Cardiff City are taking the Championship by storm and currently lead the division by three points, so a trip to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday will certainly not faze the in-form Welsh side.
Eight wins and 24 points from their last ten league fixtures tells the story of a team who are playing incredibly well and after a 4-0 success over Burnley in their previous outing, odds of 2/1 for the Bluebirds to win at the Reebok Stadium look too good to be true.
Bolton have endured a misfiring campaign to date, sitting a disappointing 18th after 13 games, and new boss Dougie Freedman really will have to work some of his Crystal Palace magic if he is to turn around the club’s fortunes.
Last weekend’s 2-1 home defeat by Middlesbrough – a game they led 1-0 until the 67th minute – would have really hurt the Bolton players.
Yet despite their torrid start to the season, Bolton are considered favourites for this fixture against Cardiff and bwin customers can back them at odds of 13/10 if they fancy Freedman to get off the mark on his home debut.
The draw is priced at 11/5, but punters expecting a share of the spoils could instead plump for a 2-2 result at the more enticing price of 19/2. Bolton have only drawn three games so far this season, but all three ended in this scoreline – two of which were at the Reebok Stadium.
In fairness to the Trotters, they have only lost one game at home so far, which, ironically, was to Freedman’s former club Crystal Palace. The Scot also can also call on the experience of beating Cardiff 3-2 earlier in the season with the Eagles thanks to a brilliant fightback from 2-0 behind.
Nonetheless, I cannot see Freedman securing a bizarre sort of hat-trick involving these three clubs and will be putting my faith in Cardiff to remain proudly on top of the table.
Anyone registering with bwin can claim a free £20 bet and using this to back Cardiff to beat Bolton would return a cool £60 if Malky Mackay’s men manage to grab all three points.
In addition, I will be placing my money on the Bluebirds to score at least two goals as, remarkably, they have achieved this feat in ten of their last 11 fixtures.
With such goalscoring prowess, I cannot see Bolton’s shaky back line preventing Cardiff’s forwards from running riot, so a bet on the visitors to win a game of over 2.5 goals is definitely worth a look at great odds of 333/100.