Bolton Wanderers vs West Bromwich AlbionEnglish Championship, KO: 19:45 Jan 21, 2019, Macron Stadium
DARKNESS has descended over Bolton once more and fed-up fans plan to stage a demonstration about owner Ken Anderson's stewardship before the visit of West Brom.
Manager Phil Parkinson claims Wanderers are entering a period “as important as any in the club's history” but it's becoming increasingly difficult to imagine them dodging the drop for another season.
Bolton avoided going into administration back in September but needed loans to cover wages for November and December as their financial fears refused to go away.
When players are wondering where their next pay cheque is coming from it naturally has an impact on performances and Bolton sit second bottom after winning just one of their last 17 league games.
The club have pleaded with punters to get behind the team for the visit of West Brom and make sure their protests are peaceful.
But the angry atmosphere could dent the fragile confidence of Parkinson's players further and West Brom look great value for a win at a best 5/6 with betway. Most punters will want to stretch the odds a little further so try West Brom to win with a clean sheet which is 11/5 with 188 Bet.
Four of West Brom's last five games have seen under 2.5 goals being scored and if you fancy a repeat here, you can get odds of 10/11 with Betfred.
But Darren Moore's men smashed Rotherham 4-0 when they last travelled to a struggling side and could go on the rampage if they get an early goal. So backing the Baggies to get over 2.5 goals looks a good option at 3/1 with Unibet.
Dwight Gayle hit a hat-trick in that Rotherham romp and looks the most likely for a goal in this one. The striker, who also scored last time out in the draw with Norwich, is 9/2 for first scorer with bet365 and 7/5 for anytime scorer with the same firm.
For a longer-odds option, consider West Brom defender Craig Dawson to grab a goal from a set-piece. He's 9/1 for anytime scorer with William Hill.
This English Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion will be played on Jan 21, 2019 and kick off at 19:45