Brentford v Bolton Wanderers Betting Tips: 1, 2018-12-22

Championship Tips

Saturday 22nd December 2018
Kickoff: 1500hrs
Pick: Brentford to win
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.58 (odds taken at 11:22 GMT, 20 Dec 2018)

Brentford will be looking to end a disappointing run of results in the Championship when they play host to struggling Bolton Wanderers at Griffin Park as the betting tips continue this Saturday…

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Brentford Prediction

Brentford sit in 19th place in the Championship and their current plight hasn’t been helped by the fact that the hosts have lost five of their last six matches with defeats to QPR, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United, Swansea City and Hull City.

Indeed, The Bees have managed just one win from their last 15 league matches in the Championship as they still seem to continue to try to come to terms with losing former manager, Dean Smith, to high-flying Aston Villa.

That said, Brentford won’t have a better chance to return to winning ways than this Saturday afternoon at Griffin Park as they take on second from bottom club, Bolton Wanderers. Brentford possess a home record of 5-2-4 21/14 and have lost four of their last five, but a win over Millwall during this sequence along with the goalscoring exploits of Maupay (13 goals) and Watkins (7 goals) give them a good chance of rectifying matters here.

Bolton Wanderers Prediction

Bolton Wanderers have had an even worse time of it than their hosts though as The Trotters come into this clash having failed to win any of their last 12 matches overall in the Championship, and have suffered 9 defeats within this woeful sequence of results.

Amidst a backdrop of financial insecurity including the late or delayed payment of players’ wages, Bolton are precariously placed second from bottom in the division but are just one point adrift of Reading and safety ahead of their trip down to London this Saturday.

Manager Phil Parkinson has been linked with the job at Reading but there’s still plenty of work to do at Bolton who have lost three of their last four with losses against Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich City and Leeds United, while their away record stands at 2-4-5 9/15.

At first glance, Bolton’s away record doesn’t seem that bad but a closer inspection tells us that they’re without an away win now from nine matches on the road.

Betting Tips Verdict

Both teams are in poor shape but Brentford seem the better equipped to take the points here.