Bolton Wanderers vs Shrewsbury Town Prediction and Betting Tips
Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers vs Shrewsbury Town

, KO: 19:45 Apr 16, 2024, Toughsheet Community Stadium
Shrewsbury Town

Bolton Wanderers continue their push for automatic promotion as they host Shrewsbury Town in a midweek League One fixture. Given their solid home record in recent weeks, Bolton should be too strong for Shrewsbury, who are struggling at the moment.

Bolton Wanderers head into Tuesday’s clash off the back of a 1-1 draw with leaders Portsmouth last time out in League One. They fell behind early in the contest but struck back through Aaron Collins before the break to settle for a share of the spoils.

That result means Bolton Wanderers are now unbeaten in eight of their last nine matches, although that run is split into four wins and as many draws. Ian Evatt’s men remain in the hunt for automatic promotion as they sit four points behind second placed Derby County with three matches left to play.

Bolton Wanderers have a solid home record as they are unbeaten in their last eight home matches, claiming five wins in that run. However, they often struggle to keep things tight at the back having conceded in five of the last seven in that run.

Shrewsbury Town were beaten in their previous League One fixture as they fell 2-0 at home to Wycombe Wanderers. They held their own for much of the encounter but fell apart after defender Tommy Flanagan was sent off midway through the second half.

It has been a rough period for Shrewsbury Town, who are winless in their last four matches. They continue to slip closer to the relegation zone and are now just six points above the bottom four.

One positive for Shrewsbury Town is that they appear to fare better on their travels having gone unbeaten in five of their last eight away matches. However, they were beaten 3-1 by Portsmouth in their previous fixture on the road.

How the bookies view it

Bolton Wanderers are considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 2/5 with Coral. An unlikely victory for Shrewsbury Town is valued at 8/1 by BoyleSports while Coral is also offering odds of 4/1 for a draw.

Head to head

Bolton Wanderers have a 7-2 advantage with one draw from 10 previous matches against Shrewsbury Town. Bolton have also won the last two meetings and claimed a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in November.

Players to watch

Victor Adeboyejo and Dion Charles have been the standout attackers for Bolton Wanderers with both men scoring 10 and 13 League One goals respectively this season. They can combine to ensure the hosts produce over 1.5 goals at 1/2 with William Hill.

Shrewsbury Town will be aiming to capitalise on Bolton Wanderers’ vulnerable backline and will look to Dominic Udoh and Jordan Shipley to provide the spark in attack. Both men can combine to ensure the visitors produce over 0 5 goals at 4/5 with bet365.

Anything else catch the eye?

Shrewsbury Town saw over 3.5 goals in their previous away fixture and a repeat is priced at 15/8 by Paddy Power. Over 2.5 goals is valued at 7/10 by 10bet while Betfred is offering evens on both teams to score.

Bolton Wanderers is priced at minimal odds for a straight victory, so a win and both teams to score could be considered at 9/4 by William Hill. There have been more goals after the break in the last four meetings between both sides and a repeat is priced at evens with Ladbrokes.

This match between Bolton Wanderers and Shrewsbury Town will be played on Apr 16, 2024 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Bolton Wanderers vs Shrewsbury Town prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Bolton Wanderers vs Shrewsbury Town Betting Tips & Predictions
Second half highest scoring half
1/1
Ladbrokes
Over 3.5 goals
15/8
PaddyPower
Bolton Wanderers win & both teams to score
9/4
William Hill
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