Bristol City vs Bolton Wanderers Betting Preview – 25/01/2019

Bristol City vs Bolton Wanderers Betting Preview – 25/01/2019

Bristol City vs Bolton Wanderers

Lee Johnson’s Bristol City return to Ashton Gate this Friday where they will go head-to-head with Bolton Wanderers in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup. The hosts took on Huddersfield Town in the previous round of the FA Cup and a single goal from Josh Brownhill saw them knock out their Premier League opposition. Due to Bolton’s poor form in the Championship this season, Phil Parkinson will be desperate to progress in the FA Cup as it is his only chance of claiming some silverware.

Lee Johnson will have nothing to complain about with his Bristol City side as they have been in superb form over the last couple of months. Following their recent 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest, they have now won five games on the bounce and more impressively are unbeaten in eleven. This inspired form has seen them rise up into seventh place just two points off Derby in sixth. The hosts arrive as clear favourites to take the win from this fixture and SkyBet are offering odds of 1/2. These two sides have already met twice this season and the last time they met at Ashton Gate, Bristol scraped the three points with a 2-1 victory.

City’s recent success has come from their strength in defence as over their last five wins they have conceded just one goal and managed to keep four cleans sheets. With their opponents in poor form, Bristol looks in good shape to secure another clean sheet and SkyBet have them to keep on priced at 5/6. Four of Bristol’s last five wins have seen them win by a margin of just one goal and only one goal separated the two sides when they last met. SkyBet has the hosts to win by exactly one goal priced at 5/2.

Bolton Wanderers are in need of a confidence booster, but with their performances in the Championship failing to impress Phil Parkinson will be hoping for a positive result in this cup fixture. Bolton’s last win came in the FA Cup when they eased to a 5-2 victory over Walsall and since then they have played two and lost two in the league. As expected, Bolton are huge underdogs to secure a win in this fixture as Bet365 are offering odds of 6/1. As mentioned above, the last time these sides met at Ashton Gate Bristol won 2-1 and SkyBet have a repeat result priced at 8/1.

Phil Parkinson’s men have struggled since the beginning of the season and their main problem lies with their quality in front of goal. Over the course of the season, they have scored just 18 goals which place them as the lowest scoring side in the league. Bolton have been struggling defensively and three of their last five games have seen over 2.5 goals scored. Betway is offering odds of 19/20 for there to be over 2.5 goals in this clash. Josh Magennis is his sides highest scoring player this season with seven goals and will need to be at the top of the game if Bolton stands a chance on Friday.

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Over 2.5 goals at 19/20 Betway – BET HERE

Bristol City to win by exactly one goal at 5/2 SkyBet – BET HERE

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