy at the moment. They sit in third place three behind Norwich and have a mixed run with three of their next six against top half sides and the other three teams in the bottom.

At Bramall Lane, the Yorkshire side have won their last three including victories over Derby and Blackburn. David McGoldrick has netted at least once in each of his last four in front of his own fans.

Sheffield United have seen four of their last six matches in the Championship go over 2.5 goals. Just one of their last five has seen both teams find the back of the net and just two of the last six if only looking at home games.

 

Sheffield United Team News

Jake Wright (broken cheekbone) is their only injury doubt ahead of this fixture. Scott Hogan will come into the squad following a loan deal.

Bolton Wanderers Preview

The Trotters are without a win in their last five and have picked up just eight points from their last 19. They are 23rd in the table though Rotherham in 21st are just two points above them.

Away from the University of Bolton Stadium, the Lancashire outfit have lost eight of 14 including each of their last five. They are struggling for goals on the road managing just five from their last 11 trips.

Bolton are the lowest scorers in the Championship this season netting just 19 times from their 29 fixtures. Around two-thirds (66%) of their goals have come in the second 45 minutes.

 

Bolton Wanderers Team News

Stephen Ireland (calf), Ben Alnwick (hip), Joe Williams (thigh) and Marc Wilson (muscle) are doubts while Yanic Wildschut (ankle) will miss the next few months.

Sheffield United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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

1.1

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

Sheffield United vs Bolton Wanderers Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Dean Henderson - -
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
12 CD John Egan 185 72
6 CD Chris Basham 180 80
21 AM Mark Duffy 175 72
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
2 LM George Baldock 175 67
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
16 CM Oliver Norwood 180 76
17 CF David McGoldrick 185 75
10 CF Billy Sharp 175 70
No. Pos Player M kg
20 GK Remi Matthews 184 78
14 CD Jack Hobbs 191 84
31 CD David Wheater 196 82
4 LB Jason Lowe 176 75
3 RB Andrew Taylor 178 69
10 CM Sammy Ameobi 190 66
48 CDM Luca Connell - -
17 CDM Callum Connolly 183 70
19 CM Gary O'Neil 173 61
6 CM Josh Vela 181 73
8 CF Clayton Donaldson 185 73