BOLTON WANDERERS v BURYTuesday 18th April 2017 - Kickoff: 2000hrsFootball - England - League One Betting Tips
With a game in hand over their promotion rivals, tonight’s hosts, Bolton Wanderers, know they cannot afford anything less than three points to put them in the box seat for automatic promotion up to the Championship when they play Bury this evening.
Bolton’s automatic promotion hopes have faltered in recent games as they’ve suffered back-to-back defeats to Scunthorpe United and Oldham Athletic respectively, although both of these losses were incurred away from home, so The Trotters will no doubt be grateful to return to their Macron Stadium for this crucial clash.
Bolton hold a good record of 12-6-3 32/16 on home turf, and they’re unbeaten in their last six league matches which includes wins over Walsall, Rochdale and Northampton Town. Look out for forward Madine (8 goals) and midfielder Vela (9 goals).
Visitors Bury are perched precariously just above the relegation zone ahead of their trip to Bolton, sitting just one league position and one point above Port Vale. Bury will be looking to end a dismal run of three straight defeat here this evening following defeats to Oxford United, Bradford and Rochdale.
The latter two losses were both at their Gigg Lane which doesn’t bode well for them here this evening, in addition to an away record that reads a below-par 4-7-10 25/39. In addition, The Shakers hold an average looking record of 2-3-5 10/19 when travelling to top half opposition, as the goals have been hard to come by on the road.
I’m tipping that Bolton bounce back here as automatic promotion is still in their own hands.
Pick: Bolton Wanderers to win @ 1.62 bet365
18th April 2017 /
League One/Two Tips
BOLTON WANDERERS v CHESTERFIELDSaturday 1st April 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - League One Betting Tips
High-flying Bolton Wanderers will be looking to record a sixth win on the trot in League One when they play host to second from bottom Chesterfield at the Macron Stadium, as confidence also runs high amongst the Bolton faithful.
Following relegation from the Championship at the end of last season, The Trotters have responded in fantastic fashion and they now hold one of the automatic promotion spots back up to the English second tier with a six-point lead over Fleetwood Town ahead of this weekend.
Bolton have racked up recent wins over the aforementioned Fleetwood Town as well as victories over Gillingham, Northampton Town, Oxford United and Shrewsbury Town which has helped transform Bolton into serious promotion contenders. Bolton’s home record stands at 12-5-3 32/16 and they’re unbeaten in their last five on home turf.
Visitors Chesterfield find themselves at the other end of the league table and fighting a serious battle against relegation following a run of five matches without a win, and indeed, The Spireites have managed to chalk up just one win from their last 13 outings.
This poor run of form has dropped them well and truly in the mire and they’re now 10 points adrift of Shrewsbury Town and the safety spot of 20th with a visit to promotion chasing Bolton Wanderers in front of them.
Chesterfield’s away record reads a very sorry looking 2-4-14 14/33 as goals have been hard to come by on their travels, with only Oldham Athletic (12) scoring fewer than them on the road to date.
With just three clean sheets on their travels to date, I’m expecting Chesterfield to struggle again this afternoon in what should be a straightforward win for Bolton.
Pick: Bolton Wanderers AH-1 @ 1.60 Bet Victor, but be quick!
31st March 2017 /
League One/Two Tips
BOLTON WANDERERS v SWINDON TOWNSaturday 14th January 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - League One Betting Tips
Bolton Wanderers earned a replay in the third round of the FA Cup with Premier League Crystal Palace on the weekend when the League One side held their high profile opponents to a 0-0 draw at the Macron Stadium, but it’s back to business in the league for Bolton on Saturday.
Bolton sit in third place in League One thanks to suffering just one defeat from their last eight matches overall, which was a 1-0 loss away at lowly Chesterfield, but home form has been impressive for The Trotters with stats of 9-3-1 21/8 and along with Sheffield United, Bolton have the best defensive record at home in the division to date.
In addition, Bolton have won their last seven League One matches at home on the trot which includes four clean sheets and the hosts scoring 16 goals into the bargain. Look out for forwards Clough and Madine to notch today.
Visitors Swindon Town have now gone six league matches without a win following their disappointing 0-0 draw at home with Shrewsbury Town, and indeed The Robins have managed to record just one league win from their last nine overall.
That rare success came in a 1-0 home win over Bradford City back in November, but since then, the Wiltshire outfit have been on a steady slide down the division where they currently occupy 19th place on the league ladder.
Swindon have also won just once away from home all season to date amidst an overall record of 1-5-7 11/27 which furthers the claims for a home win here.
Pick: Bolton Wanderers to win @ 1.53 William Hill
12th January 2017 /
League One/Two Tips
BOLTON WANDERERS v SHREWSBURY TOWNMonday 26th December 2016 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - League One Betting Tips
Next, I take a look at the English lower leagues and in particular League One as we hit the midway stage of the domestic season in the English third tier, with my first game featuring a Bolton Wanderers side keen to make a swift return to the Championship.
