Bolton vs Portsmouth Prediction & Match Preview

Bolton vs Portsmouth
England League One
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: University of Bolton Stadium (Bolton).

Bolton are doing themselves no favors whatsoever, with their poor run of form. And now, with Portsmouth unbeaten in their last three outings in all competitions, it goes without saying that the hosts are in for another tough set of ninety minutes this weekend.

Bolton vs Portsmouth Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash saw Portsmouth post a 1-0 victory.
  • Three of their past five meetings have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their previous seven fixtures.
  • Two of their last ten games have ended as a tie.
  • Portsmouth have registered the win in four of their past ten matchups. (W-4, D-2, L-4)

Bolton vs Portsmouth Prediction

Bolton suffered a third successive defeat last week on the road after Lincoln ran riot over them with a whopping 5-1 scorecard. The hosts were outclassed on all fronts throughout that clash and finished the ninety minutes with no more than consolation goal to their name.

It is also worth mentioning that the home team are now without a win in their past five fixtures in the running and have come out on top just once in their last ten.

On the other hand, Portsmouth are in fine form at the moment. They have been tasting nothing but success in their previous three games across various competitions, the last of which was a 2-1 win over AFC Wimbledon at home.

Furthermore, the guests have salvaged a point at the least in five of their past nine outings in the third division. In sharp contrast, Bolton have dropped points in three of their last four fixtures here.

To top it off, the hosts were at the losing end a 1-0 scorecard when the two sides met in the reverse clash three months ago. With Bolton struggling to get things going as of late, the tag of favorites most certainly goes to Portsmouth in this one.

Additionally, the home team have looked sharp in the final third, especially at home. They have had their names on the scoresheet in each of their last five fixtures here, and have scored ten goals in the process as well.

Meanwhile twelve of the thirty-six goals for Portsmouth this season have come from their clashes on the road. Taking into account that their past two h2h meetings here have also been high scoring affairs, expect over 2.5 goals on the charts come Saturday too.

Bolton vs Portsmouth Betting tips

  • Portsmouth to win @ 1.66 (2/3)
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10).