Rajan Hothi (@RajanHothi_) previews Bolton v West Brom and provides us with his best bets for Monday nights televised Championship clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Bolton v West Brom Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 21/01/19
- Time: 20:00
- Venue: Macron Stadium
- Channel: Sky Sports football
Bolton will be looking to claw themselves out the bottom three with a win against promotion challengers West Brom.
The Trotters suffered defeat last time out, losing 2-1 against Bristol City. Phil Parkinson's side are yet to win in the league since the turn of the new year, with their last win coming on Boxing Day against fellow relegation-threatened side Rotherham.
Defeats on Saturday for Ipswich, Rotherham and Reading will make a Bolton win against Albion massive. The Trotters have the chance to get themselves out of the bottom three if they win by three or more goals.
West Brom are also on the hunt for their first league win of 2019. Darren Moore's side were held to a 1-1 draw by promotion rivals Norwich last time out.
The Baggies currently occupy fourth spot in the Championship, and a win would take them to within three points of second place Norwich.
When these two faced off earlier in the season, it was a rare away win for Bolton with a late Yanic Wildschut goal securing a 2-1 win for Parkinson's men.
Bolton will be without Yanic Wildschut after the Dutch winger suffered an ankle injury against Walsall in the FA Cup. On-loan Everton midfielder Joe Williams will also be out with an injury, and he will likely return for Bolton next month.
The visitors will likely be without Matt Phillips. The Scotland international didn't travel with the squad to Dubai in order to receive treatment for an ankle injury he sustained. James Morrison may be welcomed back into the side after missing Albion's clash with Norwich.
Potential Bolton Starting XI: Alnwick, Grounds, Beevers, Wheater, Olkowski, Lowe, Murphy, Buckley, Noone, Ameobi, Magennis
Potential West Brom Starting XI: Johnstone, Holgate, Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs, Morrison, Barry, Brunt, Rodriguez, Robson-Kanu, Gayle
Head To Head
- West Brom 48, Draws 47, Bolton 50.
- When these two clashed in August, Bolton ran out 2-1 winners.
- Albion haven't won away at Bolton in their last seven attempts.
Key Stats & Facts
- West Brom have only won once against Bolton in the last ten meetings between the two.
- Bolton haven't suffered a home loss to the Baggies since 2000.
- Bolton are the lowest scorers in the league, only netting 18 goals so far this season.
- Bolton 4/1
- Draw 13/5
- West Brom 5/6
West Brom will view this game as the perfect opportunity to get back on track as they're playing a club who are currently in turmoil and have the worst home record in the division, only winning three times at home this season.
Moreover, the Baggies have a fairly impressive record away from home winning six and drawing three of their 13 away games this season.
Dwight Gayle will abe looking to add to his impressive tally of 14 goals so far this season The striker netted last time out against Norwich, and will be looking to exploit Bolton's dodgy defence.
Jay Rodriguez will also be keen to add to his 12 goals so far this season as he looks to take advantage of a struggling Bolton.
It's unlikely that Bolton will be able to inflict too much damage on West Brom's back-line as the Trotters have only scored 18 league goals which is the lowest amount in the league.