Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Birmingham 19/10 to beat Bolton in Tuesdays Championship clash

Competition: Championship

Market: Birmingham to beat Bolton

Odds: 19/10 @ Bet365

With both sides sitting just outside of the relegation zone, Tuesday night is a true six-pointer for both Bolton and Birmingham. Showing recent signs of life, Gary Monk’s side will travel to the Macron Stadium hoping to extend their advantage at the foot of the table.

For Bolton, after being promoted from League One last season, the Trotters have struggled to adapt to life in the Championship and were tipped as early favorites to drop back down to English footballs third-tier. Now sat 20th in the table, while the Trotters may hold a five-point advantage at the foot of the table, Phil Parkinson’s side are far from safety. With just one win in their last six outings, Bolton have also proven to struggle when coming up against Birmingham in the past. The Whites have failed to score in any of their last four league games against Birmingham. Bolton’s major struggles this season have come in the final third, despite moving to Cardiff in January, Gary Madine is still the Trotters top goal scorer with 10 goals. Bolton now boasts the third worst attacking record in the Championship and have not scored more than a single goal in a match since the start of January.

As for Birmingham, after only avoiding relegation on the final game of last season, the Blues once again find themselves in the heart of a relegation battle. After a poor run of form and going on an eight-match losing run, Birmingham turned to former Swansea manager Gary Monk to help lead them to Championship safety. Now sat 21st in the table and a single spot below their hosts on Tuesday night, a victory will see the Blues leapfrog Bolton. Winning their last two games on the bounce, Birmingham will be hoping that midfielder Craig Gardner has scored in three of his last four league starts against the Whites.

Bet: Birmingham to beat Bolton in Tuesdays Championship clash 19/10 @ Bet365>>


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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