Wycombe vs Bolton predictions and betting tips for this opening League One fixture on Saturday 3rd August. It’s the battle of the Wanderers as Wycombe take on Bolton at Adams Park. Can the Chairboys capitalise on Bolton’s woes?
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Wycombe have once again been touted as potential relegation candidates, and they are likely to be bouncing around in the bottom half of the table. The Chairboys, managed by Gareth Ainsworth can never be written off however, and they always manage to pick up enough points throughout the course of the campaign. They have been granted an easy-looking first fixture as they face one of the two crisis clubs in the division – Bolton Wanderers. The Buckinghamshire club have sold Jason McCarthy this week, but they’ve been given the lively Fred Onyedinma in return, and this is about his level. He’s a competent player in League One, and will provide plenty of energy in the final third. He is joined by Middlesbrough’s Alex Pattison, Jacob Gardiner-Smith, Jack Grimmer, and the excellent Paul Smyth. The latter looked very good at Accrington on loan last season, and will surely improve the squad. They were inconsistent last season, and prone to bad runs. They didn’t win a game between January 29th and April 9th, but went on to beat Southend, Fleetwood and Walsall in the final month of the season. I think they will be fairly streaky once more, and they will be confident of starting with three points at Adams Park.
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Where to start with Bolton? The EFL have let the club down, but they have decided that the Trotters are in a fit enough state to fulfil their opening fixture. Phil Parkinson remains in the dugout, but he is up against it. There have been a number of trialists at the club over the course of the summer, with Craig Conway amongst those in training. However, the squad is paper-thin, and numbers are thin on the ground. At the time of writing, Transfermarkt lists just seven players in the Bolton squad, three of whom are goalkeepers. It remains to be seen whether Bolton cam scramble together enough players in time for this game, but either way, they’ll be up against it.
There is no guarantee that this fixture will take place, but at this moment in time (Tuesday), the EFL have told fans that it will go ahead. Wycombe are odds-on to win this game, and it’s a slightly larger price (4/6) for them to win with two or more goals in the match. That seems the best way of playing this. Wycombe Win and Over 2.5 Goals is another option, but even with limited resources, Phil Parkinson is the kind of manager who knows how to set up a defence.
Another option in this contest could be to back Wycombe on the HT/FT market. It is currently available at an odds-against price, and may just be a sensible way of approaching this contest. The Chairboys are always more effective at home, and they should start their season with three points.
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