Betting Guide: Stoke v Bolton

By Dan Buxton
Last updated : 16 April 2010

Stoke go into this league clash on the back of recent wins over West Ham and Hull and sit 10th in the league and already have enough points to survive. Bolton have had a poor season, sit just above the drop zone in the league, but should stay up.

The Potters are favourites for the game and are available at evens with BlueSQ and PaddyPower. Bolton can be backed at 7/2 with SkyBet. The draw is 12/5 with Bet365, SkyBet, Boylesport and Coral.

Stoke may have to sneak a win in this clash against a side fighting for their life and 1-0 is available at 6/1 with most bookies. The Potters bagged all three point in this fixture last season, winning 2-0, and William Hill offer 8/1 that the Potters repeat that. The Potters have kept three clean sheets in a row so are due to concede and SportingBet offer 8's on a 2-1 Stoke win.

Bolton may have to put aside the pressure of being in a basement battle and grind out a 1-0 win. That scoreline is 9's with BlueSQ, Coral and Boylesport. Bolton have got a new manager and new style that they are still waiting to click. It is 22/1 with Bet365 the Lancashire side win 2-0. This fixture has had quite a few draws in recent meetings. Its 9's at Bet365 that the game ends 0-0 again. 

David Kitson has made a positive impression since his return to the side and could get another start on Saturday if he is passed fit. The hitman is 13/2 with Bet365 and SkyBet to open the scoring.
Ricardo Fuller will be hoping to follow up his recent good form, if he returns from injury, and add to his own league goal total after grabbing two superb solo goals in his last two games and he can be backed at 5's with most bookies to net first. Matthew Etherington is in fine form, netting five times this season, and can be backed at 14's at Coral to push his Player of the Season credit further with the opener. Abdoulaye Faye could have had a hat trick last weekend and is now getting on the end of a lot of set pieces for the Potters and he is 33's with BetFred to net first on Saturday. 

Kevin Davies is probably the most dangerous Bolton striker and is 9's with Bet365 to open the scoring whilst Gary Cahill is always a threat at set pieces, and can be backed at 25's at BlueSQ, Coral and PaddyPower. Midfielder Matt Taylor pops up with his fair share of goals, has a great free kick, and is always a danger and this makes his 14/1 odd's, available at Bet365, seem very good value indeed.

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