Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Preston North End are up against Bolton Wanderers for this weekend’s league meeting at Deepdale. Preston have secured just one win since the season begun and are placed within a point off the drop zone. Bolton, meanwhile, have made a quick start off the blocks despite being one of the relegation favourites and they are currently third in the standings with 10 points. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Preston went winless for the fourth straight league game, as they were beaten 2-0 on the road by Derby County. They did return to winning ways after securing a 2-0 triumph at Leeds United in the midweek League Cup clash.
Meanwhile, Bolton suffered their first league defeat of the campaign after they succumbed to a 3-0 loss to Sheffield United. The defeat ended a five-match unbeaten run in the Championship starting from the final day of the previous campaign.
Preston’s last meeting against Bolton came at the Macron Stadium in March where they picked up a 3-1 triumph. The last encounter at Deepdale ended in a goalless stalemate. Our betting tips and predictions expect a Preston win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Preston North End win at 1.60 [/bet_tip_now]
Bolton are priced at 7.00 for an away win but they are likely to face a stiff challenge at Preston. Bolton have made a surprise start to the campaign which has come about with a good defensive display but they have struggled when it comes to facing Preston. The hosts have picked up eight points from a possible 12 in the games against Bolton since 2015 and we are backing them to end a four-match winless run in the Championship. Our preview would back a Preston win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Preston North End win at 1.60[/bet_tip_now]
Preston North End vs Bolton Wanderers draw odds: 3.80
Bolton Wanderers win odds: 7.00
Correct Score odds
Over the past decade, Preston and Bolton have faced off on four occasions and the former has had the advantage accumulating nearly 67% of the points available. As such, Preston should come into the game with plenty of optimism and we are expecting them to secure their first home triumph over Bolton since 1992. Our score prediction fancies a Preston 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Preston North End 2-0 win at 6.50 [/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Preston may have had the upper hand over Bolton in the past but the fixture has been low-scoring with stalemates in the last two meetings at Deepdale. We are expecting another tight encounter on Saturday, but the hosts should come with a strong response after a morale-boosting League Cup triumph over Leeds. Our total goals prediction would back 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 1.65[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Graham Burke has been Preston’s most successful scorer this season, contributing two goals across all competitions. Out of those, one came during the 2-2 draw against Stoke City in August and he could become influential once more this weekend with loanee Lukas Nmecha yet to get off the mark. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Burke.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Graham Burke at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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