Bolton v Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips and Odds – 14/10/17

Bolton v Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips and Odds – 14/10/17

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Bolton v Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips and Odds

In our Bolton v Sheffield Wednesday betting preview we look at the best possible bets between the two sides.


A Bolton side still searching for their first win of the season welcome Sheffield Wednesday to The Macron Stadium this weekend looking to register some much needed points. The hosts go into this on the back of 8 straight league defeats and already look in danger of relegation straight back down to League One come the end of the season next May. Their opponents for this fixture are currently mid table and have aspirations of the play-off’s this term, they’re only 4 points off the top 6 heading into this game and could leapfrog as many as 4 teams with a win here, should Middlesborough, Fulham, Norwich and Ipswich all fail to win their respective fixtures this weekend.

Carlos Carvalhal

Sheffield Wednesday have aspirations of the play-off’s this season.

Bolton 7th points off safety

The hosts for this game find themselves in dire straights as we delve deeper into Autumn, they are still yet to win a single match since the season kicked off in August and now lie rock bottom in the table, 7 points off 21st place Burton Albion with just 2 points to their name. Phil Parkinson’s men have lost their last 8 league games in a row so go into this game extremely low on confidence, knowing that another defeat will further widen the gap between themselves and Sunderland, Birmingham & Burton at the foot of the table. The Trotters are already 5 points adrift from 23rd place Sunderland so need to start picking up some results immediately if they’re to stand any chance of escaping the drop zone this side of Christmas.

Bolton have turned into a bit of a ‘yo-yo’ team in recent years, they had a steady 3 seasons in the second tier after their relegation from the Premier League in 2012, but were demoted to League One in 2016 after a dire campaign which saw them almost being liquidated thanks to a staggering £172 million debt racked up from unpaid taxes. They only spent one season in the third tier however, a promising campaign that saw them win 25 games and meant they were promoted back to The Championship after finishing runners up in the league, behind champions Sheffield United on an impressive 86 points. They look set to be going straight back down this season though, with only 2 points recored from a possible 33 this time out, the Manchester side already looked doomed for the drop. With all that said, it’s still early doors and there are a lot of games to be played, so a win here could ignite some confidence into the squad and kick start a run of form for the strugglers.

Gary Madine

Bolton are 7 points adrift at the bottom of the table going into this fixture.

Wednesday rampant winners last time out

Sheffield Wednesday have been fairly inconsistent since the season began two months ago; they’ve won 4, drawn 4 and lost 3 of their opening 11 games and currently sit 12th in the table, 4 points behind a Preston North End side who currently occupy the final play off position in 6th. Wednesday went up against Leeds United in their last game before the international break in a game they came out as 3-0 winners thanks to a first half brace from leading goalscorer Gary Hooper and solo effort from Owls midfielder Kieran Lee 8 minutes from time. This will give Carlos Carvalhal’s men bundles of confidence heading into this game against the basement dwellers, something they were in desperate need of after their humiliation in last months Steel City Derby, where they were beaten 4-2 by fierce rivals Sheffield United in their own backyard.

Gary Hooper has been on fire for the visitors this season, he’s bagged 7 so far and is currently joint top in the goalscoring charts as we hit mid October. His goals have apparently attracted interest from an array of Premier League clubs in need of a proven goalscorer; with Crystal Palace, West Brom and Brighton among the clubs reportedly keeping a watchful eye over the 29 year old ahead of a potential move in January. Hooper will be looking to add to his impressive tally in this clash against the basement dwellers, he’ll view this game against a Bolton side who have already shipped 22 goals as the perfect opportunity to heap more misery on the Trotters, and won’t make any mistakes if presented with half an opportunity in front of goal – backing him to score FIRST seems like a great bet here.

Gary Hooper

Sheffield Wednesday’s Gary Hooper already has 7 goals to his name this time out.


We can’t really see past an away win in this clash, the hosts are on an incredibly poor run of form and have looked shaky at home this season, they’re already adrift at the foot of the table and already look to be set for relegation come the end of the campaign. The visitors are mid table and go into this game on the back of an impressive win 3-0 against high fliers Leeds last time out, they’re really well priced at EVENS to win this tie with Betway. Bolton need to turn their fortunes around sooner or later, and they’ll be looking to do it on home soil against an inconsistent Wednesday who haven’t been great away from home this term, backing them to get their first win of the campaign here is an enticing 3/1 with Coral. The draw is best priced with Betfair at 12/5.

Recommended Bets:

Sheffield Wednesday win (Best priced at EVENS with Betway) – BET HERE

Both teams to score – NO (Best priced at 4/5 with Ladbrokes) – BET HERE

Garry Hooper to score FIRST (Best priced at 7/2 with SkyBet) – BET HERE

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