Bolton Wanderers vs Bristol City
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 11th August 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Macron Stadium (Bolton).
Bolton hosts Bristol City in their second game of the season. The home side will be trying to build up some momentum following their impressive display in the opening round.
Bolton had an outstanding start of the season. Wanderers managed to stun recently relegated West Brom beating them 1-2. After a draw 1-1 at half time the second half looked to be going in the same way. Still Bolton struck their blow in the last minute of the game getting all the points in the process.
Bolton barely survived last season having just a single victory away for the whole campaign. The team though started with a victory this time and this surely raises the hopes of their fans.
Bristol opened up their season with a draw at home against Nottingham. The Robins took the lead early on and lead till the half time break. Experienced striker Daryl Murphy equalized in the first seconds of the second half which was also to full time result.
Bristol looked like destined for the playoffs last season but around New Year the team suddenly dropped in form and could not recover until the end. This year Johnson’s boys will be looking to make their fortunes different.
Bolton vs Bristol: Head-to-head
- Bolton have won 3 of the last 4 home games against Bristol drawing the last
- Bristol have just 1 victory away at Bolton in their last 10 meetings
- Bristol finished last season in a 5 game winless streak
- Bolton finished the season with just a single victory in their last 8 games
Bolton vs Bristol: Predictions
Bolton impressed in the first game and will be looking to build on that performance.
The team played well at home last season and proved to be a difficult nut to crack.
Bristol are hardly returning to their form of the first half of last season and may continue to struggle. Plus their target man Diedhiou is suspended for this game which leaves them strained.
Bolton vs Bristol: Bet Tips
Draw at 12/5 (3.40)
BTTS: Yes at 6/7 (1.85).