Bolton – Swansea SOCCER PICKS
Bolton Wanderers and Swansea City meet at Macron Stadium, in a match for the 17th round of the Championship. There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 04-21-2012, in a match that ended with the final score: Bolton Wanderers (1-1) Swansea City. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 20 th position of the league, with 16 points won, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Hull City, by (0-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Aston Villa, by (2-0). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses at their stadium, with 10 goals scored and 24 conceded. In the last 8 home league matches Bolton Wanderers has a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 24 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-1 (4 out of 8 matches). The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, and its attack needs to improve, as it has not scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 4 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 16 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
The Bolton enters this unmotivated day, after a foreign snub, by 2-0, in the displacement to the field of the Aston Villa. The home team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, privileging fast transitions, mainly through the wings. In this tactical design, the three most advanced players are Buckley, Noone and Donaldson. One of the weak points of the local set is the completion of the dangerous situations that it manages to create. Coach Phil Parkinson should have all the players available for this day.
The away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 23 points won, after 6 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Reading, by (2-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Rotherham United, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 8 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 19 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last 8 away league matches Swansea City has a record of 2 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 9 points out of 24 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 5 away matches. In their home matches there are a few frequent results: at half-time 0-0 (6 out of 8 matches) and at the end of the game 0-0 (3 out of 8 matches). In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 5 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 16 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 6 times, but got the comeback in 3.
The Swansea enters this unmotivated day, after a foreign defeat, by 2-1, in the visit to the Rotherham arena. The visiting team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, privileging fast transitions, mainly through the wings. In this tactical drawing, the three players responsible for throwing the panic into the opposing defense are James, McBurnie and Roberts. One of the weaknesses of the stranger group is the completion of the situations of danger that he manages to create. The coach of Swansea will not be able to count on Wilfried Bony, for being injured.