Can Bolton Wanderers Avoid Relegation This Season?

  • February 12, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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After 30 matches, Bolton Wanderers have finally shown signs of improvement and are now off the foot of the Championship table.

In fact, Neil Lennon's men are just three points from safety and Wanderers supporters are starting to believe that the impossible COULD happen this season. Despite all of their off-field troubles, Bolton might well complete the 'Great Escape' and avoid dropping into the third tier of English football.

Write Bolton off at your peril. In their last three matches, Lennon's side have shown plenty of courage and spirit - both in attack and defence. The Wanderers are unbeaten during the period and have earned key victories against relegation rivals Rotherham United and Milton Keynes Dons. As the fight to avoid relegation heats up, you can keep up to date with all of the latest football betting news and Championship odds at

On current form, they stand a great chance of avoiding the drop but it's crucial that Bolton now press on and try to climb up the Championship table. The Wanderers have lost just 14 matches this season - which is five less than Rotherham and two less than both Charlton Athletic and MK Dons. Ultimately, Bolton have drawn too many games. As of February 8th, they have drawn 12 matches - just one behind Blackburn Rovers' league-leading tally of 13.

Compared to those teams around them in the table, Bolton have plenty of attacking talent. With 28 goals so far, the Wanderers have shown they can make the most of their opportunities when they arise and Bolton will need the likes of Zach Clough, who was linked with a January move to Premier League side Everton, Max Clayton and Stephen Dobbie to continue finding the back of the net. Without goals, Bolton will be condemned to relegation.

Given time, Bolton could turn things around and avoid the drop this season. The latest breaking news suggests that Leicester City, who were plying their trade in the Championship just three years ago, are now favourites for the Premier League title - a phenomenal achievement and turnaround at the King Power Stadium.

Although it's difficult to imagine Bolton doing the same, there's absolutely no reason why they cannot climb up the table and away from the drop zone. Punters should keep an eye out on the latest football betting news at as they could find enhanced odds and promotions on the Wanderers in the closing stages of the campaign.

Only time will tell but Bolton could well avoid the drop this season and from there, it's anybody’s guess. Neil Lennon won't get getting ahead of himself just yet but a victory in their next clash with Brighton will only help to build momentum and increase confidence throughout the squad.

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 80
8 Oxford United 46 76
9 Bolton Wanderers 46 73
10 Portsmouth 46 73
11 Ipswich Town 46 70
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