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

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: Hillsborough

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Sheffield Wednesday vs Bolton Wanderers Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

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

Sheffield Wednesday continued their recent struggles losing their fourth straight on Tuesday night. Ipswich beat them 2-1 despite another goal from Lucas Joao who has five in his last seven. Bolton picked up a useful point on the road in midweek drawing 1-1 with Reading at the Madejski stadium. Adam Le Fondre got them back level just before half-time and neither side could find a further breakthrough. The reverse fixture came in mid-October in Lancashire and Wanderers won that game 2-1 thanks to an own-goal and a Sammy Ameobi strike with Kieran Lee netting for Wednesday. These sides also met in the League Cup in August at the Macron and the Trotters won that 3-2 with a goal each from Jem Karacan, Dorian Dervite and an Adam Armstrong penalty while Jordan Rhodes grabbed a brace for the Owls.

Betting Tips and Predictions

It is hard to trust either of these sides with any degree of confidence and as such I would suggest looking at markets other than the match result to try and find the betting value in this fixture. Lucas Joao loves a home game netting five times in his last four league appearances in front of his own fans so I think he looks worth an anytime scorer play. Wednesday are also shipping having let in 12 in their last four fixtures so try a play on Darren Pratley to score at any time as he was positioned just behind the striker in midweek.

Lucas Joao to score at any time

Darren Pratley to score at any time

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

Sheffield Wednesday saw over 1.5 goals in 7 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 7 out of their last 10 games played against Sheffield Wednesday

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sheffield Wednesday Form Guide

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo

Sheffield Wednesday

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
D H

10-03-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-03-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-03-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

07-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

21-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

28-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 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)

Sheffield Wednesday Preview

It is now four straight league defeats for the Owls and just one victory from their last 12 fixtures. They are down in 17th and just seven points from Birmingham who are in 22nd with only one of their next four against a top ten side. At Hillsborough, it has been poor with three defeats from their last four and just one victory from their last ten. Lucas Joao has netted in each of his last four at home and five in these fixtures. Each of the last four Sheffield Wednesday league games and five of their last seven have gone over 2.5 goals with the two that did not featuring two goals. Five of these seven have also seen both teams find the back of the net.

Sheffield Wednesday Team News

Ross Wallace (knee), Jack Hunt (hamstring), Jordan Thorniley (concussion) and Joost van Aken (hip) are doubts while Gary Hooper (hip), Kieran Westwood (groin), Steven Fletcher, Sam Hutchinson (both knee), Barry Bannan (groin) and Fernando Forestieri (knee) are all long-term absentees.

Bolton Wanderers Preview

Just six points from their last eight Championship fixtures has kept the Trotters in the relegation mix. Just three of their last ten matches are against teams in the top ten so they have the chance to get the points on the board. Away from the Macron Stadium, they are without a victory in their last five though they have drawn their last two. On the road, the Lancashire outfit have netted just two times from their last seven. Just one of the last 15 that Bolton have played in the league have gone over 2.5 goals with six of these going under 1.5. Around 55% of the goals they have scored this season have come between the 16th and 30th minute and the 61st and 75th minute.

Bolton Wanderers Team News

Sammy Ameobi (knock) and Stephen Darby (head) are doubts.

Sheffield Wednesday Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

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

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

Sheffield Wednesday vs Bolton Wanderers Sidelined Players

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Joseph Wildsmith 189 77
36 CD Daniel Pudil 185 81
15 CD Tom Lees 185 78
46 CD Frederico Venancio 186 76
32 CM Joey Pelupessy 172 63
21 RM George Boyd 186 79
38 CM Sean Clare - -
2 LM Jack Hunt 175 71
20 CM Adam Reach 185 73
17 CF Atdhe Nuhiu 197 85
18 CF Lucas Joao 182 80
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Ben Alnwick 189 80
14 LB Jon Flanagan 180 79
5 CD Mark Beevers 193 80
3 RB Andrew Taylor 178 69
32 CD Reece Burke 189 81
11 CM William Buckley 183 83
17 CDM Derik Osede 183 74
21 CM Darren Pratley 185 69
10 CM Sammy Ameobi 190 66
24 CDM Karl Henry 183 76
9 CF Adam Le Fondre 180 73