Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Middlesbrough welcome Bolton to the Riverside Stadium looking to end their poor run of results. Boro are in danger of dropping out of the top six places after picking just one point from the last two Championship games. Bolton will be reasonably pleased with the team managing 11 points already after having struggled with relegation last season. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Middlesbrough were unable to score for a second consecutive league game as they folded 1-0 against Norwich City at Carrow Road. The last victory for Boro was a narrow 1-0 success over West Brom at the Riverside Stadium.
Bolton were at the end of a 2-1 loss against QPR as the club’s winless run stretched to 3 matches. Since the narrow home win over Birmingham, Bolton have picked up just to a point from the last three games.
The recent meeting between Middlesbrough and Bolton finished as a 2-0 victory for the former at the Riverside Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Middlesbrough.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Middlesbrough win at 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton are at odds of 8.00 for a victory in the match. Yet, we would not pick this choice. Even though Middlesbrough have been unable to win the last two games and have even failed to score a goal, the return to home comforts will be a major positive factor for Tony Pulis and his men. Furthermore, the few successes enjoyed by Bolton away from home have been largely unexpected and it is difficult to see the team avoid a sixth consecutive loss at the Riverside Stadium. Our preview would choose a win for Boro.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Middlesbrough win at 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
Middlesbrough vs Bolton draw odds: 4.75
Bolton win odds: 8.00
Correct Score odds
The lack of any offensive impact from Middlesbrough in the last two games is quite a surprise, but it is difficult to see that run extending for long – especially at the Riverside Stadium. Bolton may have failed to score only once in the last five Championship matches but they have been unable to score on this ground in the last four visits. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-0 win for Middlesbrough.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Middlesbrough 2-0 win at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been plenty of examples of recent games between Middlesbrough and Bolton producing over 2.5 goals, but this match sees the two teams struggling in front of goal of late. Bolton are not strong when it comes to travelling and they have had just a few days to prepare for this encounter. Our total goals prediction would take under 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
Britt Assombalonga has a sensational record against Bolton after managing to score 5 goals in his three appearances against the club. His impressive run against Bolton is in place since he first featured against the club while playing for Nottingham Forest in the 2014-15 campaign. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Britt Assombalonga.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Britt Assombalonga at 5.00[/bet_tip_now]
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