Wolves v Bolton Betting Odds, Tips and Preview – 31.03.12

Vital relegation battle at Molineux for Wolves

Steven Fletcher

Wolves v Bolton betting is going to grab our attention this week, although there are important games at the top of the Premier League. But a look at the Premier League table and you will see the huge importance of this game. This basically equates to poor away form from Bolton going up against some woeful home form from Wolves. So, with things looking evenly stacked for this relegation battle, it could be worth taking some coverage on your betting with the Bet365 0-0 Bore Draw Money Back Special. Place a bet on the Correct Score, Half Time/Full Time or Scorecast market for Wolves v Bolton (and this applies to any match listed on Bet365) and if the game ends in a 0- 0 draw, then Bet365 will pay out lost stake refunds on those markets. So good coverage from one of the most highly rated bookmakers online. Bet365 offer a free £200 bet for new customers, as they will match the value of your initial stake on an account with a 100% matched bonus free bet. So great football betting coverage and value from Bet365.

Wolves v Bolton Betting Odds
Wolves to win: 7/5 at Boylesports
Draw: 5/2 at Totesport
Bolton to win: 11/5 at Bet Victor

The importance of this game in particular to Wolves is immense. Terry Connor’s men are stuck to the foot of the table, four points away from safety, the position Bolton are in. So if Wolves turn in another terrible home display, which has been their wont over the past few matches, they will be seven points away from safety. The worse news for Wolves there would be the fact that Bolton would still have a game in hand over them. So this could be the real turning point in deciding the fate of Wolves’ Premier League status. The trouble is, that Wolves have lost their last four Premier League games straight, and there has only been one win form them in the last sixteen matches. Breaking that down for further analysis, it has been just one point earned from the last eighteen available. There are not good signs for Wolves fans at the moment, and if ever they needed to stop the rot at Molineux, it will be this weekend.

Tip: Bolton have won seven of the last ten matches against Wolves, losing just one. So there has to be good value in backing Bolton to get the win. While neither are great in front of goal, there are very poor defences on display and a crack at a one goal winning margin for Bolton a 9/2 with Ladbrokes, as they have taken three of the last four off Wolves.

Wolves have taken just one point from the last twenty four which has been offer at home for them in the Premier League That is seven defeats and one draw for them. While they are lacking power going forward, the rate at which the floodgates have opened at the back, has been alarming. Was the sacking of Mick McCarthy the wrong decision at the wrong time? Wolves have shipped fourteen goals in their last four matches, twenty in their last seven. Horrible defensive stats to look at, and they have only managed to get on the score-sheet themselves just once in their last four games. They were comfortably beaten at home by relegation candidates Blackburn recently, followed up by a 5-0 thumping from Manchester United, so Wolves can’t even bank on home form, not with just one win in their last nine at home. There has been just one win in their last sixteen and things are looking gloomy. Wolves just look as if they will ship goals and have done so at a rate of 2.33 per home game this season.

That could present a golden opportunity for Bolton Wanderers here, who have been going through some emotions times because of Patrice Muamba. The Trotters failed to really make any impact against Spurs in their rescheduled FA Cup match at White Hart Lane in the week, but at least they have won back to back games in the Premier League to give themselves a life line. Those hugely important wins for Owen Coyle’s men were made better because they were against fellow relegation candidates QPR and Blackburn. Bolton are showing a lot more fight at the moment, and while these two played out a 1-1 draw at the Reebok earlier in the season, Bolton will be fancying their chances here to get amongst the goals. This will be the perfect opportunity to put their run of four straight away games behind them, and them breaking their away slump seems more likely than Wolves getting out of their home funk.