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Bitesize Prediction: Bolton vs Accrington Stanley – 25/04/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 24 Apr 2023


Competition: League One

Market: Bolton win

Odds: 1/2 @ 888sport

Looking to shore up their spot in the play-off chase on Tuesday night, a high-flying Bolton will host local rivals Accrington Stanley.

Starting with the hosts, last seen over the weekend putting in another professional display as they claimed a 1-0 victory at home against Shrewsbury, Bolton are certainly enjoying what has been an extended purple patch. Claiming this season’s EFL Trophy thanks to a stunning 4-0 romp against Plymouth at Wembley on April 2nd, Ian Evatt’s men know that they sit in pole position to secure a play-off spot this season. Impressing many across League One this season, the Trotters are unbeaten in each of their last seven appearances across all competitions – a run that stems back to March 11th. Riding what has been a wave of momentum during the final few weeks of the campaign, Bolton should be smelling the chance to make another statement here. It should also be highlighted, Evatt’s top-six contenders have suffered just a single defeat on home soil since way back on November 5th.

As for the visitors, slumping to a toothless 1-0 loss away at Portsmouth over the weekend, it appears that Accrington Stanley are free-falling their way out of England’s third-tier. Opening Tuesday’s showdown sat three points adrift of safety and tipped as a leading relegation contender in 2023, John Coleman’s side will know that they face a huge challenge here. In fact, on a run that is highlighted by a 5-2 drumming at home against Fleetwood on April 15th, Accrington have now lost each of their last four straight League One appearances. Really showing a string of defensive issues and shipping 11 strikes on their four-match losing run, Coleman’s men should also be worried by their most recent meeting against the play-off contenders. Hit with a 2-0 loss when they welcomed their local rivals to the Crown Ground for an EFL Trophy contest on February 22nd, we are expecting a similar outcome here.

Bet: Bolton 1/2 to beat Accrington Stanley in Tuesday’s League One matchup @ 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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