Bolton vs Walsall Prediction & Match Preview

Bolton vs Walsall
England- FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 5th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Macron Stadium (Bolton).

The Hosts are 22nd in the Championship at present with 14 defeats from 26 matches. They have one of the worst defenses in the league conceding 38 goals till now. This will be their first FA Cup match this season.

Bolton lost 4 of their last 6 matches across all venues of which they have only 1 win. The most recent game saw one of their worst results. A 6-0 loss against Hull was a shocker for both their fans and management.

A similar trend is visible in their home matches also. Five of their last 8 games in front of their own crowd were lost. Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in total in 5 of their last 6 matches here as well.

Walsall is also struggling in League One. They are 15th at the moment in the table. A whopping 41 goals have been conceded by the Saddlers quite easily. The attackers of the home team will have numerous chances to test the traveling keeper for sure.

The visitors are without a win in the last 5 matches in all competitions. They have been losing games consecutively. More than 2.5 goals came in 4 of their last 5 matches across all venues. Away from home, they have only 1 win in the last 5 games; losing 3 as well.

The hosts are a class apart for Walsall in terms of the competition they had this season. So the visiting fans may be upset after this match is finished.

Bolton vs Walsall: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Bolton has won 4 of the 6 h2h matches played against Walsall.
  • More than 2.5 goals came in 4 of those 6 games as well.
  • Bolton has won all 3 h2h matches against these opponents at this venue.
  • All those matches had over 2.5 goals in total, with Bolton scoring at least 3 goals in each game.

Bolton vs Walsall: Prediction

Wanderers have never lost at home against Walsall. All those matches were won comprehensively with the hosts scoring at least 2 goals. I don’t see the home team losing against this opposition on Saturday. Thus we can bet on Bolton to win with 2.00 odd.

Bolton never failed to score against teams who are inferior to them in the table. The defensive record of Walsall, with 41 goals conceded, indicates another day at the office without a clean sheet for their keeper on Saturday. In all 3 h2h matches between them at this venue, both sets of players found the net and the score was over 2.5 goals as well. Thus a bet can be placed on a final score with more than 2.5 goals with 2.00 odd.

Bolton vs Walsall: Betting Tips

  • Bolton to win @ 2.00 (1/1).
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).