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Bolton vs Wigan: Coyle’s men can score crucial home win

| 11.02.2012

Bolton have as good a chance as they ever will do to improve their home form when hosting Wigan in a crucial relegation battle which they are priced at 1/1 to win.

The Reebok Stadium has not been the fortress Owen Coyle would have wanted it to be this season, with the Trotters recording only two home wins in 12 Premier League games there, but they look a terrific price against the team that sits rock bottom of the league.

Visitors Wigan, 13/5 in the Premier League odds for an away victory, have failed to win in their last ten outings in all competitions, though their last triumph did come on the road in a 2-1 success at West Brom.

Wigan have two away draws to their names this season, while Bolton have played out two stalemates at home, so some punters could be attracted to the 9/4 odds for a draw to occur in this fixture.

It is worth noting that Bolton have gone into half-time either level or ahead in seven of their home fixtures this term, and so it could be worth taking notice of the half-time/full-time markets on the game, with Bolton 12/5 to be leading at the end of each half, and 7/2 about a half-time draw and full-time home win.

Superior creativity in the midfield areas looks as though it could prove key for Bolton in this match, with Mark Davies in tremendous form of late, and the former Wolves man could be a value punt at 12/1 to score first here.

Alternatively, Marvin Sordell is likely to make his full debut in front of a home crowd, and he will be desperate to make a positive impression by scoring first at 6/1.

Hugo Rodallega could return for the visitors after being rested for their last league outing, and the much-coveted Colombian is 7/1 to find the net first or last in the game.



John Klee