Bristol Rovers vs Bolton Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 07/05/2023

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

Top Bristol Rovers vs Bolton Predictions for League One

After the visit to Salop a couple of days ago, the Pirates lock horns with Bolton at Memorial Stadium. It should be an action-packed 90 minutes but with the help of our best football tips for today, you’ll manage to make a successful League One bet.

Under 0.5 Bristol Rovers Goals

The key Bristol Rovers vs Bolton prediction isn’t going to be appreciated by the Pirates’ fans. We think Joey Barton’s boys won’t be able to pick themselves up from the dust and score a consolation goal at the end of the season.

Bristol Rovers have been lacking attacking punch this whole season long. It’s no news that the Pirates have issues scoring and things aren’t going to get much better on Sunday when they face the 2nd-best backline in the business. The Trotters conceded only 34 goals in the 2022/23 League One campaign.

Bolton/Bolton

The Trotters are understandably the favorites to win this clash. How could they not be when their rivals on Sunday can’t win a single game? With four losses and one draw in the last five fixtures, coach Joey Barton’s boys really let their guard down recently. The team was doing just fine in the middle of the season yet things went south real quickly.

Bolton Wanderers, on the other hand, are enjoying a solid season. Coach Ian Evatt’s boys currently rank 5th with 78 points acquired throughout 45 League One Games.

In addition to our Bristol Rovers vs Bolton predictions, we have to give you the head-to-head record. And it’s entirely in favor of the Trotters. The last 10 games between these clubs ended with six victories for Bolton and four draws. That’s right, Bristol Rovers haven’t won a single game.

Exclusive Bristol Rovers vs Bolton Odds & H2H Statistics

Now that our Bristol Rovers vs Bolton predictions are over, you’d be wise to spend a few minutes analyzing the head-to-head record we compiled.

Head to Head

02/12/22

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

1

1

28/01/20

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

1

1

22/10/19

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Bolton

Bolton

0

2

28/02/17

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

1

1

17/08/16

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Bolton

Bolton

1

2

Last Five - Bristol Rovers

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wigan

Wigan

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

2

0

L

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Peterborough

Peterborough

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

2

0

L

16/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

0

1

W

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

1

3

W

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Reading

Reading

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

2

0

L

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

Bristol Rovers odds: 37/20 (3.85) – 30.0%

Draw odds: 27/10 (3.70) – 26.0%

Bolton odds: 61/50 (2.22) – 44.0%

It’s no surprise that Bristol Rovers are the underdogs at 37/20 (3.85). Their 30.0% likelihood of winning the three points is a perfect example of how their 2022/23 season panned out. Bolton Wanderers are the expected winners at 61/50 (2.22) and we predict that the 44.0% win probability will be enough for the Trotters to scoop the win.

Bristol Rovers vs Bolton Lineups & Team News

Bristol Rovers

The only team with momentum poorer than Bristol Rovers is Exeter City who lost five back-to-back games. However, this hardly quenches Joey Barton’s anger as his boys lost four of the last five League One showdowns while the only one that was not lost was a disappointing goalless tie versus Peterborough on the 29th of April which the Posh could’ve easily won as they had a whopping 22 shots at target.

Predicted lineup – Balcombe (GK), Gibson, Gordon, Quansah, Gibbons, Bogarde, Ward, Finley, Collins, Loft & Coburn

Bolton

Unsurprisingly, the Trotters recorded another clean sheet last week when the Fishermen made to make chances pay. Fleetwood Town had plenty of decent goalscoring opportunities in Trafford’s penalty box however, he pulled off a remarkable piece of goalkeeping to keep the result 2-0 in favor of his club.

Predicted lineup – Trafford (GK), Jones, Toal, Johnston, Bradley, Dempsey, MJ Williams, R. Williams, Lee, Kachunga & Charles

Starting Lineups

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Player to Watch: James Trafford

If there’s one player out of the 22 on the pitch who deserves to be singled out, it has to be James Trafford. The Trotters’ youngster is proving to be a valuable asset these days. At the age of 20, Trafford already booked a starter’s position on the Bolton roster.

James Trafford was above everyone else last week when Bolton had to face Fleetwood Town. The Fishermen were hammering away shot after shot while James was saving everything. Things aren’t going to get a lot easier for the Trotters on Sunday but we’re sure that with James Trafford in the starting XI, Bolton should be the ones to get the three points.

Q&As About These Bristol Rovers vs Bolton Predictions:

Bristol Rovers vs Bolton Prediction

  • How many games did the Pirates lose in the last five matches? – Joey Barton’s boys lost three of the last five League One games.
  • Where will this game be played? – At Memorial Stadium.
  • Whom do the bookies favor? – Ladbrokes give the edge to the Trotters.

Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.