Sunderland vs Bolton Prediction & Match Preview

Sunderland vs Bolton EFL League One Predictions by LeagueLane

Sunderland vs Bolton Wanderers
England – League One
Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light.

Bolton supporters will be travelling to Stadium of Light dreaming of miracle when their young side take on out-of-form Sunderland on Thursday.

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

  • Overall Stats (108 games): Sunderland 44 wins, 28 draws, Bolton Wanderers 36 wins.
  • Sunderland have 32-11-11 record at home versus The Wanderers.
  • Bolton is on a six-game unbeaten run v Sunderland.
  • They were also first to score in last five head-to-head meetings.
  • The Black Cats have failed to keep a clean sheet in last six confrontations v Bolton.

Sunderland vs Bolton Wanderers: Prediction

The Black Cats are still out of luck, as their winless run continues. Blackpool is another side that feasted on Stadium of Light, getting a point in 1-1 draw.

Somewhat symbolically, Sunderland occupies 13th place at League One table. Their fans expected more, especially after such a great start to the season but something happened near the end of September and The Black Cats have won only twice since.

In ten games in front of their own fans, Sunderland collected nineteen points. But in last three games here, Phil Parkinson’s pupils picked up just two points, losing to Burton in the process.

A tale of Bolton Wanderers is a truly sad one… Administration, points deduction, with League Two on the horizon for next season but The Trotters are not giving up.

As proved by last few games Keith Hill’s kids have played. 3-2 win last Saturday v Southend is a cherry on top; their resurrection started on October 22nd. Eleven opening games without a win and then they did it four times in seven. Still dead last with 5 points but no one can take their pride away.

Back in the real world, with one win in eight games and only four goals scored, The Whites are the worst away team of the league whilst only Southend conceded more than them. Dire numbers, for sure.

Sunderland’s Phil Parkinson will have a fully fit squad to choose from for Bolton game, apart from George Dobson who is serving a suspension.

Joe Bunney and Will Buckley of The Wanderers are not far away from returns to action and will go down the wire for Sunderland clash.

Going back to the past, these teams has played some really interesting matches, with lots of goals more often than not. Taking that into account, the fact that both recently can’t defend to save their lives and adding to the mix reawakened Bolton, I’d be obliged to put a few bucks on both teams to score.

I noticed that, in their duels, first half is always calm before the storm. In five of their last seven encounters they ended up drawing at HT and losing all the breaks in the second one. In this moment, with their forms, this still make sense. So I’m going to recommend it.

Sunderland vs Bolton Wanderers: Betting tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.93
  • Draw at Half Time @ 2.49