Bolton vs Oxford Utd prediction 18.05.2024

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  • Date: 18.05.2024
  • Competition: League One
  • KO: 16:15 UTC +1 / 17:15 CEST
  • Venue: Wembley Stadium (London)

A place in the Championship is up for grabs on Saturday as Bolton takes on Oxford United in the final of the League One playoffs at Wembley Stadium. 

Bolton vs Oxford Utd Betting Tips: BTTS / Over 2.5 / Bolton to Win

Bolton come into this match as favourites to make their long-awaited return to the Championship. Ian Evatt´s side finished the League One season in third place, five points short of second-placed Derby but ten points ahead of Oxford who finished the campaign in fifth place.

Recent form also lends weight to Bolton´s favourite status. Unbeaten in their last six league fixtures of the season, the Wanderers claimed their place in this weekend's final with a thrilling 5:4 aggregate win against Barnsley ten days ago. 

An entertaining team to watch, Bolton have seen plenty of goals in recent matches. The Wanderers saw BTTS and over 3.5 goals in four of their last five matches while they scored at least two goals in seven of their last eight fixtures. 

Bolton scored a huge 5:0 win when these sides last met in March, however, since then Oxford have been in great form. Des Buckinham´s side won six and lost just one of their last ten matches over the past two months. The U´s secured their place in this weekend's final with a hard-fought 2:1 aggregate victory against Peterborough. Three of their last four matches saw BTTS, and that outcome seems likely this weekend. 

A tough final to call, both teams have been in good form and while Bolton are deserved favourites, Oxford cannot be written off, despite their heavy defeat against the Wanderers in March.

I fancy BTTS in what could prove a thrilling occasion at Wembley where we could see more than three goals scored.

Bolton Wanderers vs Oxford United Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Bolton Wanderers

    5 : 0

    Oxford United

    League One

  2. Oxford United

    0 : 0

    Bolton Wanderers

    League One

  3. Oxford United

    0 : 1

    Bolton Wanderers

    League One

  4. Bolton Wanderers

    1 : 3

    Oxford United

    League One

  5. Oxford United

    2 : 3

    Bolton Wanderers

    League One

Bolton Wanderers

Bolton team news

Bolton boss Evatt has a strong squad available for Saturday's final at Wembley. Jón Daði Böðvarsson and Carlos Mendes are the only expected absentees for the Wanderers.

Last matches of Bolton Wanderers

  1. Bolton Wanderers

    2 : 3

    Barnsley

    League One

  2. Barnsley

    1 : 3

    Bolton Wanderers

    League One

  3. Peterborough United

    3 : 3

    Bolton Wanderers

    League One

  4. Bolton Wanderers

    2 : 0

    Port Vale

    League One

  5. Bolton Wanderers

    2 : 2

    Shrewsbury Town

    League One

Bolton Wanderers lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Nathan Baxter

Defenders

  • 2

    Gethin Jones

  • 5

    Ricardo Santos

  • 18

    Eoin Toal

Midfielders

  • 8

    Josh Sheehan

  • 12

    Josh Cogley

  • 19

    Edmond-Paris Maghoma

  • 4

    George Thomason

  • 27

    Randell Williams

Forwards

  • 10

    Dion Charles

  • 28

    Aaron Collins

Oxford United

Oxford Utd team news

Head coach Buckingham has no reported injury issues ahead of this weekend's showpiece occasion in London.

Last matches of Oxford United

  1. Peterborough United

    1 : 1

    Oxford United

    League One

  2. Oxford United

    1 : 0

    Peterborough United

    League One

  3. Exeter City

    1 : 2

    Oxford United

    League One

  4. Oxford United

    1 : 1

    Stevenage

    League One

  5. Oxford United

    0 : 1

    Lincoln City F.C

    League One

Oxford United lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Jamie Cumming

Defenders

  • 15

    Fin Stevens

  • 5

    Elliott Moore

  • 3

    Ciaron Brown

  • 12

    Joseph Bennett

Midfielders

  • 8

    Cameron Brannagan

  • 30

    Owen Dale

  • 20

    Ruben Rodrigues

  • 19

    Tyler Goodrham

  • 23

    Josh Murphy

Forwards

  • 9

    Mark Harris

Key Facts Bolton vs Oxford Utd

  1. Bolton won 5:0 when they last faced Oxford in March
  2. Bolton scored two goals or more in 7 of their last 8 matches
  3. Bolton saw BTTS and over 3.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches
  4. Oxford won 6 of their last 10 matches
  5. Oxford saw BTTS in 3 of their last 4 matches

Main prediction Bolton Wanderers - Oxford United

Both Teams to Score

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58% winrate

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2 wins in a row

Originally from Scotland, Ryan is an experienced betting expert and content producer based out of Barcelona, Spain.

Best Odds:

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Additional predictions

Team 1 to Win

Best odds:1.91

Over 2.5

Best odds:1.90

Over 3.5

Best odds:3.04

Bolton vs Oxford Utd - FAQ

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Bolton Player to Watch

Dion Charles - The Northern Irish forward has scored 16 goals in 35 league appearances this season. 

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Oxford Utd Player to Watch

Mark Harris - The 25-year-old tops the U´s scoring charts with 15 goals scored in 45 league appearances this season.

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Where to Watch

This League One match can be viewed live on Sky Sports