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Date: 3rd September 2023
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 20:45 CET
Venue: Toughsheet Community Stadium
Bolton to win
3-1 to Bolton
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Bolton vs Salford: Top Free Betting Tips
In this EFL Trophy fixture, Bolton host Salford at the Toughsheet Community Stadium. The hosts registered an impressive 2-1 victory against Derby over the weekend and will hope to continue that form against visiting Salford.
Match result prediction: Bolton to win
Salford have defeated Preston and Leeds in the EFL Cup and hope to replicate this form in the EFL Trophy. They face a familiar foe in Bolton, a team they most recently played in the preseason fixtures. The match finished in favour of the Wanderers in the Ammies' den and we are anticipating more of the same in this duel. Bolton are the team from the higher league and in much better form leading into this match, let alone a 3-0 win/loss record in their H2H encounters.
Both teams to score prediction: Yes
Four of the last five matches involving Bolton have seen goals at both ends of the pitch. Their defence has conceded ten goals in this period while hitting the back of the net seven times. Salford's form in this period stands at six scored and ten conceded. With both sides allowing frequent goals, expect to see them profiting from lapses in concentration at the back and get on the scoreboard.
Correct score prediction: 3-1 to Bolton
Neither Bolton nor Salford have managed to stunt the inflow of goals and it will be on display again. While the Ammies can hit on the counter as Preston and Leeds will attest to, the Wanderers will be wary of them while looking to exploit them. Their last competitive meeting on this venue finished 5-1 last year and we believe another high-scoring fixture will be on the cards. Given Bolton's goalscoring antics against them and their own defensive plight, we are anticipating a 3-1 final scoreline.
Bolton vs Salford: Form, recent games, and news
After starting the 2023/24 campaign with four wins in succession, Bolton went on a three-match winless streak. They ended that barren run with a 2-1 victory over Derby at Toughsheet Community Stadium thanks to a Dion Charles strike and a Tyrese Fornah own goal. With a 2-1 friendly win in the preseason over the Lions, Bolton will be confident in the meeting in front of their own fans.
It has been a mediocre start to the campaign by Salford, who have struggled to get results. Their two wins in League Two have been accompanied by three defeats and a draw. More impressive has been their feats in the EFL Cup, where they punched above their weight, knocking out Championship outfits, Preston at the first time of asking and following it up with Leeds United's scalp in the second.
FAQs regarding Bolton vs Salford
Who is the referee for this match? Aaron Jackson.
Who is the player to watch? Dion Charles (Bolton).
What was the last Head-to-head result? 5-1 to Bolton at Toughsheet Community Stadium.