Bolton Wanderers take on Reading in a key relegation six-pointer at the Macron Stadium on Tuesday night. Both sides have barely enjoyed success through the campaign and they go into the game with a chance of propelling above the drop zone. Reading and Bolton are two and three points respectively adrift off 17th-placed Rotherham United. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bolton suffered their third successive league defeat against West Bromwich Albion who beat them 2-0 in front of their supporters. They have since bowed out of the FA Cup at the fourth round after a 2-1 defeat on the road to Bristol City.
Reading were on the losing side in their previous league game after Derby County outclassed them by a 2-1 scoreline. They, however, have fared better than Bolton with a victory to boost in the past three league matches.
Madejski Stadium witnessed the previous meeting between the sides in August which finished 1-0 in Bolton’s favour. The last encounter at the Macron Stadium ended in a 2-2 draw in 2017. Our betting tips and predictions fancy an away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Reading win at 2.80[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton are given a favourable price of 2.70 for a return to winning ways but we don’t anticipate the result. Both Bolton and Reading are going through lean spells with victories hard to come by but the latter have fared slightly better in the past few months with points in the form of draws. Still, the visitors have a good chance of coming up with the victory, given they have a better scoring record compared to Bolton, who have drawn blank in nearly 60% of their home games. Our preview is to go with a rare away win for Reading.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Reading win at 2.80[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton Wanderers win odds: 2.70
Bolton Wanderers vs Reading draw odds: 3.10
Correct Score odds
Bolton have once more struggled in the scoring department this term and they go into the clash with just eight goals in their home patch, which is four less than Reading have managed on their travels. The visitors should have the better chance of finding the scoresheet and we are predicting them to do so with a shutout. Our correct score prediction favours a Reading 1-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Reading 1-0 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Despite Bolton’s struggles, the opposition have struggled to secure high-scoring wins against them at the Macron Stadium. Just one league game since November has produced more than two goals and this has been the case with Reading’s away trips in the same timeline. 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 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Nelson Oliveira failed to make a single appearance for promotion-chasing Norwich City this term and his situation is expected to change after making the switch to Reading. The Portuguese footballer is likely to be handed his debut ahead of Jon Bodvarsson and he should provide the threat with his willingness to test the opposition with long-range strikes. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Oliveira.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Nelson Oliveira at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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