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Spirited Bolton could drag Blackburn back into relegation scrap

| 21.03.2012

After seeing off Sunderland to move six points clear of the relegation zone on Tuesday night, Blackburn Rovers find themselves a big 4/1 to be relegated in the Premier League odds.

A tricky trip to the Reebok Stadium this weekend could see them pulled right back into the picture however, with the Trotters 5/4 favourites to record a home win.

Bolton are also a short 5/4 to be relegated, but could find solace in a fixture list that features no remaining games against top six opposition.

In the midst of what has been a trying week for Bolton, the team can galvanize to complete a double over Rovers and ease their relegation worries, whilst dragging the away side back into trouble.

Rovers, who have lost just once in their last five games, winning three times, are a tough proposition however, and they’ll fancy their chances of extending their good recent run by winning at 9/5.

The draw can be backed at 9/4, and given the dismal respective records of Bolton on their own patch, and Blackburn on the road, this could see some interest from punters.

It was 2-1 to Bolton when the teams met at Ewood Park earlier in the season though, and if you fancy them to triumph by the same scoreline this weekend, you can get 7/1 about that outcome, as Owen Coyle’s men look to open up a significant gap between them and the bottom three.

Defeat this weekend therefore, and Blackburn will not appear as safe as their recent results have signified that they may be, and so it could be worth in investing in the 4/1 odds for Blackburn to be relegated still.



John Klee