10. The Football League celebrates its 125th anniversary this season and we have a historic clash to begin the campaign. Turf Moor played host to matches in the inaugural 1888-89 campaign, while Both Burnley and Bolton were founding members of the Football League. Burnley beat Bolton 4-3 in 1888 and another Clarets win is priced at 2.50.
9. Burnley boast a 43-41 win-loss record over their Lancashire rivals and beat Bolton 2-0 in this fixture last season. Another 2-0 home win is available at 12.50.
8. The Clarets scored either side of half time that day, Charlie Austin netting his second of 28 goals from 40 appearances last season. The striker was sold to QPR on Thursday yet Burnley are still 3.95 to net in both halves.
7. Bolton have signed seven new players this summer transfer window, including Leicester striker Jermaine Beckford, who netted 15 last term. Wanderers are 2.60 to net two or more on Saturday.
6. Bolton last beat Burnley at Turf Moor in December 2000, Michael Ricketts scoring twice after the break for a 2-0 away victory. They are 2.60 to win again this weekend.
5. Dougie Freedman’s men ended with the fourth best form in the Championship, with three wins, two draws and a defeat from their last six games. Bolton are 3.40 to earn a draw to start this campaign.
4. Burnley haven’t lost their opening game of the season since August 2009 (2-0 defeat at Stoke City in the Premier League). Sean Dyche’s side are 1.43 to win/draw on the Double Chance.
3. Burnley kept 12 clean sheets last season compared to Bolton’s nine. Saturday’s clash is 1.82 for both teams to score.
2. However, Wanderers recorded the second-most shots on target in the Championship last term (316) at an average of 6.5 per game. Bolton are 4.50 to win without conceding.
1. Both teams won their most recent promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs: Burnley in 2010 and Bolton in 2001. The Clarets are 15.00 to earn promotion this season, with Bolton priced at 4.00.
Bet on the first weekend of the Championship season.