England League One | Bolton vs Southend betting tips bybOdyssey(Germany)
Match date:3 Sep|Posted: 3 Sep 11:54 2016 GMT+2 |Tip viewed 1349 times.
I’m quite confident about this one. It’s certainly been a brilliant start for Bolton. New manager Phil Parkinson has completely turned around the fortunes of the team after last years pitiful.Bolton is rock solid defensively (I can’t remember when they were suck reliable at the back in past seasons). Only worry is offense, where they lacked creativity, but Parkinson bring in 5 new players in transfer deadline and players like Sammy Ameobi and James Henry should be absolute destroyers on such level so Bolton added some much needed quality on the wings. They won 4 from 5 and will be aiming to make it 5 from 6.Southend is different story. It seems Phil Brown doesn’t know what he is doing. After poor start he expressed that squad is thin on numbers, so he needs much more players but on transfer deadline Southend was quite silent and Brown said: “I was hunting for quality, not quantity”. Hmm. Over the summer United lost TOP 3 performers: Daniel Bentley (43/0) moved to Brentford, young goalscoring midfielder Jack Payne (32/9) left at the end of his contract to move to
Huddersfield Town, while David Worrall (35/3) left for Millwall on a free transfer. They also released a large number of players as we looked to try and improve the squad. However, it really hasn't happened.Nile Ranger has looked a good signing, helping us to a win over Sheffield United but ruled out with injury for long term. Mark Oxley, the new goalkeeper, showed just how good Daniel Bentley was and the lack of a Jack Payne replacement is clearly shown in recent performances. On deadline day Southend added to a large defence with Ryan Inniss. However, positions where they are more in need such as midfield, on the wing, attacking midfield and striker, Southend will have to go short until January. They not so solid defensively as well, as struggle a lot defending set pieces. Fans are very angry with head coach transfer policy and results so I can't see how Phil Brown will still be in the job come October. Ranger (1/0), Michael Timlin (0/0) and Anthony Wordsworth (0/0) are definitely out, while Stephen McLaughlin (5/2) and Ben Coker (5/0) are both doubts with niggles.As I said earlier, I’m quite confident about this one given how teams performed in opening rounds.Bookmaker.eu - $300 Bonus for US players!
Second placed Bolton Wanderers welcome in 15th place Gillingham to the Macron Stadium on Monday night for a League One fixture.Match Information
Macron Stadium, Bolton, England 12 Dec 2016 8:00 pm (GMT)
Key Stat: 3: Gillingham have only won three times on the road this season in League One play. In contrast, Bolton have only lost one time at home, so this gives this a decided advantage over a traveling Gillingham side.
Expert Verdict: Bolton are just too good for Gillingham, in my opinion. Bolton have players that have experience, albeit mostly bad experience, in the Championship and Premier League levels. Gillingham are going to be facing this experienced side on the road, and it will prove tough for them to overcome a Wanderers side desperate to get back to the Championship.Our prediction
Bolton Team News, Updates, and Facts
Phil Parkinson will be missing goalkeeper Mark Howard and central midfielders Darren Pratley and Mark Davies for this match.
Jay Spearing, the captain, continues to be a very important figure for Wanderers, especially so in the absence of Mark Davies. The central midfielder has found his calling after leaving Liverpool, and it is through his hard-nosed style of play that Bolton have found success. He's not going to be flashy, but Bolton don't need flash. They just need results.
Bolton have been in tremendous form after a loss to Peterborough last month as they have four consecutive matches since then. Last weekend, they defeated Sheffield United 3-2.Expected Line-up: 4-3-1-2 Bolton likely XI
Defenders:Wilson, Osede, Beevers, Taylor
Midfielders:Vela, Thorpe, Spearing, Ameobi
Gillingham Team News, Updates, and Facts
Manager Justin Edinburgh will be unable to call upon long-term injured right winger Lee Martin for this fixture.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas remains the threat for Gillingham as he has scored eight goals and assisted three times so far this season. If he can use his combination of power and pace to good effect, Gillingham may have a shot to pull of a result.
In their last five matches in all competitions, Gillingham have won three matches and lost twice. One of those was in the FA Cup to non-league side Brackley Town. Most recently, Gillingham defeated Rochdale 3-2 in League One action.Expected Line-up: 4-4-2 Gillingham likely XI
Defenders:Wagstaff, Ehmer, Cargill, Konchesky
Midfielders:Wright, Hessenthal, Knott, Dack
Bolton vs Gillingham Head-to-Head Stats
These two sides have only met one time in their histories. That match came in the League Cup in Oct of 2003. Bolton, a mid-table Premier League side, won 2-0 on the day.Bolton vs Gillingham Prediction
I don't expect to see Bolton set the world on fire here or anything, but they should get the job done at home to Gillingham here. For whatever reason Gillingham haven't played since November 26th, so I'm not sure if this layoff will hurt them. Oftentimes a long layoff has negative consequences, and I foresee that being the case here at the Macron Stadium.Predicted Scoreline: Bolton 1- 0 Gillingham Bolton vs Gillingham Betting Tips and Odds
Bet365 has Bolton winning at 8/13 odds, a draw at 11/4 odds, and a Gillingham win at 9/2.
