Bolton vs Coventry Predictions

Vedran Ostojic 07 Aug 2019
  • After entering administration in May, Bolton sit rock-bottomed with a 12-point deduction

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Bolton vs Coventry Score Prediction

Bolton vs Coventry Match Info

Match date: 10th August 2019

Kick-Off: 3:00 pm

Stadium: University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton

Bolton vs Coventry Head to Head Record

Last 3 meetings:

2 Jan 2017 Coventry 2 – 2 Bolton
22 Nov 2016 Bolton 1 – 0 Coventry
31 Jan 1998 Bolton 1 – 5 Coventry

Matches played: 10

Bolton wins: 2

Coventry wins: 3

Draws: 5

Bolton vs Coventry Stats

  • Bolton saw a 2-0 loss at Wycombe on the opening day, as Connor Hall and Josh Earl both suffered ankle injuries
  • Coventry come on the back of a narrow 1-0 win over Southend
  • Sky Blues haven’t beaten Bolton since 1998 with just two games played since

Bolton vs Coventry Match Preview

Just a single goal from Zain Westbrooke early in the second half proved enough for Coventry to bag all three points as they host Southend on the opening day of the campaign, now travelling to Bolton with three points to their name and surely hoping to build on the performance with the rivals’ obvious woes.

Sky Blues have been solid through their pre-season too and this means they extend a five-match unbeaten streak, where they retained consistency in the final third and have a lot to build on. Mark Robins’ men fell just short of a promotion play-off spot last term and building on the challenge now will be crucial.

Bolton have, on the other hand, gone into administration back in May after already seeing relegation and now kick off the new campaign with a 12-point minus. While they’ve seen an exodus of players over the summer and Phil Parkinson was forced to field six debutants on their trip to Wycombe (2-0), there’s more to worry about.

Wanderers have seen both Connor Hall and Josh Earl sidelined with injuries and out for what’s expected a months-long recovery period, which will add even more weight to their late-Summer business. They now don’t seem to have what it takes to cope and making chances should prove a tough task on the day as well.

We will thus stick with Coventry to turn a narrow clash their way and we’ll now go for an Away win and Under 2.5 Goals FT, which combines to 16/5 with Paddy Power and has caught the eye of many in the know already.

Indeed, Bolton have struggled to make an impact with a rotated side made out mostly of their youth and with that in mind, we don’t see them making it now either. We’ll thus also back Coventry to keep a clean sheet in a bet that comes at 5/4 with 22bet.

Bolton vs Coventry Betting Tips

Coventry to win & Under 2.5 @ 16/5 with Paddy Power

Coventry to keep a clean sheet @ 5/4 with 22bet

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    Bolton vs Coventry Match Info Match date: 10th August 2019 Kick-Off: 3:00 pm Stadium: University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton Bolton vs Coventry Head to Head Record Last 3 meetings: 2 Jan 2017 Coventry 2 – 2 Bolton 22 Nov 2016 Bolton 1 – 0 Coventry 31 Jan 1998 Bolton 1 – 5 Coventry Matches played:…