Kick Off: 1630, 06/08/2017
Stadium: Macron Stadium
TV: Sky Sports Main Event
Leeds have made changes on and off the pitch since just missing out on the Championship play-offs last season but are still fancied to prove too strong for promoted Bolton.
With Garry Monk moving on to Middlesbrough, Thomas Christiansen has become United’s ninth manager in five years after a successful spell in Cyprus.
Matching last season’s seventh-place finish will be tough, but the Whites get the nod at 29/20 to make a winning start in our Bolton vs Leeds betting predictions.
A Look At Bolton Wanderers’ Betting Odds
Bolton held their nerve to clinch second in League One last term, closing with a couple of convincing victories, but a 14-point gap to table-toppers Sheffield United probably highlights their limitations.
Financial problems have left Phil Parkinson scratching around for free transfers and loan deals to bolster his ranks, which hardly augurs well in such a competitive division.
West Ham pair Reece Burke and Josh Cullen have been brought in until January, while Adam Le Fondre and Sammy Ameobi are back after doing well for the club before.
Overall, this seems a squad that is short on quality for this level, though, and Bolton will need to be as resolute as when having the best defensive record a tier below.
Keeping it tight early on will be crucial for the Trotters, so 8/5 for this to be 0-0 at half-time warrants a place in our Bolton vs Leeds betting tips.
A Look At Leeds United’s Betting Odds
Leeds had a shot at automatic promotion last term until a run of poor results at the business end saw them slide down the table, with only six points picked up in the final eight fixtures.
The scars from that collapse may not have quite healed at this point, but Christiansen has attempted to lift spirits with some interesting signings from around Europe.
Spanish playmaker Samuel Saiz could be a real game-changer, while extending the stay of loan stars Pontus Jansson and Hadi Sacko is a positive move.
The vibes are that a mid-table berth is on the cards for United, but we feel there is enough class there to wear down a stubborn Bolton rearguard.
Looking at the Bolton vs Leeds odds, a draw at half-time and then United to win appeals at 19/4.
BOLTON 3-0 Peterborough – Jem Karacan, David Wheater, Adam Le Fondre
Wigan 1-1 LEEDS – Chris Wood (pen)
Head-to-head: Leeds 2-1 Bolton, Bolton 1-2 Leeds, Bolton 1-1 Leeds, Bolton 1-1 Leeds, Leeds 1-0 Bolton.
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