Bolton vs Middlesbrough Prediction & Match Preview

Bolton vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Tuesday, 9th April 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Macron Stadium (Bolton).

Tony Pulis, the under-fire Middlesbrough manager has vowed that his team can make the playoffs. The fall from grace for the team, which once looked dead-set for the post-season proceedings, has been nothing but, for want of a better word, pathetic. They lost the last six Championship games in a row and were winless in the last seven. As of now, they have to make up a deficit of four points from the remaining six matches.

Bolton has relegation in their radar. They sit 23rd in a league of 24 and has posted just 32 points from their 40 games. Now, with six matches remaining, they have to make up a difference of eight points. On top of that, consider that they have scored the least number of goals in the whole competition so far, and is easily the worst team at home.

Bolton vs Middlesbrough Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Middlesbrough won the last seven games in a row.
  • Bolton last won a game six years back.
  • Five of the last six matches failed to have both teams on the scorecard.
  • Middlesbrough won the last three meetings at this venue.

Bolton vs Middlesbrough Prediction

Middlesbrough is desperate. After their impressive run in the league, they have fallen prey to complacency, jeopardizing their chances to make playoffs. They have to overcome a four-point deficit in the next six match-days. The setting is in their favor though. They are taking on the worst home team in the competition, and the 23rd team in the table.

Also, Middlesbrough won the last seven h2h ties in succession and the last three at this venue. They have also remained unbeaten against Bolton for the last six years. Importantly, Bolton is facing a boot to League One and has not much will left to fight for. All that remains for them is an outside chance to avoid relegation. Expect the top-tier team to win at least one half of the tie.

Goals will be extremely scarce in this fixture. Already Bolton is the worst home team in the Championship. They have also scored the least number of goals in the entire tournament, and at home. In addition, Middlesbrough has been struggling for the last many match-days. They have managed just three goals from their last seven ties, and just two from their last six on the road. Expect no more than two goals from this match-up.

Bolton vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Middlesbrough to Win At Least One Half @ 1.50 (1/2).