This Saturday sees Phil Parkinson’s Bolton Wanderers side visit the Liberty Stadium to face Swansea City in the Football League Championship.
Swansea suffered a 3-1 defeat last time to Sheffield Wednesday in a poor performance and leaves the Swans in 14th place in the table.
The only consistent thing with Swansea at the moment is their inconsistency, as they have failed to record back to back league wins or defeats since Boxing Day and Swansea fans will hope this continues this weekend.
Bolton were narrowly defeated last time suffering a 2-1 defeat at Elland Road.
The result leaves the Trotters in 23rd place in the table and four points off safety.
It is now seven league defeats for Bolton in nine games and this together with their much publicised financial woes make it difficult times for the Bolton faithful at the moment.
Swansea City v Bolton Wanderers Head to Head Stats
The overall head to head record between the two sides at Vetch Field and Liberty Stadium is as follows:
Games played: 16
Swans wins: 9
Bolton wins: 3
Swansea Goals: 26
Bolton Goals: 15
Take a look at all of the historical results between the two clubs since their first meeting way back in 1934, when the Swans and Trotters drew 0-0 at the Vetch Field in Division Two, on our Swansea City v Bolton Wanderers Head to Head Statistics page.
The last time the sides met in south Wales was October 2011, when the Swans ran out 3-1 winners in the Premier League fixture at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea City v Bolton Wanderers Match Referee
Surrey born official Gavin Ward will be the referee for this Championship fixture.
This will be the 3rd time that Ward has officiated a Swans game this season, the other games were the 3-0 win against Aston Villa in the FA Cup 3rd Round and the 1 nil Championship defeat at the Liberty against Bristol City back in August.
The only Bolton league game Ward has officiated prior to this weekend is the Trotters 1-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday in November 2018.
In his 18 Championship appearances this season, Ward has averaged 3 yellow cards per game (55 in total) but has only awarded two red cards and two penalties to date.
Swansea City v Bolton Wanderers Match Predictions
I would back Swansea to win the game this weekend.
Although, Swansea have been inconsistent recently their home form has been pretty solid as they have won four out of their five home league games in 2019.
However, with odds available of around 8/15 (1.53) I would look for something with a bit more value.
In terms of First Goalscorer, once again Oli McBurnie is again a worthy favourite but odds of 7/2 seem a bit thin.
Therefore, I’d once again stick with Dan James to open the scoring who I still feel has value with odds of 10/1 (11.00) available with BetUK.
I do feel Swansea can keep a clean sheet against the Trotters, so think a correct score of 2-0 is worth backing at 13/2 (7.50) with BetVictor.
Bolton have conceded exactly two goals in seven out of their last ten games and have failed to score in 50% of their Championship games this season, which is the most in the Championship.
This week’s ACCA selections are Brighton, Man Utd, Swansea, Luton and Grimsby. The five fold pays 13.37/1 (14.37) with BetVictor.
Swansea City v Bolton Wanderers Bet Recommendations
- Swans to win 2-0 at 13/2 (7.50) with BetVictor.
- First Goalscorer – Daniel James at 10/1 (11/1) with BetUK.
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