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Vedran Ostojic 08 Jan 2020
  • Rochdale prove themselves tough to beat but still have to rediscover consistency at Crown Oil Arena

  • Can they beat rock-bottomed Bolton and escape the danger zone?

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League 1
Rochdale vs Bolton
15:00 – 11 Jan 2020
Odds correct at the time of writing
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Rochdale vs Bolton Score Prediction

Rochdale vs Bolton Match Info

Match date: 11th January 2020

Kick-Off: 3:00 pm

Stadium: Crown Oil Arena, Rochdale

Rochdale vs Bolton Head to Head Record

Last 3 meetings:

19 Oct 2019 Bolton Wanderers 1 – 3 Rochdale
1 Oct 2019 Rochdale (P) 1 – 1 Bolton Wanderers
13 Aug 2019 Rochdale 5 – 2 Bolton

Matches played: 7

Rochdale wins: 4

Bolton wins: 2

Draws: 1

Rochdale vs Bolton Stats

  • Bolton saw a seven-goal thriller against Burton (3-4) go the other way on New Year’s Day
  • Rochdale held Newcastle to a 1-1 FA Cup draw last week
  • Dale snatched a 1-3 win at University of Bolton Stadium earlier this term through a second-half comeback completed by Camps, Rathbone, and Tavares

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Bolton have seen their three-match unbeaten streak ended in a seven-goal thriller against Burton (3-4), as two early goals proved insufficient with many defensive slip-ups once again. They sit huge 17 points behind 20th placed MK Dons (with three games in hand) and will be desperate to make the bottom of the table more interesting towards late in the campaign.

Wanderers beat Southend (3-2) and held off both Sunderland (0-0) and Shrewsbury (1-1) in three games late in 2019, ending the disappointing year on a positive note. They have still struggled for defensive consistency and Keith Hill has a lot to work on, if his men are to escape relegation against all odds.

Rochdale have, on the other hand, seen a disappointing second half of December but still managed to pick it up in 2020. They beat Accrington (1-2) on New Year’s and held Newcastle to a 1-1 FA Cup draw in front of the home fans, as Aaron Wilbraham shocked the Premier League rivals and secured the replay at St James’ Park.

Dale thus showed off as a tough side to beat in front of the home fans once again but they still have a lot to prove if they’re to climb the League One table. They sit just four points clear of the relegation zone and rediscovering consistency at home ground will be crucial in such an attempt.

We do feel Bolton will serve as a good opportunity to do so despite proving themselves a tough side to outgun lately. The visitors struggled defensively and this could make all the difference once again, as we back Rochdale to win at 23/20 with 21/20 with BetVictor.

We should be in for goals and we’re thus also going for Over 2.5 Goals FT at 17/20 with VirginBet. We’ve seen both sides enjoying exciting games lately and we expect this to prove another such occasion, which would be the third such occasion in four head-to-head clashes since August too.

Rochdale vs Bolton Betting Tips

Rochdale to win @ 23/20 with 21/20 with BetVictor

Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 17/20 with VirginBet

 

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    Rochdale vs Bolton Match Info Match date: 11th January 2020 Kick-Off: 3:00 pm Stadium: Crown Oil Arena, Rochdale Rochdale vs Bolton Head to Head Record Last 3 meetings: 19 Oct 2019 Bolton Wanderers 1 – 3 Rochdale 1 Oct 2019 Rochdale (P) 1 – 1 Bolton Wanderers 13 Aug 2019 Rochdale 5 – 2 Bolton…