Bolton Wanderers entertain promotion-chasing Norwich City at the Macron Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Trotters recently bagged their maiden away triumph since August and this has partly enhanced their survival hopes with just two points separating them from safety. Norwich, meanwhile, squandered the chance to stay at the top of the standings after their first defeat since the turn of the year. Daniel Farke’s side are still holding onto the second automatic promotion spot with a two-point advantage over Sheffield United.
Betting Tips for the game
Bolton returned to winning ways in the previous matchday after they registered a rather surprise 1-0 win over Birmingham City on the road. Callum Connolly netted the sole goal in the 71st minute to secure the club’s first league win since Boxing Day.
Norwich were on the losing side in the Championship for the first time this year after they were beaten 3-1 on the road to Preston North End. Goalkeeper Declan Rudd had a top performance against his former employers with eight saves.
The last meeting between the clubs occurred at Carrow Road in December where Norwich registered a 3-2 win. The previous encounter at the Macron Stadium, however, went in Bolton’s favour as they secured a 2-1 triumph in 2017. Our betting tips and predictions expect an away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Norwich City win at 1.70[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton may have ended their dismal league run with a surprise win on the road and a repeat of the same against a Norwich side appears improbable. The visitors do not seem to keep clean sheets in any stadium at the moment but they are still capable of outscoring teams, which may be the case against a goal-shy Bolton this weekend. Our preview is to go with a Norwich win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Norwich City win at 1.70[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton Wanderers win odds: 5.00
Bolton Wanderers vs Norwich City draw odds: 3.80
Correct Score odds
In terms of the scoring, Bolton and Norwich have a vast difference this term with the latter netting nearly three times the number of goals as the hosts. Based on this statistic, the Canaries will have the edge in terms of the scoring prowess but this may not necessarily result in an easy triumph, as Bolton have not conceded more than twice at home since November. Our correct score prediction is to go with a Norwich 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Norwich City 2-1 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Despite their woes, Bolton have kept a decent defensive record at home whereby they have witnessed less than three goals in the majority of their matches. Still, an open game is on the cards this weekend, as Norwich have conceded in each of the past four away games. Our total goals prediction is to go with more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Teemu Pukki has been in sensational form of late and he has netted in each of the past five league games. The Finn may have opened the scoring on just one occasion in this period but he still remains the main threat with his excellent finishing and tendency to take long shots. Pukki was on the scoresheet in the previous meeting against Bolton. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Pukki.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Teemu Pukki at 4.33[/bet_tip_now]
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