Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Reading are up against Bolton at the Madejski Stadium looking to register the first win of the league season. Reading are one of the two teams yet to pick up any points in the 2018-19 season. Expected to struggle at the start of the season, Bolton have surprised many with a return of four points from the opening two games. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Reading have suffered back-to-back league defeats – against Derby County and Nottingham Forest – before picking up a crucial 2-0 win over Birmingham City in the League Cup.
Phil Parkinson saw his Bolton team open the campaign with a surprise 2-1 win over West Brom, but they have since been unable to win the last two games in all competitions. The midweek League Cup action witnessed Bolton being knocked out of the second round by a Leeds United team.
The last game between Reading and Bolton produced a 1-1 draw at the Madejski stadium. Our betting tips and prediction expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.40[/bet_tip_now]
Reading are at a price of 2.10 while Bolton are given odds of 4.00 for the same outcome. Both the choices do not represent a great option to back for a victory, as both teams are lacking in terms of confidence and quality. Bolton have the slender advantage of having scored in all of their competitive matches this season, but Reading have been quite disappointing in the league so far. Paul Clement’s men are expected to be amongst the drop zone come the end of the campaign and even home form may not be enough to save them. Our preview would back a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.40[/bet_tip_now]
Reading win odds: 2.10
Bolton Wanderers win odds: 4.00
Correct Score odds
Reading have had a poor in front of goal and this is likely to amplify as the season goes on. Last season, Reading were able to finish with just over a goal per game at home. Bolton, meanwhile, had the worst away record but a sizable improvement has taken place with regards to Bolton’s scoring touch. Our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This is a game between two clubs that are struggling for momentum in front of goal and it has prevented them from making a significant impact in the league table. Recent meetings between Reading and Bolton have been tight games and our total goals prediction expects more of the same in this encounter.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Josh Magennis has emerged as a crucial player for Bolton after coming in with goals in his two Championship appearances for the club. Even though he is playing in the Championship for the first time since 2009-10 – while with Cardiff City, Magennis has had an excellent start. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Magennis.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Josh Magennis at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
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