Burton Albion vs Bolton Wanderers
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Pirelli Stadium (Burton-upon-Trent).
Burton Albion grabbed themselves a massive survival lifeline by winning two in a tow in last two Championship outings. They thus moved from a certain relegation to just two points away from the safe zone and a win in Saturday’s home fixture with fellow strugglers Bolton Wanderers would get them above the Trotters and out of the drop zone for the first time in months.
If something can be called a relegations ix-pointer, it’s just this math with two points separating these two outfits right on the brink of the danger area and with just two games left to play until the end of the season. The difference is, though, that the hosts will come into it as the massive form favourites given that the Trotters took just a single point from last six league matches.
Burton Albion vs Bolton Wanderers: Head-to-head
This will only be the third head to head encounter between Burton Albion and Bolton Wanderers.
The Brewers won both of previous two ties with the same 0-1 scoreline, both times at Macron Stadium.
The first game was played three years ago in the League Cup, while the second occasion was this term of Championship.
Burton Albion vs Bolton Wanderers: Prediction
The Trotters obviously faced hard times adjusting to life without the star man Gary Madine who left the team in the January transfer window. The last term’s promoted League One side suddenly hit a major stumbling block in their form and they will have a very tough task to save the second tier status.
Apart from missing Gary Madine, the visitors have huge struggles to keep things quiet at the back. They shipped two or more goals in each of last four league games and they will come into this off the back of a demolishing 0-4 loss to table-toppers Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.
Furthermore, Bolton claimed just one win in 23 away games this season and we simply have to back Burton Albion DNB at 1.66 as the main option here. Also, since the Brewers notched as many as five in back-to-back wins over Derby County and Sunderland, we will alternatively back them to hit two or more here at 2.40.
Burton Albion vs Bolton Wanderers: Bet Tips
Burton Albion DNB @ 1.66
Burton Albion Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.40