Bolton prepare to host Derby County at the Macron Stadium looking to capitalise on the better energy levels owing to the lack of any midweek match. Bolton have been able to register just 12 points so far this season, as the club’s results have dipped in recent weeks. Derby County remain on the edge of the play-off places and they have to remain wary of teams like Brentford. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bolton were involved in a goalless draw with Ipswich during the weekend but Phil Parkinson’s men were quite pleased with the result considering that the team played with 10 men for more than an hour. Bolton’s winless streak is now at five games.
Derby County came up with a first win at Old Trafford since 2001 after beating Manchester United on penalties in the midweek League Cup match. Frank Lampard named an unchanged line-up after his team beat Brentford 3-1 during the weekend.
The recent game between Derby and Bolton finished as a 3-0 victory for the former at Pride Park. Derby’s last trip to the Macron Stadium saw them pick up a 2-1 win. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a victory for Derby County.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Derby County win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton have a poor record against Derby County and it is not surprising to see the team priced at 4.00 for a victory in the match. Parkinson’s men have managed just two points from a possible 15 in recent games. They are taking on a Derby County team that has been able to beat them in five out of the last six meetings. Lampard’s team may have had a tough game against United in the midweek, but Derby are expected to make a few changes in order to bring some freshness into the team. The momentum from the win over United makes our preview back a win for Derby.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Derby County win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton vs Derby County draw odds: 3.30
Bolton win odds: 4.00
Correct Score odds
Bolton have been unable to score in three out of the last five games. The lack of creative ideas from the team was apparent from their faith on set pieces. Derby will be quietly confident after scoring five goals in the last two games – against rather difficult opponents. Derby also appear to enjoy playing against Bolton after managing 15 goals in the last six meetings. Our correct score prediction would opt for a Derby 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Derby County 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Bolton’s goal threat at home has been decent with the team failing to score only once in the last five Championship matches at the Macron Stadium going back to last season. Derby have been in among the goals and our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
David Nugent has had a strong run in the first team of late. He scored one of the goals in the win over Brentford. Nugent did get a brace in his last trip to the Macron Stadium and our first goalscorer prediction would back the 33-year-old.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]David Nugent at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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