Bolton Wanderers vs MK Dons Betting Tip 1-1 Draw – 7 August 2021

Trotters & Dons to play out draw

Andrew Tutte / Bolton Wanderers ©IMAGO / Pro Sports Images 08/04/2021

Bolton Wanderers vs MK Dons
7th August 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL League One
Pick 1-1 Draw
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 11/2 odds taken 1014 GMT, Friday 6 August

The EFL League One season kicks off this weekend, and there are several intriguing fixtures to look forward to. At the University of Bolton Stadium, League One new boys Bolton Wanderers entertain MK Dons. After Russell Martin left Stadium MK for Swansea City, Dean Lewington will take a player-manager role on an interim basis. Can one of these pick up a precious three points on the opening weekend of the season?

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Bolton Wanderers Preview – Can the Trotters secure maximum points on opening weekend?

Bolton Wanderers are back in the third tier of English football after winning promotion from EFL League Two last season. Ian Evatt done a fine job at the University of Bolton Stadium last term, but can the club kick on in League One?

Bolton picked up 23 wins, drew ten times and lost 13. The Trotters finished just three points behind champions Cheltenham Town and a point adrift of runners-up Cambridge United. More importantly, Wanderers finished a point ahead of fourth-placed Morecambe.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 1020 GMT, Friday 6 August)

Over the year, we have seen many a promoted club go straight up the following season in League One. Bolton have all the momentum in the world, and the bookies have them priced at just 5/1 to get promoted to the 2022-23 EFL Championship. Can Wanderers start with a massive three points on Saturday?

MK Dons Preview – How will Lewington fare?

MK Dons’ pre-season was torn up after Russell Martin opted to leave the club and sign for Championship side Swansea last week. Dean Lewington, who has been at the club since 2004, has agreed to take over as a player-manager on an interim basis.

MK Dons were praised for their style of football under Martin, but can they replicate that with a new man in the dugout? The Dons have already played one competitive match this season, losing 5-0 at Bournemouth in the first round of the Carabao Cup last Saturday.

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This could be a tough afternoon for MK Dons after a turbulent week at Stadium MK. Nevertheless, can Lewington’s boys leave Bolton with a positive result on matchday one?


Bolton Wanderers vs MK Dons Betting Advice

These two clubs have only ever met six times before. The last of those meetings was in February 2020, which MK Dons won 1-0 at home. Earlier in that campaign, Bolton claimed a 1-0 home win. Overall, both sides have picked up two wins each, while the other two have ended in draws.


Key Facts – Bolton Wanderers vs MK Dons Betting Tip

  • Bolton are back in League One after one year away
  • MK Dons are looking for a permanent new manager after Russell Martin’s recent departure
  • This will be just the seventh meeting between these two sides


Bolton were the best away side in League Two last season, collecting an outstanding 41 points on their travels. However, they did have one or two problems on their own patch, suffering seven league defeats at the University of Bolton Stadium. This one could go either way, but we fancy the draw. The 1-1 stalemate at 11/2 is worth having a punt on.

Eoin Doyle was excellent for Bolton in League Two last term, scoring an impressive 19 league goals to help his side to promotion. The Dubliner is available at 4/1 to open the scoring in this one.


The best betting odds for Bolton Wanderers vs MK Dons

Bolton Wanderers to win: 13/10 at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
MK Dons to win: 2/1 at Bet365