Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Wigan Athletic look to pull clear of the drop zone by making the most of a potential six-pointer against Bolton this weekend. Wigan and Bolton may be separated by seven points coming into this match, but the former is in danger of being sucked into the bottom three by the improved form shown by Rotherham United. Bolton are invariably resigned to dropping into the League One unless a surprise turnaround of results comes up. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Wigan were at the receiving end of a 3-0 defeat against Blackburn in the midweek action. This was the third consecutive loss for Wigan, who are winless in the last seven league outings.
Bolton were unable to make the most of the home victory over Millwall after the team lost 2-0 against Sheffield Wednesday in the midweek action. This was the fourth defeat in five matches for Bolton.
The reverse match between Bolton and Wigan produced a 1-1 draw at the Macron Stadium. Bolton were able to register a 1-1 draw when they last visited the DW Stadium and it was back in 2015. Our betting tips and predictions expect a stalemate.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.80[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton are looking set for relegation with the team now seven points away from safety even after the recent win over Millwall. Wigan have been through a seven-game winless sequence that is starting to pull them into the bottom three. The lack of goals from both teams has been a crucial factor in explaining their poor form. A remarkable three out of the last five games between Bolton and Wigan have been draws, which will be our expectation from this match.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.80[/bet_tip_now]
Wigan win odds: 1.70
Bolton win odds: 5.75
Correct Score odds
The two teams have been involved in back-to-back 1-1 draws, which is a highly likely result considering that the two teams have been averaging less than a goal per game over the last few matches. Even though they have possessed poor defensive records this season, the offences may not be in a position to capitalise on this poor defence. 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 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Despite the poor record enjoyed by the two teams this season, they have been almost similar in terms of goals scored. Wigan have fared slightly better with 36 goals while Bolton have managed 24 goals. Yet, both these teams have now managed less than a goal per game so far this season. At the other end, they both have conceded 55+ goals each. Still, the troubles going forward make our total goals prediction go 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 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Joe Garner has now risen to the top of the Wigan scoring charts with just six league goals. He has been able to get two goals in his last four appearances. Even though it would be extremely difficult to pick the opening score in this match, it is highly likely that the opening goal will be scored by Wigan, who have broken the deadlock in two out of the last five home games. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Joe Garner.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Joe Garner at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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