Bolton Wanderers vs Portsmouth Prediction 10.01.2023

Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers

3 : 0

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

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  • Competition: Football League Trophy
  • Date: 10th January 2023
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UTC / 20:45 CET
  • Venue: University of Bolton Stadium

League One sides Bolton and Portsmouth go head to head, albeit in the EFL Trophy at the University Stadium this Tuesday. The home side have not lost a single game since early December, and their record stands firm at just one loss in the last 13 fixtures played in all competitive leagues/cups. Exactly contradicting this tally, Pompey have failed to win any of their last five games played, conceding in four games with no defensive discipline at all. The home and away records are similar, as Bolton have not lost at Tuesday's venue in almost a quarter of the last year, while Portsmouth's last victory on away turf came back in November against Ipswich.

Bolton Wanderers vs Portsmouth Betting Pick #1: Home/Over 2.5

Bolton might have a great record coming into this tie, but they have not beaten Portsmouth in the last five meetings which is a huge time. Conceding in 11 previous meetings in a row, Bolton have consistently either lost by a goal or two to Portsmouth or ended the game with a stalemate. But, with the current record they are boasting, we are pretty sure that the Wanderers will reverse their past fortunes against Pompey and win a place in the next round of the competition. We expect both sides to score and thus Bolton should get a win with over 2.5 goals being scored in totality.

Pick #2: BTTS

Portsmouth have scored against Bolton, as previously mentioned, every time these sides have met in the last 1.5 decades or so. With Bolton the comparatively stronger team at the moment, they shall not back out from an equal open fight whatsoever. So, BTTS is one of the great picks to go for, this Tuesday too, as the League One sides battle it out for a place in the next round of the EFL Trophy.

Bolton Wanderers vs Portsmouth Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Bolton Wanderers

    3 : 0

    Portsmouth

    League One

  2. Bolton Wanderers

    1 : 0

    Portsmouth

    EFL Trophy

  3. Bolton Wanderers

    1 : 1

    Portsmouth

    League One

  4. Portsmouth

    1 : 0

    Bolton Wanderers

    League One

  5. Bolton Wanderers

    0 : 1

    Portsmouth

    League One

Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers Team News

Bolton failed to capitalize on their chances created as Tuesday's hosts ended the Plymouth game with a 0-0 draw. Left wing-back Randell Williams was taken off after a knock, and we expect him to be rested for this cup tie with the intention to get him back in the first team for the next League One game. Williams should be replaced by number 30, Owen Beck, for this Portsmouth game. Besides the wing-back, Bolton has no injuries or suspensions to worry about.

Players to watch: Dion Charles (8 goals), Aaron Morley (1.4 key passes per game), George Johnstone (1.9 interceptions per 90 mins)

Last matches of Bolton Wanderers

  1. Charlton Athletic

    1 : 2

    Bolton Wanderers

    League One

  2. Bolton Wanderers

    1 : 0

    Forest Green

    League One

  3. Derby County

    2 : 1

    Bolton Wanderers

    League One

  4. Bolton Wanderers

    3 : 0

    Portsmouth

    League One

  5. Bolton Wanderers

    1 : 0

    Portsmouth

    EFL Trophy

Bolton Wanderers lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 19

    James Trafford

Defenders

  • 18

    Eoin Toal

  • 15

    Will Aimson

  • 6

    George Johnston

Midfielders

  • 21

    Conor Bradley

  • 16

    Aaron Morley

  • 22

    Kyle Dempsey

  • 27

    Randell Williams

Forwards

  • 20

    Kieran Lee

  • 9

    Jón Daði Böðvarsson

  • 10

    Dion Charles

Portsmouth

Portsmouth Team News

Portsmouth will miss the services of number seven, Marlon Pack, on this away day at Bolton. The central midfielder was shown a second yellow against Charlton and will be thus suspended from this tie. He is expected to be replaced by number 25, Jay Mingi, in the starting eleven which shall not be a like to like replacement but shall be enough for a cup game nonetheless. Simon Bassey will have an entirely fit and available squad apart from Pack, as the squad takes a trip to Bolton this week.

Players to watch: Colby Bishop (10 goals and 1 assist), Clark Robertson (1.3 key passes per game), Joe Rafferty (1.3 interceptions per 90 mins)

Last matches of Portsmouth

  1. Peterborough United

    2 : 1

    Portsmouth

    League One

  2. Fleetwood

    0 : 2

    Portsmouth

    League One

  3. Portsmouth

    2 : 0

    Exeter City

    League One

  4. Bolton Wanderers

    3 : 0

    Portsmouth

    League One

  5. Bolton Wanderers

    1 : 0

    Portsmouth

    EFL Trophy

Portsmouth lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 21

    Joshua Oluwayemi

Defenders

  • 28

    Michael Morrison

  • 20

    Sean Raggett

  • 6

    Connor Ogilvie

Midfielders

  • 2

    Zak Swanson

  • 8

    Ryan Tunnicliffe

  • 16

    Joe Morrell

  • 3

    Denver Hume

Forwards

  • 15

    Owen Dale

  • 24

    Michael Jacobs

  • 9

    Colby Bishop

3 Reasons why this game will end in a Bolton win, Over 2.5 goals & BTTS

  1. Bolton have lost just once in the last 13 games played, and have not lost at home in the last two months
  2. Portsmouth have failed to win their last five games, and their last away win came in November
  3. Bolton have not kept a clean sheet in the last 11 meetings with Portsmouth

Main prediction Bolton Wanderers - Portsmouth

Home/Over 2.5

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winrate

51% winrate

wins

2 wins in a row

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Bolton Wanderers & Portsmouth current standing in Football League Trophy

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Plymouth Argyle 28 18 7 3 51 - 29 +22 61
2 Sheffield Wednesday 27 17 7 3 47 - 18 +29 58
3 Ipswich Town 28 15 9 4 53 - 28 +25 54
4 Derby County 27 14 8 5 40 - 21 +19 50
5 Bolton Wanderers 29 14 8 7 37 - 23 +14 50
6 Barnsley 25 13 4 8 33 - 24 +9 43
7 Peterborough United 26 13 2 11 43 - 32 +11 41
8 Wycombe Wanderers 27 12 5 10 35 - 27 +8 41
9 Shrewsbury Town 28 12 5 11 35 - 31 +4 41
10 Exeter City 28 10 8 10 41 - 39 +2 38
11 Portsmouth 26 9 10 7 34 - 32 +2 37
12 Bristol Rovers 28 10 7 11 43 - 50 -7 37
13 Port Vale 27 10 6 11 28 - 36 -8 36
14 Oxford United 28 9 8 11 33 - 33 0 35
15 Charlton Athletic 27 8 10 9 41 - 38 +3 34
16 Lincoln City 26 6 13 7 24 - 30 -6 31
17 Fleetwood Town 27 6 11 10 29 - 30 -1 29
18 Cheltenham Town 27 8 5 14 23 - 34 -11 29
19 Morecambe 27 6 9 12 31 - 40 -9 27
20 Milton Keynes Dons 28 7 4 17 25 - 40 -15 25
21 Accrington Stanley 25 6 7 12 24 - 41 -17 25
22 Burton Albion 27 6 7 14 34 - 54 -20 25
23 Cambridge United 27 7 4 16 23 - 46 -23 25
24 Forest Green Rovers 29 5 6 18 24 - 55 -31 21

Bolton Wanderers vs Portsmouth - FAQ

? Which side is likely to score first?
Portsmouth (4/5 H2H)
? How many cards are likely to be shown to both sides?
Under 4.5 (10/10 H2H)
? How many corners are likely to be won by Bolton?
Under 10.5 (5/7)