Bolton vs Blackburn Predictions and Match Preview

Bolton Wanderers vs Blackburn Rovers
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 6th October 2018
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Macron Stadium (Bolton).

The late Saturday game offers us an interesting encounter between two sides that have a lot of traditions in English football. Both Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers used to play in the Premier League not that long ago but have fallen out of favour and even dwelled in League 1.

Bolton are producing some mixed results but still the team looks capable of staying up. Of course that will happen if they don’t let their performances drop as they are close the danger zone. Wanderers are sitting on 15th place in the table with a comfortable 8 point cushion over the relegation places.

The team gets some interesting results. They beat a top team like Derby and then fail against relegation rivals. Last game they took a defeat from Stoke City. The Potters scored 1 goal in each half destroying Bolton’s hopes to get anything out of the game.

Blackburn started the season very well but looks to be on the decline in recent weeks. Rovers have won just a single point in their last 2 games and the team needs to pick up some points otherwise the 8 points difference between them and the zone may get smaller.

Midweek Blackburn suffered a somewhat understandable defeat. They were at home against Sheffield United and the Blades didn’t give a lot of chances to their hosts. Two goals in the second half from veteran Billy Sharp ensured a victory for the visitors. Blackburn tried their best but the team just could not cope with United.

Bolton vs Blackburn: Head-to-head

  • Bolton have just 1 victory in 7 games
  • Bolton have seen less than 2.5goals in their last 4 games
  • Blackburn is winless in 3 games
  • Bolton have won all of their last 6 games at home against Blackburn
  • Blackburn have scored 6 out of their last 7 away goals in the first half.

Bolton vs Blackburn: Predictions

This game is a tight affair. The sides have equal points and the teams are evenly matched. Bolton are not amongst the best hosts in the league so Rovers will have their chances. This will be an intense fixture and the teams are likely to be cautious. Still we can try to use Blackburn’s strong first half performances to our advantage.

Bolton vs Blackburn: Bet Tips

  • Blackburn 0.0 AH first half at 1.62
  • Under 2.5 goals at 1.65