Brentford v Bolton Wanderers Betting Predictions and Match Preview
Both of these teams exited the FA Cup at the weekend, but they are unlikely to be too disappointed as they concentrate on their respective battles to secure a playoff place and to avoid immediate relegation back to League One.
Phil Parkinson’s men may have ended a 12-match winless run on their travels by triumphing at Sheffield United on their previous trip, but our KickOff predictive algorithm still makes Brentford 51% favourites for victory on the back of a 12-game unbeaten sequence at home in the league.
Last season’s score
The last meeting between these sides at Griffin Park took place back in April 2016, with a brace from Lasse Vibe helping the Bees to run out 3-1 winners, and the West London outfit are now unbeaten in four games against the Trotters.
Given that both teams have scored (53% chance) in 11 of the last 15 Brentford matches in front of their own supporters, then a repeat of that 3-1 scoreline is entirely possible (5% chance), though 2-1 (10% chance) is considered twice as likely.
Top betting tips and predictions
What has been abundantly clear about Dean Smith’s charges in recent times is that failure to find the net at least twice on their own patch has caused them real problems, with just one win from nine matches of late when doing so.
In terms of potential first scorers in this clash, Vibe (18% chance) and Neal Maupay (16% chance) lead the way for the Bees, whilst nine-goal Gary Madine (7% chance) has opened the scoring for Bolton in three of their previous four Championship fixtures.
WIN/DRAW/WIN KEY STATISTICS
Brentford have scored in 90% of their last 20 home games.
Brentford have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 20 home games, going on to win 5 and draw 1 of these matches.
Bolton have scored in 45% of their last 20 away games.
Bolton have kept a clean sheet in 3 of their last 20 away games, going on to win 1 and draw 2 of these matches.
CORRECT SCORE KEY STATISTICS
Brentford have conceded 1 goal or less in 100% of their last 20 home games.
Bolton have conceded exactly 1 goal in 0 of their last 20 away games, going on to win 0, draw 0 and lose 0 of these matches.
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE KEY STATISTICS
Brentford have kept a clean sheet in 30% of their last 20 home games.
Bolton have kept a clean sheet in 15% of their last 20 away games.