Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Sheffield Wednesday welcome Bolton to the Hillsborough Stadium looking to alleviate any fears of relegation. Wednesday have just three points separating them from the bottom three places, which is currently occupied by Bolton. However, Phil Parkinson’s men are in the bottom three only on goal difference. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Sheffield Wednesday lost for the fifth time in six matches as Derby County picked up a 2-1 victory at the Hillsborough Stadium during the weekend. Despite taking the lead, Wednesday fell to a strong response from Lampard’s team.
Bolton prevented five consecutive defeats by getting a 1-1 draw with Millwall at the Den. However, this result means that Bolton are winless in eight league matches.
The recent game between these two clubs produced a 1-1 draw at the Hillsborough Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions expect a similar result this time around.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton are at a price of 4.20 to win this match while Wednesday are at a much closer 2.00 for the same outcome. Yet, this match brings together two teams that have been struggling for results of late. Bolton’s winless run has hit eight matches while Wednesday have predominantly been on the losing side in the last six games. The low confidence levels experienced by these two teams, who are separated by just three points in the league table, is likely to end up producing a stalemate, according to our preview.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield Wednesday win odds: 2.00
Bolton win odds: 4.20
Correct Score odds
Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay has seen his team drop like a stone in the 2018-19 league table owing to a defence that has shipped goals at an alarming pace. Wednesday have the worst defensive record in the division with 32 goals conceded. Still, Bolton may not be well placed to break this defence with the team scoring the fewest goals (12) after 18 matches. Our prediction expects a dull and cagey 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 match may put together teams with the worst offensive and defensive record so far this season, but it is likely that defences will come out on top. Wednesday have been able to score just two goals in the last five league games while Bolton have fared even worse in this regard. Our total goals prediction for this match expects a dull game with under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Even though both teams have players who have been able to get a few goals under their belt, there is a greater chance of witnessing a goalless draw. Still, Steven Fletcher is a player with experience and the quality who can build on his recent performances with club and country. Fletcher has scored two goals in his last three games for Wednesday and Scotland. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Steven Fletcher.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Steven Fletcher at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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