League One Tips: Fleetwood v Bolton Preview and Predictions (3pm, Saturday)


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Fleetwood Town entertain Bolton Wanderers on Saturday with both teams chasing an automatic promotion spot in League One.

Here are our betting tips and predictions for the crucial match at Highbury Stadium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fleetwood v Bolton Match Prediction:

Fleetwood to win at 13/10 with Bet365


Fleetwood v Bolton Best Bet:

Fleetwood to win and under 2.5 goals at 7/2 with Bet365


Fleetwood v Bolton Past Meetings

This is just the second match up between these two sides in history, and the second this season. Bolton won the reverse fixture 2-1 thanks to a second-half comeback.


Fleetwood v Bolton Stats

Fleetwood have won 11 home matches from a possible 18 this season, losing just once. Over 2.5 goals has happened in 56% of their matches at Highbury Stadium.

Bolton have won six of 15 games away from home, while over 2.5 goals has happened in 27% of those.


Fleetwood Team News

Defender Nathan Pond (knee) and Martyn Woolford (knee) are still out, while Jimmy Ryan is unlikely to feature again this season. Striker Wes Burns has missed the last five matches but could return to the squad.


Bolton Team News

Skipper Jay Spearing will miss the match due to medial ligament damage. Chris Long serves his second match ban after being dismissed late on against Bristol Rovers.


Reasons for Fleetwood v Bolton betting tips

The home side are one of the Football League’s in-form teams. They’re unbeaten in 18 league games, an incredible stretch dating back to last November. In that period, they’ve seen off promotion rivals Sheffield United, Bradford, and most recently, Scunthorpe.

Last weekend’s impressive win over the Iron moved them into the automatic promotion spots, although it remains very tight at the top of the table. Saturday’s opponents Bolton are just four points off them in fourth place, but with a game in hand.

Nevertheless, Phil Parkinson’s Bolton are in a bit of a rut. They’re without a win in five league games, letting a lead slip in their last two outings. It hasn’t helped that captain Jay Spearing has damaged his ligaments, with the extent of the injury still unknown.

A victory over their promotion rivals would therefore be a massive morale boost for Wanderers, but perhaps easier said than done. Away from home, Bolton are without a win in six league matches. Last November was the last time they travelled home with the points – the same month that Fleetwood last lost in the league.

Form therefore suggests that the home fans will be celebrating come the final whistle. Back a Fleetwood win at 13/10 with Bet365. This fixture is also a battle between the league’s two sturdiest defences. It’s likely to be a tight clash, with so much at stake, so for that reason back a home win and under 2.5 goals at 7/2 with Bet365.


Fleetwood v Bolton Match Prediction:

Fleetwood to win at 13/10 with Bet365


Fleetwood v Bolton Best Bet:

Fleetwood to win and under 2.5 goals at 7/2 with Bet365

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