Bolton vs Derby prediction, odds & betting tips 02/09/2023

Bolton
02/09/23 - 15:00

Finished

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Derby

Bolton - Derby

England League 1 - University of Bolton Stadium

6th Round

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

Bolton and Derby cross swords on Saturday, September 02nd in a League One clash between two teams that target promotion. Here is our detailed preview of the game, as well as our best Bolton vs Derby free betting tips. 

Bolton vs Derby predictions and betting tips

If you need help finding the right bet for Bolton vs Derby, check our top betting picks for this game, along with our other best football tips for today.

Waghorn to Score Anytime

  • Waghorn has scored in 3 consecutive rounds for Derby. 
  • Waghorn bagged himself a hat-trick last weekend. 
  • Waghorn has 4 goals in just 2 away matches played. 
  • Bolton conceded 5 goals in their 3 home matches so far. 

Derby to Win

  • Derby won 5 of the last 7 H2Hs (D1 L1). 
  • Derby won both their away league matches so far and 3 of the last 4. 
  • Bolton are winless in 3 (D1 L2). 

Top betting odds and key stats for Bolton vs Derby

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

Head to Head

21/01/23

England League 1 League 1

Derby

Derby

Bolton

Bolton

2

1

27/12/22

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Derby

Derby

0

0

13/04/19

England Championship CHA

Derby

Derby

Bolton

Bolton

4

0

29/09/18

England Championship CHA

Bolton

Bolton

Derby

Derby

1

0

07/04/18

England Championship CHA

Derby

Derby

Bolton

Bolton

3

0

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 - Derby

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Carlisle

Carlisle

Derby

Derby

0

2

W

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Derby

Derby

0

1

W

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient

Derby

Derby

0

3

W

10/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wycombe

Wycombe

Derby

Derby

0

0

D

02/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Derby

Derby

2

2

D

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

Bolton odds: 5/4 (2.25) – 44.4% Probability

Draw odds: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8% Probability

Derby odds: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4% 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 44.40% win probability, the hosts are given the advantage.Regarding other markets, Dion Charles to Score Anytime has the best odds in that category 4/1 (5.00) – 20.00%

Bolton – Derby 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 Derby lineups.

Bolton

Bolton exited the League Cup in midweek after losing 1-3 at home vs Middlesbrough. Made 7 changes to the lineup for this match and used many of the fringe players. 

The league form so far has been solid (W3 D1 L1) but the Trotters earned just 1 point from their last 2 league outings so they feel a bit of pressure. 

Backup goalie Coleman was hurt on Tuesday and is now set to be absent. This is not a major problem. Also, none of the 3 other players who are currently injured starts often even when fit so Bolton are pretty much at full strength. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Baxter (GK), Jones, Forrester, Iredale, Dacres-Cogley, Thomason, Maghoma, Williams, Dempsey, Charles & Adeboyejo 

Derby

Derby started the campaign slow but the Rams seem to be gathering pace lately. Last weekend they beat another direct rival for promotion Peterborough 4-2 away from home. Waghorn continued his hot streak with a hat-trick in this match.

With 3 wins in the last 4 rounds and 7 goals scored in just 2 away matches played Derby are feeling pretty confident right now. 

The squad remains very stretched though as injury issues and inability to sign new players mean Derby work with a very small group. The two main wide midfielders Barkhuizen and Ward are still sidelined. So is Derby’s key playmaker Bird. Teenager Thompson starting in his absence and he has done well. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Wildsmith (GK), Neolson, Bradley, Cashin, Mendez-Laing, Thompson, Hourihane, Smith, Forsyth, Washington & Waghorn

​Starting Lineups

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

​Player to Watch: Martyn Waghorn

Derby’s veteran striker was signed only ahead of round 2. He then scored in 3 consecutive league games for the Rams and last weekend exploded for a hat-trick. Waghorn is in lethal form right now and we can see him again heavily involved in every forward move his team makes.


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