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Bolton v Sunderland Prediction & Betting Tips – 20th February 2018

19th February 2018 / lee
Championship Betting

Bolton v Sunderland Championship, 20th February 8.00pm

Bolton still have some work to do before they can rest easy for the season. They are in decent form at home though with a five-match unbeaten streak of form going at Pride Park in the Championship. It would be a huge three points for them if they can take them off Sunderland who are still mired in a massive relegation scrap. This is an important clash.

Bolton v Sunderland Betting Odds*

Bolton 13/10, Sunderland 11/5, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken on February 18th, 2018 at 6:12 p.m.)

Bolton News and Form

The Trotters are back having a tough time of things having suffered back to back 2-0 defeats against Cardiff and Rangers. Actually, each of Bolton’s last four losses in the league have all been by that same scoreline however, they are expected to edge this one and a Bolton 1-0 in the William Correct score market is at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 18th, 2018 at 6:12 p.m.). Those recent losses against Cardiff and QPR are out on the road and the Trotters are actually doing pretty well on home soil. They have lost just one of their last eleven home fixtures in the Championship and are unbeaten in five at the Macron Stadium. They are not a side who are full of goals and they have tallied only the three of them in their last six games in the league now so expect this to be a low scoring game and under 1.5 goals probably isn’t a great stretch. Each of Bolton’s last six home games in the league have finished under the 2.5 goal line with the Trotters having scored in five of those. Home and away combined, Bolton’s last eleven league games have finished with less than three goals each. 73% of the points that they have earned it the league this season have been on home soil.

Sunderland News and Form

The Black Cats start the weekend four points behind 20th placed Bolton and they have managed to take just the one point in their last four league games played now. Their away form isn’t going to offer punters a lot of confidence in them with a W1 D1 L3 record in their last five out on the road. There has been just the three away wins for the Black Cats as all season now (D6 L7) and they have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three away fixtures. Away from the Stadium of Light Sunderland have conceded an average of exactly two goals per game and of those goals conceded 59% of them have come after the half time break. Overall home and away the Black Cats have managed just the one win in their last seven league games now (D1 L5) and will be in even bigger relegation trouble than they currently are if they lose this one. Their defence is a big concern and a huge liability for them as they have conceded at least two goals now in five of their last six played. Even in taking on a low-scoring Bolton side the Black Cats appear to be at some kind of risk. Both teams not to score in the fixture at William Hill is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 18th, 2018 at 6:12 p.m.).

Bolton v Sunderland Head to Head

There was an exciting 3-3 draw at the Stadium of Light between Sunderland and Bolton earlier in the season and that leaves the Black Cats without a win in any of their last four against the Trotters played now (D3 L1). Bolton have scored exactly two goals in each of their last four games now against Sunderland. However, looking just at the meetings at Pride Park it is Sunderland who are on top with a W2 D3 record in their last five visits there in all competitions. They are not carrying much home form though against Sunderland with just a D2 L3 record in their last five hostings of them.

Who will win – Bolton v Sunderland Predictions

Bolton are carrying home form and that may be enough for them to get the three points on the board in the game. Sunderland just can’t be trusted out on the road to come up with the points, as badly as they need them. Home win.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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