Rochdale vs Bolton Prediction & Match Preview

Rochdale vs Bolton EFL League One Predictions by LeagueLane

Rochdale vs Bolton Wanderers
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 11 January 2020.
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Crown Oil Arena (Rochdale)

An almost certain passenger for League Two is looking to show up and cause some trouble for a fellow relegation struggler in Saturday’s clash.

Rochdale vs Bolton Wanderers: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Overall Stats (7 games): Rochdale 4 wins, 1 draw, Bolton Wanderers 2 wins.
  • Rochdale have 3-1-1 record at home versus The Wanderers.
  • The Dale are on a three-game winning run v Bolton.
  • The Wanderers were first to score in four of last five head-to-head meetings.
  • Both sides have failed to keep a clean sheet in these confrontations; Bolton in last three games, Rochdale in last four.

Rochdale vs Bolton Wanderers: Prediction

Despite going behind early on, a heroic performance against Premier League side Newcastle United has earned Rochdale a replay at St.James’ Park in the FA Cup 3rd round.

No such luck in the league, as Brian Barry-Murphy and his men are currently involved in the relegation dogfight with Wimbledon, MK Dons and first one out Tranmere, over whom The Dale at 18th has four points advantage but with one game more played.

Only Sol Campbell’s Southend has worse record at home than Greater Manchester-based side. The Dale has won nine points from eleven games at Crown Oil Arena and are currently riding out an undesirable streak of four home league games lost in a row.

Bolton Wanderers were on the wrong end of a seven-goal thriller as Burton Albion powered through a young ten-men side and deservedly won 4-3 at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Following that New Year’s Day heartbreaking defeat, The Trotters had ten days to rest and will be ready to once again meddle in others affairs since they’re most likely without a chance of staying up, being dead last and having only seven points to their name.

Unflattering title of worst team on the road in League One belong to Bolton Wanderers. Well deserved, if I might say, since they’ve collected just four points with a ridiculously terrible goal difference of -23.

Rochdale, for all their faults, is much better and more experienced side than doomed Wanderers and they should beat them rather comfortably. Their bad form is a worry but hard-earned draw v Newcastle might just be the confidence boost the doctor ordered. If you don’t trust them as much, go with Draw No Bet.

You could also try Both Teams to Score. The Trotters showed us time and time again that they can score against any opponent and considering their previous encounters, this happening again is entirely in the realm of possibilities.

Rochdale vs Bolton Wanderers: Betting tips

  • Rochdale Draw No Bet @ 1.53
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.69