Stoke City return to the Bet365 Stadium after consecutive away matches and they take on Bolton in the midweek action. Stoke have had a disappointing return to the Championship and the team has only picked up 10 points from the first 10 games of the campaign. Even Bolton, who endured a relegation battle last season, have picked up 15 points so far. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Stoke City were mightily relieved to get a 2-2 draw against Rotherham United during the weekend, as Gary Rowett’s men appeared to be in danger of slipping to a third consecutive defeat after being down 2-0 in the 50th minute. Stoke have managed one win in five competitive games.
Bolton picked up a first win in six games after beating Derby County 1-0 at the Macron Stadium. The result also saw Bolton keep a second consecutive clean sheet.
Stoke and Bolton played out a 2-2 draw when the two teams last met each other more than six years ago. Both clubs were in the Premier League back then. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a win for Stoke.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Stoke City win at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton are at a huge price of 7.00 in order to win the game. Despite such a price, we would not choose this option considering that Bolton are not great on the road. Stoke have been able to claim two wins in the last three games at the Bet365 Stadium. After the late draw against Rotherham, Stoke will be on a buoyant mood as it ends a run of back-to-back losses. Stoke cannot afford to drop any more points if they are to end the campaign in a decent fashion. Our preview would choose a win for Stoke City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Stoke City win at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke City vs Bolton draw odds: 4.00
Bolton win odds: 7.00
Correct Score odds
The recent games involving Stoke have been filled with plenty of goals, as Rowett has been unable to improve the defence. Despite coming back into the Championship with a strong squad gained over almost a decade in the Premier League, Stoke have the joint second-worst defensive record in the division after conceding 18 goals and only Preston have conceded more goals than Stoke. This is likely to guarantee a high scoring game with Bolton having a decent attacking potential. Our correct score prediction would choose a Stoke City 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Stoke City 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The bad defensive form of Stoke is a significant factor to contribute in more than 2.5 goals, as both teams are expected to score in this match. Our total goals prediction would choose over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Benik Afobe had three shots on target without scoring a goal against Rotherham. The 25-year-old as the club’s top scorer with four goals and two assists from the 10 appearances so far. He has been coming in with some strong performances of late and our first goalscorer prediction would back Afobe.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Benik Afobe at 5.00[/bet_tip_now]
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