This is a Championship preview where the result appears easy to call, as these teams are at opposite ends of the table. Football prediction can also be aided by looking at the form guide, and that emphasises the differences further here as Millwall are unbeaten in 15 while Bolton have lost their last three. Here are some football betting tips for you, which might help you decide which selections to go for on your betslip.
Bolton are 16/5 to win, and their recent form at home hasn’t been too bad with three wins in their last six league matches. With Barnsley being just two points behind them with a game in hand, Bolton desperately need to get something from this match.
Millwall are available at 11/10, and their short price is fully justified. The Lions are the Championship’s most in-form away team at present, with five wins and a draw in their last six games on the road. They’ve scored 10 goals while only conceding three in that period too.
The draw is priced at 5/2. Preston are the only side in the division who have drawn more games than Millwall this season, and Bolton would probably take a point in advance if they could. The reverse fixture was a draw back in August, and there’s rarely many goals when these sides meet.
Adam Le Fondre is 17/2 to open the scoring, or 10/3 to net at any time. With Gary Madine having moved to Cardiff, Le Fondre is Bolton’s top available scorer with five league goals this season, and that includes three in his last six appearances.
George Saville is 5/1 to score, and he’s 21/2 to bag the opener. He is Millwall’s joint-top Championship goalscorer in 2017/18, and with three goals in his last six starts, he is their most in-form source of goals.
Championship predictions are rarely straightforward, but it’s very hard to see anything other than an away win here.
Predicted Score: Bolton Wanderers 0 - 2 Millwall
Look out for:
One side drawing a blank. Bolton and Millwall have both featured in 18 Championship matches this season where both sides found the net, and only three teams have played in fewer. A ‘no’ bet is priced at 5/6, and should be part of your both teams to score predictions.
Millwall to win to nil, at 21/10. Football predictions are aided by a little research, and only two teams have kept more clean sheets on the road than the Lions have. Millwall have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five away wins.
It's a long shot, but:
Bolton to win 2-0 at 21/1. Football score predictions are always tricky, but the Trotters won this fixture by that scoreline both times in the past two seasons, and Millwall’s amazing unbeaten run has to end eventually.
Written by Andrew Beasley
Andrew Beasley is a self-confessed stats nerd who tries to use facts and figures to his advantage when it comes to betting. Andrew is also a musician and a Liverpool fan who loves Mohamed Salah more by the game.