Bolton Wanderers will be eyeing their maiden league win of 2019 when they entertain Preston North End at the Macron Stadium on Saturday. The Trotters have been on a free-fall since September and they are presently lying in the drop zone with a three-point deficit to safety. Preston, though, have fared way better than their counterparts and they are in mid-table with a 10 point difference to the top six. The visitors are undefeated in the past four games. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bolton suffered their fourth defeat in five matches following a 2-0 loss to Sheffield United on the road. David McGoldrick and Billy Sharp were on the scoresheet for Chris Wilder’s men in the second half.
Preston, meanwhile, went unbeaten for the fourth successive league match after their goalless draw against Derby County. They had played out two wins and one stalemate in the undefeated streak.
Bolton’s last meeting versus Preston came at Deepdale in September which ended in a 2-2 draw. The previous encounter at the Macron Stadium finished 3-1 in Preston’s favour in March last year. Our betting tips and predictions expect an away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Preston North End win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton are given a price of 4.33 for the win but we don’t anticipate this result. Bolton have bagged just the solitary point since the turn of the year and they face a stiff challenge against Preston despite the home advantage. The Trotters have had genuine concern in the scoring department this term and Preston have enjoyed successive wins on the road. Our preview prefers a Preston win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Preston North End win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton Wanderers win odds: 4.33
Bolton Wanderers vs Preston North End draw odds: 3.25
Correct Score odds
Bolton are the league’s lowest scorers with just 19 goals and this has been exhibited in their recent run where they have netted twice in the past five games. In comparison, Preston have performed way better with four times the number of goals in the same timeline. This scoring prowess should take Preston to glory with a third successive shutout. Our correct score prediction is to go with a Preston 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Preston North End 2-0 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Despite Bolton’s woes, they have avoided heavy defeats in their stadium with just one of the previous eight matches involving more than two goals. Another low-scoring affair could emerge with Preston coming off back-to-back clean sheets. Our total goals prediction is to go with less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.60[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Alan Browne has excelled from the attacking midfield position for Preston and he has already netted 10 goals in the Championship. The 23-year-old could not extend his scoring streak against Derby last weekend after scoring in the two games prior. Still, he should pose a threat to a struggling Bolton side against whom he was on the scoresheet in September. Our first goalscorer prediction favours Browne.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Alan Browne at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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