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Bitesize Prediction: Bolton vs Portsmouth – 13/04/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 12 Apr 2024

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Competition: League One

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 8/11 @ BetUS

Knowing that they could officially be crowned League One champions on Saturday afternoon, Portsmouth will travel to Bolton for what is a real showdown at the top of the table.

Starting with the hosts, while Bolton might have been left hugely frustrated last month as they suffered a 1-0 loss at the hands of automatic promotion rivals Derby, the Trotters have still continued on a real League One romp this season. Opening April with an action-packed 5-2 victory at home against Reading, Ian Evatt’s men have collected seven points from their previous three appearances. Opening Saturday’s showdown sat just a single point adrift of breaking into the top-two, the former Barrow boss will be more than aware that his squad faces a potentially season-defining affair here. Losing just one of their last eight appearances across all competitions, Bolton will certainly be excited by their continued success on home soil. In fact, along with notching 10 goals in their previous two appearances in front of their own supporters, Evatt’s men have won their last three consecutive home fixtures by an aggregate score of 12-2. Likewise, it should also be noted that the Trotters have notched 17 goals in just their last five showdowns at the Toughsheet Community Stadium.

As for the visitors, enjoying what has been a stunning League One charge this season, Portsmouth will know that they could officially secure a Championship return this weekend. With the mood around Fratton Park at a red-hot high, John Mousinho’s men have also continued to break a string of records this year. Looking to break the 100-point barrier, Saturday’s guests are unbeaten in all of their previous 15 straight League One appearances – a purple patch that stems all the way back to January 13th. Last seen putting in another dominant display as they stormed their way to a 3-1 romp at home against Shrewsbury, Pompey have gained a real reputation for their free-scoring performances in the final third. Signing off March with another 3-1 win against Wycombe, neutrals could be treated to an enjoyable showdown on Saturday afternoon. With Mousinho’s side seeing four of their previous five third-tier contests finish with both teams getting on the scoresheet, we are expecting a similar outcome from the Toughsheet Community Stadium this weekend.

Bet: Both teams to score at Bolton vs Portsmouth 8/11 for Saturday’s League One showdown @ BetUS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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