Bolton aim for a positive home start to the Championship 2018-19 season when they host Bristol at Macron Stadium this weekend. Bolton were able to narrowly avoided relegation as the team finished just two points above the drop. Bristol City were involved in the play-off race for much of the 2017-18 campaign but ended up finishing just outside the 10th place. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bolton were able to achieve a rather surprising 2-1 victory over West Brom thanks to a late goal from Wildschut, who is on loan from Norwich City. Phil Parkinson has largely signed players on free transfers or loan deals in this transfer window.
Bristol City were held to a draw by Nottingham Forest in the opening game of the campaign. The fixture at Aston Gate witnessed both teams creating numerous chances in front of goal.
The recent game between Bolton and Bristol at the Macron Stadium produced a 1-0 win for the hosts. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Bolton.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bolton Wanderers win at 3.00[/bet_tip_now]
Bristol City are at a price of 2.60 for a victory in this match. Yet, Bristol have never been able to win away at Bolton and this is unlikely to change even with the team looking positive in front of goal. Bristol were not clinical against Nottingham Forest and paid the price by dropping two points. Meanwhile, Bolton are likely to be pumped up after the opening day victory – away from home – against West Brom. After having beaten Bristol in two of the last three home games, Bolton are our pick for a victory in the game.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bolton Wanderers win at 3.00[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton vs Bristol City draw odds: 3.30
Bristol City win odds: 2.60
Correct Score odds
Bolton were able to grab a late win over West Brom. Bristol are more likely to score in this game, as they were not shy of creating chances in the game against Forest. There will be a lot of similarities and Bolton are expected to once again edge out in front – as they have done in both their home wins over Bristol. Our correct score prediction would opt for a Bolton 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Bolton 2-1 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Bristol’s opening day match against Forest may have witnessed less than 2.5 goals on paper, but the game could have witnessed several number of goals on any other day. Such were the chances and half-chances that both teams had in the 90 minutes. Our total goals prediction would bet on under 2.5 goals in the game.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.70[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Forward Josh Magennis was one of the inexpensive purchases for Bolton in the summer transfer window and the former Charlton forward took just 18 minutes to score on his debut. His goal against West Brom will provide immense confidence and our first goalscorer prediction would back Josh Magennis.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Josh Magennis at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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