Can Sam Allardyce pick up his first win as Crystal Palace boss by seeing off his former side Bolton? The new man in the Selhurst Park hotseat has been away from the club for almost 10 years, which has seen the Trotters slip down to League One.
Bolton vs Crystal Palace Predictions
Given how Palace have started the season, this can be seen as a potential giant killing. Not only did they end 2016 with the lowest points tally of any side in the top four divisions, but things don’t seem to be getting better for them. They started 2017 with a 2-0 loss at Arsenal, before losing 2-1 at home to Swansea.
Meanwhile, Bolton have lost just once at home all season as they look for a quick return to the second tier. Wanderers sit second in League One, and they’ll be hoping that their momentum can help them to cause a huge shock here. Given that Palace conceded 2.2 goals per game on the road, the hosts should at least get a goal. That makes both teams to score look like good value at 10/11 with William Hill for our first Bolton vs Crystal Palace betting tip this weekend. The Premier League side have scored in every away game but one.
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With Palace struggling, we see a shock on the cards here. It might be worth looking at Bolton to win at 3/1 with Coral, but we’re going with a safer bet. Palace have failed to win 80% of their away games, so Bolton or draw looks like a good bet at 10/11 with Bet365 and we’re backing the potential upset for our second football betting tip on this FA Cup match.
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Bolton vs Crystal Palace Team News
Bolton are likely to be without Mark Howard, Mark Davies and Liam Trotter for this clash. The Eagles have quite a few injury worries, with Bakary Sako, Connor Wickham, Steve Mandanda, Jonathan Benteke, and Pape Souare all missing out here. However, Allardyce is likely to make a few changes, and rest some of his stars. Wilfried Zaha is away to the African Cup of Nations, while Christian Benteke is set to miss out.
Bolton vs Crystal Palace Head to Head Stats
There haven’t been that many matches between these sides, they’ve met on just 18 occasions. Palace have won just two of those matches, while they’ve lost four of their last six trips to Bolton. They concede an average of two goals per trip to the Trotters, will that continue this weekend?
Bolton vs Crystal Palace Betting Odds
Palace can be backed at evens here with SkyBet, but it’s hard to make much of a case for the Eagles here. They look so wide open defensively, we wouldn’t be surprised if they continued their run of two goals against per game here. The League One side are a 13/1 shot with Bet Victor to win this one 2-1, and that’s our correct score tip here.
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Bolton vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips
Bolton or draw – 10/11 with Bet365: £200 bonus.
Bolton to win 2-1 – 13/1 with Bet Victor: £60 in free bets.
Ladbrokes FA Cup Upset Offer
Bet on a lower league team to win their FA Cup match this weekend and if it ends in a draw, you will get a free bet to spend on the replay. This is the ideal offer for this match because we’re betting on Bolton to win or draw the match. You’ll also get a £50 free bet when you open a new Ladbrokes account.
How to get the Ladbrokes FA Cup offer:
2. Bet on a lower league team to win their tie
3. If it's a draw you get a free bet on the replay