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

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Stoke City vs Bolton Wanderers Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (20:00) fixture features two sides in the bottom-half of the Championship and is live on Sky Sports (behind the red button).  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Stoke needed to fight back from two goals down to claim a point at Rotherham thanks to a strike each from Tom Ince (his second in two league games) and Bojan. The draw was probably about fair in a contest the Millers just shaded.

Bolton put to an end a five-game winless run with a 1-0 home victory over Derby last time out thanks to a goal from Craig Noone. The result was a little harsh on the Rams who the expected goals data had as the better team.

These two sides were in different divisions last season so you have to go back to 2011/12 for the last time this pair met. For what it is worth it is honours even from their last five with two wins each and a draw.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

It is hard to back Stoke at these prices considering they have managed to win just two games this season. Bolton are actually higher in the league though the expected goals data has them bottom which suggests they are riding their luck and I would not back them either.

Four of the last five for the home side and seven of their last ten have seen both teams find the back of the net and looks worth backing here.  

The other recommended bet comes from the player market where Will Buckley is going off behind defenders to net first which for a guy who plays in a three behind the forward looks on the generous side.

 

BOTH teams to score

Will Buckley first goalscorer, each-way

 

Stoke City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

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

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

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

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Stoke City Form Guide

Stoke City Team Logo

Stoke City

Won

1

Draw

4

Lost

5
D A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

15-01-2019

FA Cup

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

19-01-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-01-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

09-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

13-02-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

16-02-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

23-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

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)

Stoke City Preview

The Potters have won just one of their last five and two times this season which is not the start expected of the pre-season favourites. They are in 17th with just ten points though the expected goals data feels this harsh and has the Staffordshire outfit as high as sixth.

At the Bet365 Stadium, it has been a mixed bag with two victories, one draw and two defeats from five. Just two of the six they have scored at their own ground this season have come in the opening 45 minutes.

Stoke are one of the more entertaining teams to watch for neutrals with a third highest average of 3.2 goals per fixture. Seven of their ten played have gone over 2.5 goals with five going over 3.5 goals.

 

Stoke City Team News

Mame Biram Diouf (hamstring) and Ibrahim Afellay (knee) are doubts while Sam Clucas (knee) and James McClean (broken arm) are expected to miss a few weeks.

Bolton Wanderers Preview

The Trotters have won just one of their last six but a strong start to the season means they had a cushion to fall back on. They are 14th in the table but the expected goals data feels they should be bottom.

Away from the Macron, they have lost just once this season (which came at Middlesbrough) with two draws and two victories. They have failed to net in their last two league fixtures on the road.

They are one of the less entertaining sides in the division as they rank 20th in goals per match averaging just 2.2 per fixture. The Lancashire outfit have an even split of five games going over 2.5 goals and five going under.

Bolton Wanderers Team News

Andrew Taylor (calf) and Ben Alnwick (knee) are doubts while Sammy Ameobi (ankle) and Jake Turner (broken wrist) will miss the next month. Marc Wilson will miss his second and final game of his suspension.

Stoke City 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

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

Stoke City vs Bolton Wanderers Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jack Butland 196 95
23 LB Cuco Martina 185 72
5 CD Ashley Williams 183 77
15 CD Bruno Martins Indi 185 76
3 RB Erik Pieters 183 84
38 CDM Ryan Woods 173 64
4 CDM Joe Allen 168 62
27 CM Bojan Krkic 170 65
7 CM Thomas Ince 178 66
19 CM Saido Berahino 180 77
9 CF Benik Afobe 183 79
No. Pos Player M kg
20 GK Remi Matthews 184 78
29 RB Jonathan Grounds 185 80
18 CD Marc Wilson 188 80
16 LB Pawel Olkowski 184 75
14 CD Jack Hobbs 191 84
21 CDM Joseph Williams 185 80
4 CDM Jason Lowe 176 75
7 CM Erhun Oztumer 160 60
11 CM William Buckley 183 83
12 CM Craig Noone 191 80
28 CF Josh Magennis 188 92