Bristol City have the opportunity to extend their winning streak when they entertain struggling Bolton Wanderers at Ashton Gate on Saturday afternoon. The hosts are unbeaten since late November and a recent run of back-to-back wins sees them within five points off the top six. Bolton, meanwhile, saw their recent revival stunted by a damaging defeat at Hull City and they are now three points adrift of safety. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bristol have secured wins in successive league games with their most recent one ending in a 2-0 triumph over Stoke City on the road. Last weekend, they progressed to the FA Cup fourth round after beating Huddersfield Town by a 1-0 scoreline.
Bolton saw their two-match unbeaten league run cease after they were outclassed by Hull City by a comfortable 6-0 scoreline. However, they found some relief in the recent weekend where they beat Walsall 5-2 in the FA Cup third round.
The previous meeting between the sides was at the Macron Stadium in August last year which finished in a 2-2 draw. The last encounter at Ashton Gate witnessed a 2-0 triumph for Bristol. Our betting tips and predictions expect a Bristol win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bristol City win at 1.60[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton are given a price of 6.00 for the victory and the outcome appears highly unlikely with their scoring form this term. Bolton have endured another season where they have struggled in the forward department and they are currently the league’s worst scorers with just 17 from 26 matches. They are at a disadvantage against a Bristol side gaining momentum. Our preview is to go for a Bristol win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bristol City win at 1.60 [/bet_tip_now]
Bristol City vs Bolton Wanderers draw odds: 3.80
Bolton Wanderers win odds: 6.00
Correct Score odds
Bristol have not overly impressive with their goalscoring this term but they have nonetheless in a good run of form and have netted in each of the previous five matches. Bolton, though, have experienced an exact opposite in terms of their scoring prowess and they have drawn blank in four occasions in the same period. The game should be low scoring with Bolton generally avoiding big defeats. Our correct score prediction favours a Bristol 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Bristol City 2-0 win at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Bristol have generally witnessed close encounters at the Ashton Gate and there has been just one game since mid-October where they have produced more than two goals. Bolton have failed to score in three of the previous four away trips. 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 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Famara Diedhiou has been Bristol’s leading scorer this term with seven goals in the Championship. He has netted thrice in the past six league matches including the opener in the 2-0 win over Stoke on New Year’s Day. The Senegalese was first on the scoresheet in Bolton’s last trip to Ashton Gate. Our first goalscorer prediction favours Diedhiou.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Famara Diedhiou at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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