Trotters on the brink as Spurs seek redemption

Bolton have conceded 15 goals in their last seven games

Bolton Wanderers host Tottenham Hotspur at the Reebok Stadium in a game that could prove crucial at both ends of the Premier League table.

Lee Chung-Yong, Fabrice Muamba, Ricardo Gardner, Darren Pratley and Stuart Holden are all missing for the hosts while Gretar Steinsson and Nigel Reo-Coker are doubts.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Michael Dawson, Ledley King, Niko Kranjcar and Tom Huddlestone are all unavailable for Spurs.  There are also doubts over the fitness of Scott Parker, Aaron Lennon and Louis Saha.

The Trotters are currently languishing in the relegation zone by virtue of an inferior goal difference to Queens Park Rangers in 17th place. Spurs, on the other hand, regained fourth spot at the weekend with a win over Blackburn Rovers and three points on Wednesday night would put them firmly in the driving seat for a top-four finish with Newcastle United and Chelsea hoping to capitalise on any slip-ups.

Bolton have conceded 15 goals in their last seven games and have kept just one clean sheet in 24 league matches since the beginning of November last year. This season, Owen Coyle’s side have won just four league games at the Reebok Stadium and only Wolverhampton Wanderers have conceded more at home.

Spurs are still looking for their first away win since the turn of the year and they have not scored in any of their last four league games on the road. If Chelsea beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final at the end of the month, a top-four finish would not be enough for Harry Redknapp’s men to qualify for next year's elite European competition.

Following the departure of Fabio Capello from the England manager's post, speculation has surrounded Harry Redknapp as a potential candidate to succeed the Italian. Tottenham’s form has suffered greatly ever since but their fans will be hoping that this week’s appointment of Roy Hodgson may provoke a return to form for the early-season title challengers.

Having returned to winning ways at the weekend, Spurs will fancy their chances of taking all three points and, at 20/21 with Stan James, they look good value to do just that. The same bookmaker offers odds of 4/5 for over 2.5 goals to be scored and, given the home side’s obvious defensive frailties, those odds look generous.

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Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 02/05/2012 - 16:12 PM
Filed in:- Burnley Betting News, Burnley, Tottenham