Bolton vs Leeds by Neuro
After their first defeat after eight consecutive matches with no loss, Bolton managed to bounce back with a victory in FA Cup game last weekend, when the side welcomed Wigan on Saturday, having an very close encounter. Visitors were slight favorites, but the hosts were more luckier and effective, to claim the victory with the only goal being scored in 76th minute via Clough.
This victory is surely much more important for them from psychological aspect, as the team started performing very well under the new coach Neil Lennon and are now just two points below top part of the team. In case they continue in the same manner, their chances for reaching the play-off zone might not be over yet. However, for this to come to reality, they will have to continue winning home matches, just like they did in previous weeks, having five victories and a draw in last six home encounters. Talented Zach Clough might lead the attack once again, while the hosts have offensive midfielder Max Clayton (9/1) injured for this game. Midfielder Mark Davies (11/1) is doubtful, same as right back Kevin McNaughton (7/0), but both with chances to recover on time.
Leeds United, on the other side, didn't manage to pull a positive result last weekend against Sunderland in a 1:0 loss for the FA Cup competition. Their hosts took the lead in 33rd minute via van Aanholt, while the visiting side generally had a passive game and did very little things in offensive part of the game.
As the game progressed, it was less and less interesting, with hosts defending their lead well on the field, while the visiting side had neither energy, neither solutions to make dangerous chances in front of opponents goal. As for the Championship, Leeds currently stands just above the relegation zone, having one point less than teams in a red zone. Additionally, they have lost five out of last six matches in all competitions, while scoring goals represents more than an enigma for the whole club. Leeds has no suspension or injury worries for this game, but the visiting side could make a number of changes in comparison to their FA Cup game against Sunderland where very little things went in a positive way for them.
Bolton has every chance to continue their good form at home and I believe they will do so as Leeds goes nowhere with their poor performances in attack and overall, very poor form. Odds are currently giving us an extra safer way to bet, which I believe consists of a lot of value.