Bolton Wanderers

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02/02/2018 | 8:00 pm

Bristol City

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02/02/2018 | 8:00 pm

IN a sentence: It’s relegation fighters against play off hopefuls as Bristol City travel to Bolton in a bid to get back into the top two of the Championship.

Last Time: In the reverse of this fixture back in September, Bristol City managed to defeat the Trotters 2-0.

This Time: Bolton are 11/4 to pull of a surprising win, but Bristol City remain 10/11 favourites and a draw is 5/2.

You Might Remember: Bristol’s win in September placed Bolton bottom of the Championship and the Robins in 8th, knocking on the play off positions door.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Bolton host Bristol City just a point clear of the Championship’s bottom three

On paper, this looks like a fairly routine victory for the visitors but since their heroics against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup, Bristol City have only picked up eight points from seven games, with the only two victories coming home and away against QPR. Looking at the form sheet, a 1-1 draw at 11/2 looks likely.

However, Bolton could pose a threat to Lee Johnson’s side this Friday, seeing as they’ve picked up 10 points from their last six Championship games. Two of the wins in that run ended 1-0, so a 1-0 Bolton win at 9/1 could be good value.

That being said, Bristol City did get back to winning ways this past weekend at home to QPR, so a repeat of their 2-0 win at 17/2 in front of the Sky Sports cameras could be the way to go this week.

Match Summary

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Look out for:

Lois Diony is a very talented striker and has a point to prove to those who doubt him, so I can see him and Bristol City scoring three or more goals in this one at 7/2.

2

We fancy:

Don’t be surprised if Bristol City carry on in their winning form this weekend with a solid 2-1 away win, priced at 8/1.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Bolton have only scored three goals once this season, but a Bolton 3-0 win is our long shot at 45/1.

Written by Tom Scholes

Tom Scholes is a huge sports fan with football and baseball his main passions. He follows football in England, France, Italy and the USA and when he’s not busy writing, Tom is usually making short documentaries or teaching music and history.