Bolton have the chance to end a two-month winless streak when they welcome Wigan Athletic to the Macron Stadium this weekend. Phil Parkinson’s side have been on a downtrend since October and their wretched run sees them in the drop zone for the past three matchdays. Likewise, Wigan have been far from impressive over the past month but they have managed to find some relief after a much-needed win over Blackburn Rovers in midweek. The result keeps them in mid-table with a seven-point deficit to the playoffs. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bolton come into the game on the back of a nine-match losing run. Their most recent outing against Sheffield Wednesday on the road ended in a 1-0 defeat. The Trotters have picked up just two points since the start of October.
Wigan, meanwhile, extended their unbeaten run to two matches after a resounding 3-1 win over Blackburn Rovers at home. The victory was their first since the shock triumph over West Bromwich Albion in mid-October.
The last encounter between the teams ended in a 1-1 draw at the DW Stadium three years ago. In the same year, Bolton got the better of Wigan by a slender 1-0 margin in an FA Cup game at the Macron Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions would back a Wigan win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Wigan win at 2.40[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton are given odds of 3.25 to end their winless run but this result appears unlikely amid their struggles upfront. Both Bolton and Wigan are on extended losing streaks at home and away respectively but the latter may have the advantage in this fixture due to consistency in the scoring department. Our preview anticipates an away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Wigan Athletic win at 2.40[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton Wanderers win odds: 3.25
Bolton Wanderers vs Wigan Athletic draw odds: 3.25
Correct Score odds
Bolton’s struggles have culminated from their poor scoring record and they have netted just once in the previous six matches. Wigan have fared far better with an average of one goal per game and they come into this clash with confidence after a solid triumph over Blackburn. Our correct score prediction is to go for a Wigan 1-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Wigan Athletic 1-0 win at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Bolton may have gone through a tough spell in the Championship but they have still managed to keep the scores down. They have witnessed just a single goal in four of their previous five matches at the Macron Stadium and a similar result can be anticipated with their evident lack of firepower upfront. 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 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
James Vaughan managed to find the scoresheet via the penalty spot in midweek and that was just his second goal of the season for Wigan. Nonetheless, he should lead the line with the likes of Nick Powell and Will Grigg struggling while he is a good candidate to score from a spot kick once more. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with James Vaughan.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]James Vaughan at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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