Bolton’s midweek defeat to Leicester was a blow in the Trotters’ bid to reach the play-offs but Dougie Freedman’s troops remain just a point outside of the top six and they can keep the pressure on those above them this weekend by seeing off Middlesbrough at the Reebok Stadium.
Boro snapped their winless streak on Tuesday as they edged out Nottingham Forest but 2013 has been pretty dismal for Tony Mowbray’s men whose promotion has absolutely disintegrated and they’re now well adrift of the play-off places.
Couple this with the Teesside outfit’s desperate away record and Wanderers look very appealing indeed at 17/20 via bet365.
Another team hovering around the top six are Forest, who are 4/5 with BetVictor to bounce back from their reverse at the Riverside to overcome struggling Barnsley.
The Tykes’ survival bid has just stuttered a touch of late and they’re subsequently easy to oppose against a team with a strong home record.
Brighton meanwhile, complete a treble of teams scrapping for a play-off spot, the Seagulls even money courtesy of William Hill to get the better of a Blackpool team now as good as safe.
Treble on Bolton, Nottingham Forest and Brighton – 11/2 (bet365)