Premier League betting – Bolton vs Liverpool
Bolton vs Liverpool betting preview
Bolton League Position: 8th League Form: DDDWD
Bolton have started the season well, with the acquisition on a free of Martin Petrov from Manchester City highlighting a new era of more exciting football at the Reebok. Owen Coyle’s team remain unbeaten in their last 5 league games and can boast holding Manchester United to a draw and keeping the most in form team in the Premiership West Brom to a draw.
One of the key figures this season for Bolton has been Johan Elmander whose emergence as a goalscorer and a partner for recent England international Kevin Davies could not have come at a better time. His 5 goals in 9 league fixtures has helped Bolton to keep their place at the top end of the table, his odds to be first goalscorer at 8/1 on Bet365 look to be a worth a look.
However Bolton haven’t seemed to be able to land the killing blow in their 9 Premier league games with 6 of them ending in draws, however against an out of sorts Liverpool team a win for the home side could also be quite a safe bet at 12/5 on BetFred.
Liverpool Position 18th League Form: LDLLW
Liverpool’s position is one that none of the Anfield faithful will be overly used to, hovering precariously in the relegation zone. Last weekend’s win at Blackburn has to be seen as a turning point for Liverpool this season, with Torres finally finding the net after only scoring once since returning from the World Cup. Torres to score first may seem like an obvious one but now that he may have found his scoring form again he could be a good shout at 9/2 with BetFred.
In my opinion Liverpool’s luck is going to have to change soon, I mean I cannot see a club such as Liverpool languishing near the bottom for long, no they won’t challenge for Europe but mid table obscurity should be the aim this season. Their encounters with teams in the top half of the table don’t instil much confidence however with Liverpool picking up all of their 6 points from teams in the lower end of the league.
Correct Score: Bolton 2-1 at 11/1 on Skybet and Bet365
First Goalscorer: Johan Elmander at 8/1 Bet 365
First Goalscorer: Fernando Torres at 9/2 SkyBet
By John Fernandez
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