Derby County

V

Pride Park

07/04/2018 | 3:00 pm

Bolton Wanderers

V

Pride Park

07/04/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: With Derby chasing promotion and Bolton looking to edge further away from the relegation zone, this game has huge permutations for both sides.

Last time: Derby won the reverse fixture 2-1 back in the fourth game of the season.

This time: A home win is 1/2, a draw is at 11/4 and an away win is at 11/2.

You might remember: Derby haven’t lost against Bolton since 2012 and haven’t ever lost against them at home in this fixture, a run that dates back to 1979 in the old First Division.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Derby welcome Bolton to Pride Park on Saturday, with the Trotters looking for a piece of history in their bid to stay in the Championship

This Sky Bet Championship preview focuses on what could be the pivotal turning point for either Derby County or Bolton Wanderers in their respective seasons. With Derby chasing promotion and Bolton trying to avoid relegation, these kinds of games can make it tough when it comes to football predictions. Here are a few football score predictions that may give you a better indicator on who will come out on top this weekend.

Both Derby and Bolton have been in poor runs of form lately, but the Rams’ win over Preston this Easter Monday may give them the edge this time around. Derby are 5/1 to win 1-0, while Wanderers are 14/1 to win by the same scoreline, potentially making it one of the most profitable football betting tips for the weekend.

Both teams to score predictions could be the way to go given how inconsistent both sides have been. You can get odds of evens for both sides to hit the back of the net, while it’s 8/11 for the opposite result.

Looking at score draws, a 1-1 is at 13/2 and a 2-2 is at 16/1, which would give neutrals a good game to watch, while the odds certainly make it something to hope for. Keeping in mind that Bolton have never won away at Derby, a win here would not only be a shock but also historic, which could explain why a 3-0 Bolton win is priced at 90/1 and a 2-0 is at 33/1.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

Charging Rams. Derby will be bouncing after their latest win away at Preston, and a 3-1 victory on Saturday, priced at 11/1, would see them solidify their play-off position in the Championship.

2

We fancy:

Championship predictions will almost certainly go for a Derby win here, and a 3-0 win at 9/1 could be one of the most likely outcomes.

3

It's a long shot, but:

Given their history against Derby, their recent form and their position in the Sky Bet Championship, a 4-1 Bolton win at 250/1 is incredibly unlikely, but one of the most profitable football betting predictions for this game.

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.