Mansfield vs Bolton Betting Tip Mansfield to win – 17th February 2021

The Stags can sneak past Bolton in tight League Two contest

Andy Cook / Mansfield Town ©IMAGO / Pro Sports Images October 31, 2020

England Mansfield vs Bolton England
17th February 1700hrs
Football – England – League Two
Pick Mansfield to win
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 11/10 odds taken 04:35 GMT February 16th, 2021

This is League Two action for Wednesday night and Mansfield and Bolton are locked together in 15th and 14th respectively in the league.

So this could be a good opportunity for the Stags on home soil to make a little move.

They are in good form at the moment, but for all the world this looks as if it is going to be a tight contest with Bolton having proven hard to beat recently.

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Mansfield Preview – Can the Stags get the home win?

Mansfield are undefeated in their last eight league fixtures now, winning five of those.

So they are right there in form at the moment in League Two and things are starting to come together for them.

The Stags failed to win any of their first eleven league fixtures this season, but are now pushing on.

In the match outright for football betting for this Wednesday night fixture, Mansfield are 11/10* (odds recorded 04:35 GMT February 16th, 2021).

Their home form hasn’t been great having returned only a W2 D6 L4 record so far.

But they have won their last two on home turf, getting successes over Port Vale and Salford.

This is their first league home game, incidentally, since January 5th with their last four league fixtures having been out on the road.

There has been a clean sheet by Mansfield in 25% of their home fixtures this season.

Both their goal-scoring output at home and defensive output have been about average for the league.

Our betting prediction:
0-0 HT Draw

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(odds recorded 04:35 GMT February 16th, 2021)


Interestingly for those looking to back the home side, six of the seven league victories that Mansfield have taken this season have been by a 1 goal margin.

So that may be a little trend worth sizing up and Mansfield to win a 1 goal margin is at 11/4* (odds recorded 04:35 GMT February 16th, 2021).

Earlier this season when Mansfield went to Bolton there was a 1-1 draw between them.

There has been at least 1 goal scored by Mansfield in each of their last eight league fixtures, home and away, so they do pose a threat.


Bolton Preview – Can Bolton survive the trip?

The Trotters hold a 1-point advantage over Mansfield in the league standings, so there’s not likely going to be too much between them.

The away win for Bolton is trading at 14/5* (odds recorded 04:35 GMT February 16th, 2021).

Bolton have been in a good bit of form, with them having taken 7 of the last 9 available to them.

But those were all from home games and it’s been a while since they won on the road.

In fact, Bolton are winless in three away from home and have won only one of their last five such fixtures.

Much like Mansfield, the goalscoring and defensive output of Bolton has been nothing more than average this season.

We have spotted a trend in that five of Bolton’s last seven league games have been sat at 0-0 at the half time break.

A 0-0 HT Correct Score for football betting may be worth a look at 7/4* (odds recorded 04:35 GMT February 16th, 2021).

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Bolton have a W2 D1 L1 record on the road this season from matches played against teams beneath them in the table currently.

Bolton have scored in each of their last seven away games and in each of their last six, home and away combined.

They haven’t managed a clean sheet in any of their last three League Two road fixtures, however.

In their twelve away games this season, Bolton have conceded the opening goal in seven of those fixtures.

With only five teams having conceded more league goals than them this season, that could ultimately trip them up.


Mansfield vs Bolton Betting Advice

This just looks like being an even contest with only the one point separating the two teams in the standings.

But we are just going to swing towards the home advantage shading the contest.

In the match outright the Mansfield to win option offers something at 11/10* (odds recorded 04:35 GMT February 16th, 2021).


Key Facts – Mansfield vs Bolton Betting Tip

  • Mansfield are unbeaten in their last eight league fixtures
  • Mansfield draw 1-1 with Bolton earlier this season
  • Bolton are winless in three road games


Naturally, as we expect this to be tight we are going to assume that a victory for them would be by just one goal.

A Mansfield 1-goal winning margin looks like a reasonable play at some longer odds at 11/4* (odds recorded 04:35 GMT February 16th, 2021).

Mansfield’s positive run of five wins in their last six just does it for us as they have scored at least two goals in five of those seven.


The best betting odds for Mansfield vs Bolton

Mansfield to win: 11/10 at Bet365
Draw: 9/4 at Bet365
Bolton to win: 14/5 at Bet365