Bolton vs Crystal Palace – England FA Cup 2017 – Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
Bolton and Crystal Palace are two teams which have changed divisions in recent years. They’ve played each other in the Premier League in the 04-05 season, and in the Championship in the 12-13 season.
Now, Bolton is fighting for promotion from the League 1, while Crystal Palace is trying to avoid relegation from the Premier League. Which team will progress in the FA Cup?
Bolton vs Crystal Palace – 07 January 2017
Full Time Result: Bolton 3.50 or 5/2 Draw 3.40 or 12/5 Crystal Palace 2.25 or 5/4
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 2.05 or 21/20 Under 1.75 or 3/4
Both Teams To Score: Yes 1.80 or 4/5 No 1.95 or 19/20
Bolton is on the teams which actually went from bad to worse in recent years. After being a Premier League top-half team at the beginning of last decade, they’re now 2nd in the League One, hoping to achieve promotion at the end of the season.
They have the best defense in the division and are in good form at the moment, only losing one of their last 10 games. We’re not certain what type of squad they’ll send out against Crystal Palace, but since they’re playing at home, it’s fair to say that we at least expect a decent fight.
On the other hand, Crysta Palace has a single win in their last 10 games and have recently brought Sam Allardyce in charge of the team. They desperately need points in the Premier League and will likely field a weakened team in the cup, with the main players like Benteke, Zaha or McArthur being rested.
Regardless, they have a squad which is clearly better than Bolton’s, and Sam Allardyce is a good manager. We don’t expect them to make a fool of themselves in the tie as well.
Bolton vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips
That being said, this game is a lot more balanced than it looks on paper, where we see a League One team going against a Premier League one. We expect Crystal Palace to score at least once, while a “both teams to score” bet is another great idea. If you’re looking for higher odds, bet on a draw here – we envision a 1-1 final score between these two teams.
Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 1.83 or 5/6 with 138
Draw With Goals @ 4.40 or 33/10 with 138