Bolton have made a good start to their campaign in League One following their disappointing showing in the Championship which ended in relegation last season, but with an impressive home record so far which stands at 7-3-1 17/6 which includes five wins on the trot, The Trotters look to be in the box seat here today.
Recent wins gained over Oldham Athletic, Port Vale, Millwall, Coventry City and Gillingham has seen Bolton build momentum at their Macron Stadium and they’ll also be keen to bounce back from defeat last time out when they lost 1-0 away at Chesterfield.
Visitors Shrewsbury Town head into this Boxing Day clash in confident mood having put together back-to-back wins against Millwall and Bristol Rovers who are both situated in and around the mid-table to bottom half of the division, but they’ll face a stern examination at Bolton this afternoon I daresay.
The Shrews’ recent win at Millwall ended a dismal run of seven league matches without a win away from home in League One, and it remains to be seen whether they’ve turned a corner or if this was a rare victor on the road.
Shrewsbury’s away record so far stands at a disappointing 2-3-6 10/19 with their only other success on their travels being a 3-2 win at bottom club Oldham Athletic back in September.
Pick: Bolton Wanderers to win @ 1.50 bet365
26th December 2016 /
BOLTON WANDERERS v GILLINGHAMMonday 12th December 2016 - Kickoff: 2000hrsFootball - England - League One Betting Tips
Third placed Bolton Wanderers could leapfrog Sheffield United into second place in League One if they take all three points against Gillingham and having won their last three league matches on the trot, Monday night’s hosts look to be in the box-seat ahead of this encounter.
Indeed, The Trotters have put together an impressive run of results in recent weeks as they’ve won eight of their last nine in the English third tier with their only blemish during this sequence being a 1-0 defeat away at Peterborough United.
But with an overall home record that stands at 6-3-1 13/6 that includes four wins on the trot recently over Oldham Athletic, Port Vale, Millwall and Coventry City in addition to possessing the best defensive record on home turf, Bolton look a solid bet bere.
Visitors Gillingham currently sit in 16th place in League One as their home form has over-shadowed their exploits on the road as they’ve won four of their seven victories at their Priestfield ground.
The Gills head into this clash on the back of three league wins from their last four with wins gathered against Northampton Town, Walsall and Rochdale although it should be pointed out that two of these three recent wins were on home turf.
Away from home, Gillingham hold a rather more circumspect record of 3-1-6 14/21 with just one away win from their last seven on the road which was gained in a 2-1 win at 17th placed Walsall, but Gillingham have failed to keep a single clean sheet on their travels so far this season which is another reason to give Bolton the nod here I feel.
Pick: Bolton Wanderers to win @ 1.75 bet365
11th December 2016 /
League One/Two Tips
BOLTON WANDERERS v COVENTRY CITYTuesday 22nd November 2016 - Kickoff: 2000hrsFootball - England - League One Betting Tips
Bolton Wanderers secured a sixth win from their last seven matches in League One on Saturday when they registered a solid 2-0 home win over Millwall and they’ll be looking for more of the same when they play host to Coventry City in tonight’s slightly later kick-off in the English third tier.
This impressive run of form has been interrupted briefly by a 1-0 defeat away at Peterborough United but aside from that, The Trotters have been in winning form as they’ve swept aside the likes of Bury and Port Vale in recent weeks amidst an overall home record of 5-3-1 12/6.
Nevertheless, Bolton will need to continue their winning momentum here this evening if they’re to keep tabs with current League One leaders Scunthorpe United who hold a commanding six-point lead over Sheffield United and Bolton Wanderers.
Onto Coventry City, and the Sky Blues suffered a second defeat on the trot in League One following a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Oxford United away at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday which followed last weekend’s defeat against Scunthorpe United.
Coventry now face another difficult challenge in the shape of Bolton Wanderers at the Macron Stadium and their task is made that much harder when you consider their form away from home so far in this campaign.
The Sky Blues hold a disappointing away record of 1-2-6 7/17 so far on their travels this season with their one success being at Port Vale, but they’ve since slumped to three away matches without a win as they’ve fallen to defeats at Charlton Athletic and Oxford United along with a point at Walsall in the west midlands derby.
Pick: Bolton Wanderers to win @ 1.87 Unibet
21st November 2016 /
League One/Two Tips
BOLTON WANDERERS v SOUTHEND UNITEDSaturday 3rd September 2016 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - League One Betting Tips
With the international break looming, here's a chance to check out the English lower leagues this weekend...
Bolton Wanderers retained their unbeaten status in League One last weekend when they earned a good point away at Charlton Athletic at The Valley, and Bolton will be looking to at least extend their unbeaten run (if not take all three points) when Southend United pay a visit to the Macron Stadium.
Following last season’s absolutely disastrous campaign in the Championship which saw The Trotters relegated after an abject season, they have started this new League One campaign in postive fashion; four wins fro their first five matches has posted them top of the division ahead of this weekend.
Bolton’s home form has started well too as they’ve won both of their opening home games against Sheffield United and Fleetwood Town respectively, with striker Madine (3 goals) well supported by midfielders Spearing and Vela (2 goals apiece).
