Bolton Wanderers vs Reading Predictions & Match Preview

Bolton Wanderers vs Reading
England – Championship.
Date: Tuesday, 29th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Macron Stadium (Bolton).

The Trotters are on a 3 match losing streak in the league at present. The team from Greater Manchester who once used to play in the top tier is now looking at a possible relegation to the League One. They have not made an impact with either scoring or defending, as they gave away 42 goals in 28 matches.

Phil Parkinson’s team has lost all but one of their previous 5 fixtures across all venues. The only win in that period came against Walsall in the FA Cup. In 4 of those matches, the final score had more than 2.5 goals. At home, they have 2 wins and losses each in the recent 5 games.

Reading is just above their opponents by a point but still are in the relegation zone. Poor defense is also their story so far, but with 31 goals scored they will be interested in this upcoming game. The recent form of the Royals has been similar to that of the hosts.

With 7 defeats included, Reading is winless in their previous 11 matches on the road. In 7 of their previous 8 away games, the score had less than 2.5 goals. With this away record they will possibly be in League One next season.

The outcome of this match will not make significant changes to the Championship table. Both these sides are fighting to get out of the relegation zone so we can expect a tightly contested game on Tuesday.

Bolton Wanderers vs Reading Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Reading has 2 wins and a loss against the Royals in the last 5 meetings between them.
  • Both teams found the net n 3 of those 5 games across all venues.
  • Less than 2.5 goals came in 3 of those recent matches between them as well.
  • Both the sides have won a game each in the last 5 h2h matches at the home of the Wanderers.
  • Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 matches at this venue.
  • Reading never failed to score in the last 4 matches against the hosts here.

Bolton Wanderers vs Reading Prediction

There is not much that separates these two sides apart from the fact that they are at the bottom of the table. Even though the Wanderers have won 2 of their recent home matches, both of them were against weaker opposition. On the contrary, the visitors are winless in their 11 away matches on the trot. So we can bet on a draw with 3.00 odds.

Both of these teams have conceded more than 40 goals so far this season. So there is a chance for both of them to concede in this upcoming game too. Independent of the results, the hosts have conceded in 4 of their recent home games and the visitors in 9 away matches as well. Thus we can place our bets on both these teams scoring with 1.83 odds.

Bolton Wanderers vs Reading Betting Tips

  • Both teams to score @ 1.83 (5/6).
  • Match to draw @ 3.00 (2/1).