Bolton Wanderers are at the Macron Stadium for Saturday’s league showdown versus Sheffield United. The hosts have surpassed their early expectations with a strong start and they are separated from the top by just goal difference after picking 10 points. Sheffield have not been fluent to start the season and they are a couple of points down on the playoff spots after the first four matches. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bolton secured their third victory of the campaign as they beat Birmingham City by a 1-0 score. Will Buckley netted the winner in the 73rd minute and ensured that the Trotters ended a five-match winless streak against Birmingham
Sheffield picked on their second victory on the bounce as they secured a 2-1 triumph over Norwich City last weekend. Veteran striker Billy Sharp was once more on the scoresheet with a dramatic injury-time winner.
Bolton previously faced Sheffield at Bramall Lane back in December 2017 where they picked up a 1-0 win. They lost by the same score during the last meeting at their home. Our betting tips and predictions fancy a Bolton win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bolton Wanderers win at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield are offered odds of 1.90 to secure a third-straight league win but we are not anticipating this outcome. The visitors may have returned to winning ways after a poor opening to the campaign but they could have a frustrating afternoon against Bolton, who have impressed defensively over the past two games. Our preview is to go for a Bolton with the slightest of margins.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bolton Wanderers win at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton Wanderers vs Sheffield United draw odds: 3.50
Sheffield United win odds: 1.90
Correct Score odds
Bolton have managed to score in each of their four matches this term and this has shown a vast improvement from the previous campaign where they averaged under a goal for the entire 46 games. Sheffield have also netted in three of their games this season but we are still backing Bolton to shut them out with a third-straight clean sheet this weekend. Our correct score prediction would back a Bolton 1-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Bolton Wanderers 1-0 win at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Under Phil Parkinson, Bolton have often played out low-scoring games and the story has been the same this season with two of the four matches ending with a 1-0 scoreline. Since 2007, Bolton and Sheffield have contested each other on eight occasions whereby seven of them have resulted in two or less goals. Our total goals prediction fancies 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 1.70[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Will Buckley has been a better influence since the start of the campaign and he has already opened the scoring in two matches including the winner against Birmingham in midweek. The former Brighton man has been productive with his shots. Buckley has won two of his previous three meetings against Sheffield but has yet to score against them. Our first goalscorer prediction fancies Buckley to find the net.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Will Buckley at 17.00[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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