Bolton Wanderers - Stevenage predictions and free betting tips [03/10/2023]
In the forthcoming round in League 1, Bolton Wanderers will face off against Stevenage. The encounter promises to be intense until the last minute, with neither side willing to capitulate.
This team is known to many for their stint in the Premier League. However, 12 years ago, Bolton suffered a crisis which led to their relegation into the Championship, followed by a drop into League 1 and even League 2. A change in leadership was implemented after all these disappointments. Currently, the team is managed by Ian Evatt, who helped them progress from League 2 and now they have been playing their 3rd season in England's third division. Last year, they were close to making their way back to the Championship, but Barnsley defeated them in the play-offs with a scoreline of 1:2.
The team kicked off the new season rather confidently. In the 5th round, they pulled off a draw against Burton Albion (1:1). Subsequently, Bolton beat Derby County on their home ground (2:1). They suffered a defeat against Reading (1:2), and then had a stalemate against Peterborough United (1:1). In their latest encounter, they enjoyed an away victory by the slimmest of margins.
The team finally achieved League 2 promotion after a decade, claiming the 2nd position with a total of 85 points. In the current season, the team continued to delight their supporters in the 3rd division. After 10 games, Stevenage sits on the 3rd position with 18 points.
In the 6th round, Stevenage defeated Leyton Orient on the road with a scoreline of 3:0. This was followed by a draw against Carlisle United (2:2) and another stalemate against Charlton (1:1). In the proceeding game, the team secured an emphatic away victory against Cheltenham (3:0). However, in the last round, they suffered a setback, losing to Oxford United (1:3).
The last head-to-head encounter between Stevenage and Bolton was played in League 2. In that match, Bolton secured a minimal victory on their home ground.
Currently, both teams are performing decently. However, in this clash, I have a stronger belief in the home side. Bolton has had an impressive home record this season, suffering just one peculiar defeat to Wigan. Stevenage, with the 2nd best away record in the league, has played most of its games against teams from the lower half of the table. Suggesting this, I am willing to take a risk and bet on the hosts' victory.