This Saturday sees Swansea City make the trip to The University of Bolton Stadium to face Bolton Wanderers in the Championship.
Swansea suffered a 2-1 defeat last week away at Rotherham, and it was a frustrating one to say the least, as the Swans dominated the game, but gave away two penalties in the second half to hand the game to the Millers.
The second penalty did seem controversial, but ultimately the Swans did not make the most of their excellent play earlier in the game.
Boss Graham Potter will no doubt be looking for his team to be more ruthless in the upcoming games, especially if they are to stay in the top half of the table.
Bolton suffered a 2-0 last time out away at Aston Villa, and currently sit 20th in the table.
The Trotters did enjoy an excellent start to the season and took ten points in their opening five matches, but they have struggled more recently in the Championship, taking only five points from their last ten games, whilst failing to score in eight of those matches!
Bolton Wanderers v Swans Head to Head Stats
The overall head to head record between the two sides at Bolton is:
Games played: 18
Swans wins: 1
Bolton wins: 10
Swans Goals: 12
Bolton Goals: 27
Take a look at all of the historical results between the two clubs, since their first meeting way back in 1926 when the Trotters dumped the Swans out of the FA Cup, on our Bolton Wanderers v Swansea City Head to Head Statistics page.
Bolton Wanderers v Swans Match Predictions
The quality of Swansea’s play has been excellent this season, and I would back them to bounce back from last week’s defeat with a victory against a struggling Bolton side.
Swansea can be backed at 23/20 (2.15) to win the game and I think that represents good value.
Another angle to look at this week is for Bolton to receive the first yellow card of the game, which is currently available at 17/20 (1.85).
Swansea have the least yellow cards in the Championship, picking up only eleven bookings so far this season, which considerably low when you consider the next ‘cleanest’ team in the fair play league, Stoke City, have a total of 21 yellow cards so far this season.
Bolton have picked up the second most yellow cards so far this season with 34, and it is excellent value that they will pick up the first booking between the sides this weekend.
In terms of goalscorer options, I have spoken in recent weeks on the value of Connor Roberts to score in games.
However, with Kyle Naughton picking up an injury this week, this leads to the possibility that Connor will start once again at right back, so other attacking options are likely to be preferred.
Oli McBurnie has scored in his last two matches, and I would look to him to extend that run by scoring first in tomorrow’s game at 5/1 (6.00).
Oli has benefitted from the fine form of both Dan James and Bersant Celina in creating more opportunities for him in recent weeks, and with Wilfried Bony likely to be on the bench this weekend, then Oli will have extra motivation to get on the score sheet once again.
- Swansea to win at 23/20 (2.15) with BetFred, BetVictor and BlackType.
- Oli McBurnie to be First Goalscorer at 5/1 (6.00) with BetFred, Boyle Sports, BetBright and BetWay.
- A Bolton player to receive the first yellow card at 17/20 (1.85) with William Hill.
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