Bolton Wanderers welcome promotion hopefuls West Bromwich Albion at the Macron Stadium for the Championship showdown on Monday night. Phil Parkinson’s men have bagged just the single league victory since October and the wretched run has dropped them three points adrift of safety. West Brom, meanwhile, have remained winless since Boxing Day but they are still within three points off the automatic promotion positions. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bolton suffered back-to-back defeats in the Championship after a 2-1 defeat to Bristol City on the road. Will Buckley opened the scoring for the Trotters in the 55th minute but they were pegged back with goals from Matt Taylor and Kasey Palmer.
West Brom, meanwhile, went winless for the third successive league game after a 1-1 draw against Norwich City. Dwight Gayle bagged the opener for West Brom early in the first period but they were denied a win after Jordan Rhodes popped up with the leveller seven minutes from time.
The previous meeting between the sides was at the Hawthorns in August where Bolton registered a surprise 2-1 win. The last encounter at Bolton’s homeground was seven years ago which finished in a 2-2 draw. Our betting tips and predictions expect an away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]West Bromwich Albion win at 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton are given a price of 4.75 for the win and this exhibits the difficult task on their hands to overcome the visiting side. Bolton have struggled in their home patch this term where they have bagged just three wins from 13 matches and this has largely come about with their limited threat upfront. However, this has not been the case with West Brom, who are the league’s top scorers with 55 goals and our preview predicts a return to winning ways for them.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]West Bromwich Albion win at 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton Wanderers win odds: 3.40
Bolton Wanderers vs West Bromwich Albion odds: 4.75
Correct Score odds
Bolton’s main weakness has been their attack front this season and they come into this game after contributing just one third of West Brom’s goal tally. Moreover, they have failed to score in six of their eight home matches since October and this should point towards a solid win for the visitors with a shutout. Our correct score prediction would back a West Brom 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]West Bromwich Albion 2-0 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Bolton’s defence has generally restricted the opposition from the big-margin wins at the Macron Stadium. Just one of the previous six matches have produced more than two goals and there could be another low-scoring contest, given Bolton will seek to keep things tight to restrict a free-scoring West Brom. Our total goals prediction is to go for 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 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Both Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle have contributed equally towards West Brom’s success but we are going with the latter to find the breakthrough at Bolton. Gayle has netted five goals in the past five matches where he has opened the scoring twice. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Dwight Gayle.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Dwight Gayle at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
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