Bolton Wanderers vs Crystal Palace
FA Cup – Third Round.
Date: Saturday, 7th January 2017,
Kick-off at 15:00 UK.
Venue: Macron Stadium, Bolton.
Bolton Wanderers are playing their trade in League One after suffering relegation from Championship last season. The Wanderers started their life in the third tier under Phil Parkinson in superb fashion. Bolton were unbeaten in the first month of the season and were top of the league table. However, they went on a winless run in September, but were quick enough to get back to winning ways. They did lose the league leader position to Sheffield United due to that run, but are still second in the league table. They are a tough opposition while playing at Macron Stadium and are currently on a 10 match winning streak in all competitions.
Crystal Palace are arguably the worst team in Premier League at the moment. They are bookies’ relegation favourites, but this could change with the arrival of Sam Allardyce at the head-coach post. Palace failed to win in 13 of their last 14 competitive games. They are a side desperate for a win to boost morale. The FA cup fixture could help them as they were in the finals last season despite having a similar run in the league.
Bolton Wanderers vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head stats
The last meeting between the two sides has to be dated back to the 2012/13 Championship season. Crystal Palace were unbeaten in the two clashes then, with a 1-0 win at Bolton before playing out a goal-less stalemate back home.
At the same time, Bolton were unbeaten in the previous 10 fixtures against Palace, with 5 win and 5 draws.
Bolton Wanderers vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
The Bolton Wanderers is a tough nut to crack especially while playing in front of their home fans. They are on a 10 match winning streak at their home ground. Crystal Palace on the other hand have managed one win from their last 14 matches. And their position in the league table which is close to the relegation zone could prompt Big Sam to rest the key players. Bolton with their current form look good for a win here and the odds of 4.00 are too tempting.
Bolton Wanderers vs Crystal Palace: Bet Tips
Bolton to win at 4.00 (3/1).