Both Teams to Score is set at 4/5 for a yes and at 19/20 for a no.
A 1-0 win for Bolton is bringing 12/1 odds.
Can Bolton put the pressure on high-flying Scunthorpe at the top of the table with another win at the Macron? We'll find out Monday night.
EFL Championship, Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 12th August 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/16:00 CET
Two familiar sides which forged their promotion from League 1 to The Championship are facing each other on Saturday. Both teams lost their openers and will be eager to earn a point or three.
Millwall managed to get through in The League Cup a few day ago. The team faced League 2 side Stevenage at home. After a goalless first half all the goal action happened in the second half. Tom Elliot scored 2 identical headers. First in the 54th minute he scored after a cross from the right side. 13 minutes later he did the same but this time the cross came from the left side. Millwall comfortable finished the game and went into the next round.
The first league round wasn’t as easy though. The team traveled to City Ground to face Nottingham. The team let Nottingham dictate the tempo but defended well until a wonderful individual skill allowed Barry McKay to score a goal in a crucial moment. Letting a goal just before half time really messed Millwalls plans. Still the team had its chances in the second half and will be somewhat disappointed without getting a point from this game.
Bolton got to this level after finishing 2nd in League 1. The team now faces bigger challenge and it will be interesting to see how things will turn up with the minimal summer selection. Bolton saw off Crew in the middle of this week. They managed to get a 2-1 victory in the League Cup tie and went through. The team was losing 1-0 but with 2 goals in the space of 10 minutes things turned around. Armstrong and Derik were the scorers in 70th and 80th minutes accordingly.
Bolton went into their first game with ambitions for positive result. The team played decently well against Leeds but it was evident they lack some class in key areas. They conceded an early goal which messed them up hard. After 30 minutes the score became 0-2 after Chris Wood scored for United. Bolton took one back 9 minutes later when Madine out jumped his marker and headed the goal in. Their joy didn’t last long though as Leeds scored a 3rd goal just before half time. The second half Bolton had some chances and took one of them. Leeds conceded a penalty which was converted by Le Fondre. Bolton tried to get to the point but Leeds held firm to deny them.Millwall vs Bolton: Head to head
Bolton definitely have the advantage in the head to head stats. 6 victories, 3 draws and 1 victory for Millwall are the current standings.
Both teams had a good defensive record last season and somewhat poor strike force. They will also be very cautious as both sides need points heavily and will try everything to avoid losing which makes chances for a low-scoring game high.
Bolton looks to be somewhat better team currently. They played decently well against Leeds and were a little bit unlucky to lose. Backing them not to lose the game will be our second option.
Last Updated: 30/04/17 3:15pm
Bolton are back in the SkyBet Championship after an absence of just one season after a 3-0 victory over Peterborough at the Macron Stadium.
Goals from Jem Karacan, David Wheater and Adam Le Fondre got the promotion party started for Phil Parkinson's side.
Parkinson knew a draw would likely be good enough to take Wanderers back into the game's second tier.
So, there was extra insurance against an unlikely Fleetwood landslide win over Port Vale when Karacan's first Wanderers' goal put the Trotters in front after 22 minutes.
Mark Beevers and Wheater produced vital blocks as Posh searched for an equaliser.
Gary Madine might have eased home nerves before the break only for Luke McGhee to save his close range effort.
That anxiety disappeared, however, when Wheater headed in his ninth goal of the campaign seven minutes into the second period.
Le Fondre sealed promotion after 75 minutes following Josh Vela's mesmerising approach play.
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Bolton Wanderers are in a pretty precarious position at the foot of the Championship and we’re far from confident that they can get their first league win on the board when they travel to the West Midlands on Saturday afternoon. Indeed whilst many are concentrating on Crystal Palace’s plight in the Premier League where the Eagles have gone six league games without scoring, Bolton Wanderers can raise them by going seven Championship matches without finding the back of the net although one of these was against West Ham United in the EFL Cup. Get £25 in Free Bets to use on this match by signing-up with Boylesports Free Bets.
Bolton bounced straight back up to the Championship at the first time last season having dropped down to League One at the end of 2015/16, however they clearly haven’t managed to adjust to life in the second tier and with the goals drying up completely, the omens don’t look too good as far as their Championship future is concerned.
Phil Parkinson has been given a vote of confidence by the club board, however this hardly counts for much and with the side adrift at the bottom of the Championship table, one wonders how much longer the hierarchy will keep faith with their under-pressure boss.
Over at Villa Park, the pressure has been lifted from the shoulders of Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce following some impressive recent results. The West Midlands side have bounced back from a disappointing start to the campaign and head into this weekend clash on the back of three consecutive Championship wins. They put four past Burton Albion last weekend and given that this is more than their opponents Bolton wanderers have managed all season so far, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a thoroughly one-sided affair at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon.
Nevertheless the most likely outcome to this match is a narrow win for Aston Villa with containment a key priority for the visitors as they look to avoid a severe thrashing.
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