Thursday, March 30, 2023

Bitesize Prediction: Accrington Stanley vs Bolton – 22/02/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 21 Feb 2023


Competition: EFL Trophy

Market: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 1/1 @ 888sport

Two sides who will be looking to book their EFL Trophy final ticket on Wednesday night, Accrington Stanley will welcome Bolton to the Wham Stadium.

Starting with the hosts, managing to make a crucial return to winning ways over the weekend, Accrington Stanley will be desperate for a repeat display here. Eventually clawing their way to a 1-0 victory at home against Shrewsbury, that was the first win that John Coleman’s side have collected from their last six matchups across all formats. Likewise, recording just their first League One victory on home soil since opening 2023, the one-time Rochdale boss should have a headache over his side’s issues in the final third. Along with bagging just a pair of strikes from any of their previous five straight appearances, Accrington have also failed to record more than a single goal in a contest since back on January 14th. It should also be noted, Wednesday’s hosts have seen each of their last four matchups finish with under 2.5 goals.

As for the visitors, watching their stellar purple patch come to an abrupt end last weekend, Bolton will be seeking an immediate response here. Eventually slumping to a 1-0 loss away at Wycombe, the Trotters saw their five-match winning run come to an abrupt end. However, still tipped as a standout pick when they travel to the Wham Stadium on Wednesday night, Ian Evatt’s side have gained plenty of plaudits from across League One this season. Sat firmly in pole position to claim a play-off spot in 2023, Bolton have also gained a reputation for their defensive steel. In fact, Saturday’s 1-0 defeat against Wrexham was just the second strike that Evatt’s side have shipped over the past month. Two sides looking to punch their EFL Trophy final ticket in midweek, we’re backing what could be a cagey affair.

Bet: Under 2.5 goals at Accrington Stanley vs Bolton 1/1 for Wednesday’s EFL Trophy semi-final @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



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