Bolton Wanderers vs Sheffield United
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 25th August 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Macron Stadium (Bolton)
Bolton Wanderers takes on a tough home challenge in this Saturday EFL Championship clash against Sheffield United. The sides have switched a bit their roles from last season and it will be an interesting game.
Bolton left it for the final day of the season to scrap survival. This year the team showed more ambition and after the opening 4 rounds is pretty far from the drop zone. Actually Wanderers are sitting on the top of the table at 3rd place with the same points as the leaders Leeds and Middlesbrough.
Midweek Bolton took a minimal yet important victory over Birmingham. The team looked defensively capable but lacked some sharpness up front. Eventually Buckley found the net after 73 minutes of play which was the only goal in the game.
Sheffield United looked like they will have troubles this season after the first 2 rounds. Still as one of the sides that challenged for top 6 last year The Blades managed to improve their performance. Of course their opening fixtures were against strong promotion candidates so the results are justified.
Midweek United took its second victory of the season against with a 2-1 result. Norwich was their victim but the 3 points didn’t come easy. Egan opened the score early just to see Jordan Rhodes netting an equalizer later on. As the game looked like its going for the draw experienced striker Billy Sharp along with his partner up front Leon Clarke took things in their own hands. Sharp managed to put the ball into the back of the net minutes before the final whistle.
Bolton Wanderers vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head
- Both teams come into this game after 2 back to back league victories
- Bolton is unbeaten in 4 games at home in all competitions
- Bolton are unbeaten in the league this season
- Only 1 game in their last 9 meetings produced over 2.5 goals
- Bolton have won 3 of the last 4 meetings at Macron against Sheffield United
Bolton Wanderers vs Sheffield United: Predictions
This is an evenly matched game. Sheffield are portrayed as the favourites here due to their play last season. This time around though Bolton looks to be stronger side than it was last year while Sheffield has some troubles. The game should offer goals at both ends with Bolton maybe snatching a draw.
Bolton Wanderers vs Sheffield United: Bet Tips
Bolton +0.5 Ah at 1.85
BTTS: Yes at 1.82.