Bolton vs Carlisle prediction, odds & betting tips 07/10/2023

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Bolton - Carlisle

England League 1 - University of Bolton Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Bolton and Carlisle cross swords on Saturday, October 07th in a League One clash. The Trotters once again target promotion. The Cumbrians only try to establish themselves in this division and avoid immediate relegation. Here is our detailed preview of the game, as well as our best Bolton vs Carlisle free betting tips. Also, check out our dedicated League One betting tips page. 

Bolton vs Carlisle predictions and betting tips

If you need help finding the right bet for Bolton vs Carlisle best football tips for today.

Bolton to Win

  • Bolton come into this match on the back of 3 consecutive wins. 
  • The Trotters won 4 of their 6 home league games so far (D1 L1). 
  • Carlisle are yet to win on the road this season (D2 L3).  

Charles to Score Anytime

  • Bolton’s star striker Dion Charles scored in 6 of the last 7 rounds. 
  • Charles scored in 3 of Bolton’s last 4 home league games. 
  • He has 7 goals in 9 league appearances this season. 

Top betting odds and key stats for Bolton vs Carlisle

Check the best Bolton vs Carlisle odds and useful stats here, on our website:

Last Five - Bolton

18/05/24

England League 1 League 1

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

Bolton

Bolton

2

0

L

07/05/24

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Bolton

Bolton

3

2

L

03/05/24

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Bolton

Bolton

1

3

W

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Peterborough

Peterborough

Bolton

Bolton

3

3

D

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Bolton

Bolton

0

2

W

Last Five - Carlisle

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Derby

Derby

Carlisle

Carlisle

2

0

L

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wycombe

Wycombe

Carlisle

Carlisle

3

1

L

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Blackpool

Blackpool

Carlisle

Carlisle

1

0

L

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Carlisle

Carlisle

0

1

W

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Northampton

Northampton

Carlisle

Carlisle

2

0

L

Now, let's take a better look at the best markets and odds we found for this duel:

Bolton odds: 8/15 (1.53) – 65.2% Probability

Draw odds7/2 (4.50) – 22.2% Probability

Carlisle odds: 11/2 (6.50) – 15.4% Probability

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

As we can see, the bookies favour Bolton as the expected winners of this match. With a 65.20% win probability. In other markets, Bolton to Score First comes at 56.50% probability.  

Bolton – Carlisle preview: latest form, news, and potential lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for this duel, including our predicted Bolton vs Carlisle lineups.

Bolton

Bolton were tested on Tuesday when hosting Stevenage but they came on top 3-2. Charles once again scored a vital goal and he has been sensational lately with goals in 6 of the last 7 rounds. 

The Trotters will be full of confidence coming into this clash as they’ve lost just 1 of their last 10 matches vs Carlisle. 

The serious problems at the heart of the defence remain. Centre-back Jones is still suspended. Also, the two main centre-backs Santos and Johnston are long-term absentees. In better news, striker Adeboyejo is back training and he will face a late fitness test to determine if he can take part. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Baxter (GK), Toal, Forrester, Iredale, Dacres-Cogley, Thomason, Sheehan, Williams, Dempsey, N’Lundulu & Charles

Carlisle

Carlisle’s struggles continued on Tuesday night with a 0-2 home loss vs Peterborough. The Cumbrians played well early on but failed to take the lead and got punished for that past the hour mark. 

Carlisle are not enjoying their return to League One so far. They won only 1 of their opening 11 league games. Carlisle are yet to win on the road this season D2 L3. 

The main goalie Andrésson is back after serving his ban. Holy did well enough on his debut last week but Andrésson should start again now. 

Continue to be missing 4 important players, all of whom are recovering from serious injuries. Normally they all would have been starting games but right now Carlisle have to do without the services of defender Barclay, midfielders Mcgeough and Charters, plus striker Kayode. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Andrésson (GK), Back, Lavelle, Mellish, Armer, Guy, McCalmont, Moxon, Gibson, Garner & Maguire 

​Starting Lineups

The teams usually announce their starting lineups one hour before the start of the game.

​Player to Watch: Dion Charles

Bolton’s solid start to the campaign is directly linked to the excellent form of their main striker Dion Charles. Charles scored in 3 of the last 4 home league games. He has scored in 6 of the last 7 rounds and these days the Trotters can rely on him to deliver almost every time he steps on the grass. 

This is why we back Charles to score again this coming weekend. 


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