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Bolton vs Swansea City Predictions

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      Tip Reasoning

      It’s still quite hard to understand how Bolton have managed to stay out of the bottom three for so long this season. They looked doomed before a ball was kicked back in July, but a great start to the season boosted their points tally. However, financial issues have followed them all through the campaign. Their squad just isn’t up to the required standard at this level and it seems like that’s coming back to haunt them.

      The Trotters have lost three on the spin, while they have claimed just one point from their last six matches. They’ve won only once since the last weekend in August, and yet they’ve stayed outside of the bottom three. However, they’re only a point clear and they sit in 20th place, with some of the sides below them starting to pick up points. Will Saturday’s clash with Swansea see Bolton’s worries increase?

      The Swans make this trip aiming to keep up their surprisingly good season so far. Relegated from the top flight and forced to sell their top stars, the Welsh side looked like a team who could easily end up tumbling into the bottom half, or even potentially League One. However, Graham Potter appears to be the signing of the summer in the second tier, as the new boss has taken the Swans to ninth amid instability and with an underfunded squad. They’re just three points off the play-offs, and this clash will be seen as an opportunity by the away side.

      The Swans will be looking to follow up on Bolton’s three straight defeats, and they shouldn’t have too much to worry about in this trip. The hosts have failed to score in five of their last six matches in the league, and they face off with the second best defence in the division. Only Middlesbrough have conceded fewer goals than Swansea, and no one has scored fewer than Bolton.

      However, the Swans have scored just five times on their travels – an average of 0.65 per game. They’ve hit just 28% of their total goals on the road this season, and that could leave them a little short here. They’ve seen under 2.5 goals in 62% of their away trips, while the home side have seen three goals scored in one of their last nine. With that form behind the pair, we think the best move here is to back against goals. We’re going with a 1-0 win for the Welsh side, and under 2.5 goals.

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