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Bolton Wanderers 3/4 to beat Walsall in Saturday’s League Two contest

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 19 Mar 2021

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Competition: League Two

Market: Bolton Wanderers win

Odds: 3/4 @ 888sport

With a golden chance to extend on their recent purple patch this weekend, Bolton will host Walsall from behind closed doors on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, despite a dreadful start to the 2020/21 campaign, Bolton find themselves enjoying a stellar purple patch. Now sat within striking distance of breaking into the automatic spots and seen as a leading contender to book a League One return this season, Ian Evatt’s men are enjoying an unbeaten run that stems back to January 23rd. Landing a 1-0 win against Port Vale last weekend and still boosted by that eye-catching victory against second-place Cambridge earlier in the month, The Whites should be smelling a golden chance on Saturday afternoon. Unbeaten in each of their last 11 fourth-tier matchups and winning nine of those contests, Bolton have also continued to impress with their displays on home soil. Including that 2-1 win against The U’s, Evatt’s side have won each of their last four straight matchups at The University of Bolton Stadium.

As for the visitors, left heartbroken after watching Crawley snatch a deserved last-gasp equalizer in midweek, Walsall find themselves in the midst of an extended blip. Freefalling their way down the table and with some in their camp even still looking over their shoulder, The Reds are enduring a winless run that stems all the way back to January 23rd. Managing to muster just a pair of points from their last six League Two contests, Brian Dutton’s side also hold a worrying record away at Saturday’s hosts. Losing each of their last four straight trips to The University of Bolton Stadium, including an action-packed 5-2 defeat when the two sides faced off in the FA Cup back in 2019, we’re backing another tough afternoon for Walsall.

Bet: Bolton Wanderers 3/4 to beat Walsall in Saturday’s League Two contest @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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