Bolton – Barnsley PREDICTION & TIPS
Bolton and Barnsley play at Macron Stadium in a Championship round of the 20th round. These teams have met only twice recently: on 12-04-2014, ending with Bolton’s 1-0 win and 26-12-2013, ending Bolton’s 0-1 victory. In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 24th place with 13 points earned after 2 wins, 7 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied at home to Reading by (2-2). In the last match, lost out to Wolverhampton by (5-1). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 1 win, 7 draws and 7 defeats as a visitor, with 8 goals scored and 25 conceded, against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 defeats at home, with 19 goals scored and 22 conceded. In the last 9 home games for the championship, Bolton have 2 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, having won 8 points out of 27. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In his home games there is a tendency towards goals, since 7 of his last 9 games by the competition finished with More of 2.5 goals. In 19 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 1 highlights in the last 11 home games in all competitions: he suffered 8 of his 19 goals in minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Bolton come to this match with a defeat at Wolverhampton by 5-1, adding their third consecutive game without proving the taste of victory: the only goal was scored by Buckley. In this game at home coach Phil Parkinson should line up in 4-2-3-1 benefiting a style of game more supported, with successive attacks pausados, especially by the sides. Gary Madine continues to be the highlight of Bolton with 4 goals and 5 assists. It seems that the coach can not count on Taylor, Karacan and Wilbraham, all injured.
After 5 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses, the visiting team is in 18th place, having won 20 points. In the last match, they lost with Reading away (3-0), after having lost at home in a game against Leeds United (0-2). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In the last 9 games away from the league Barnsley has 2 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, having won 9 points out of 27. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 19 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and never managed to turn the score. In the last 11 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: suffered 7 of his 16 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
The Barnsley team are coming to this game with a 3-0 defeat at Reading, thus registering their fourth straight game without a win in this competition. In this away game coach Paul Heckingbottom should line up in the usual 4-3-3 with Ugbo being the most offensive reference of the team. On the other hand, midfielder Harvey Barnes is Barnsley’s top scorer with 5 goals scored. It seems that there is no embezzlement for this game.
Bolton – Barnsley FREE TIPS
Bolton – Win @ 2.55
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 4.5 Goals @ 1.90