Visitors Southend United, usually there or thereabouts in the top six of this division, find themselves languishing in 19th place in League One after an ordinary start to their new season. The Shrimps have gained just one win from their first five so far, which was a 3-0 win away at fellow strugglers Sheffield United, but their form overall in League One has dipped severely.
Indeed, it’s just two league wins from their last 15 matches at this level which will raise serious concerns over this campaign if they can’t improve things quickly, and prior to the Sheffield United win, Southend had lost their previous six away matches on the trot.
Therefore, confidence can’t be high in the Southend camp while Bolton are positively buzzing at the moment - I’ll back the hosts to take the points here.
Pick: Bolton Wanderers to win @ 1.70 Unibet
30th August 2016 /
League One/Two Tips
CARDIFF CITY v BOLTON WANDERERSSaturday 23rd April 2016 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - Championship Betting Tips
Despite having gone four matches without a win in the Championship, Cardiff City will fancy their chances of taking all three points in Saturday afternoon’s with already relegated Bolton Wanderers at the Cardiff City Stadium.
It’s been a long and difficult campaign for Cardiff City manager Russell Slade as he’s not always been flavour of the month in the Welsh valleys, but with just three matches remaining of the season, The Bluebirds are still in with a shout of claiming a last-gasp play-off spot.
Cardiff are six points adrift of sixth placed Sheffield Wednesday but they do possess a solid home record of 11-8-2 30/18 which they’ll be hoping can assist them in staying in the hunt for a top six place.
Onto Bolton Wanderers, and it’s been a disastrous campaign for The Trotters as they were resigned to relegation down to League One a few weeks ago, and they have only pride left to play for now until the end of this term.
It’s now 13 matches without a win in the Championship for Bolton who are ten points adrift of second from bottom club Charlton Athletic and who still remain without an away win at this stage of the campaign with an overall away record of 0-4-17 16/52.
In addition, Bolton have lost their last six away matches on the trot scoring 5 goals for and conceding a total of 19 goals in reply - the signs are certainly not good for them here!
Pick: Cardiff City AH-1 @ 1.62 Unibet
22nd April 2016 /
DERBY COUNTY v BOLTON WANDERERSSaturday 9th April 2016 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - Championship Betting Tips
Derby County continued their resurgence during midweek with a resounding 4-0 home win over fourth placed Hull City as The Rams held onto sixth place and the last remaining play-off spot in the Championship.
They’ll now be looking to post back-to-back wins as they prepare for the visit of beleaguered Bolton Wanderers to their iPro Stadium having won their last four home matches on the trot with wins against Blackburn Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Nottingham Forest (in the east midlands local derby) and of course Hull City.
Derby made a slow start to their campaign, but they’ve been gaining momentum recently at just the right time of the season, and striker Chris Martin (15 goals) is the most likely anytime goalscorer for the hosts today.
Visitors Bolton Wanderers are virtually dead and buried as they sit bottom of the Championship and 17 points adrift of Rotherham United and safety with just six league matches remaining of the season. Defeat this afternoon would confirm their relegation down to League One for next season.
It’s been a disastrous campaign for The Trotters who are still without an away win this term with a very poor away record of 0-4-16 15/48 with confidence having drained away some time ago I daresay as Bolton have lost their last five away matches on the trot.
Defeats away at Brighton, Birmingham City, Leeds United, Bristol City and Brentford (with the exception of Brighton), have not been against the best sides in the division and the trip to Derby today could well end in defeat as well.
Pick: Derby County HT/FT @ 1.87 Coral
7th April 2016 /
BIRMINGHAM CITY v BOLTON WANDERERSTuesday 23rd February 2016 - Kickoff: 1945hrsFootball - England - Championship Betting Tips
Following a run of five Championship matches without defeat, Birmingham City have since slumped to three matches without a win as The Blues have been held to draws by lowly Bristol City and Rotherham United, along with a 2-1 defeat at home to Sheffield Wednesday.
However, overall, Birmingham have lost just once in their last eight matches, and all three points this evening is a must if they’re to keep pace with the play-off pack since dropping down into 8th place.
Birmingham’s home record stands at 7-2-6 17/16 and the loss to Sheffield Wednesday halted a run of four straight wins for them as they’d dealt with Cardiff City, MK Dons, Brentford and Ipswich Town at St Andrews.
Visitors Bolton Wanderers’ fortunes have improved in recent weeks as The Trotters have lost just once in their last five, and is a run including wins over MK Dons and Rotherham United along with draws against Wolves and QPR.
However, Bolton’s two recent wins were recorded at their Macron Stadium while their away form has continued it’s disappointing trend with Bolton still in search of their first away win of the season - a record of 0-4-12 13/36 shouldn’t cause Birmingham too many problems I fancy.
With just two clean sheets on their travels all season on the road, Bolton may set themselves up to nick a point here as Birmingham have struggled for consistency on home turf.
Pick: Birmingham AH-0.25 @ 1.67 Unibet
22nd February 2016 /