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Wolves v Bolton: woeful Wolves set for another defeat

| 30.03.2012

An abysmal run of form has seen Wolves priced up at just 1/10 for relegation, and they could struggle to have any joy in justifying 11/8 odds to beat Bolton this weekend.

Their visitors Bolton have shown signs of improvement recently, racking up back-to-back wins as boss Owen Coyle was named manager of the month, and they can come good at 19/10 in the Midlands.

You can back the draw at 23/10, and some punters may feel inclined to get behind this outcome in remembrance of the 1-1 stalemate the sides played out at the Reebok Stadium earlier in the season.

However, Bolton completed a double over their relegation rivals last season, and with leaky defences a feature of both sides this term, a repeat of the 3-2 win Bolton achieved at Molineux could be on the cards here at a big 25/1.

As Wolves have been level in seven home matches by half-time this season, and Bolton have been on terms at the break in six of their away ties, it could be worth backing the game to result in a draw at half-time, and an away success by the final whistle, at a tempting 11/2.

Bolton are also an appealing proposition to win either half of the game at 5/6, and some may be inclined to get behind the 11/4 odds for them to score in both halves, considering they have racked up similar totals in either half of their games on the road during the campaign.

It is worth noting that Wolves have conceded five times in three of their past six league outings, and so the 2/1 odds for Bolton to win or draw with three or more goals occurring in the match appear generous.

Ten-goal Steven Fletcher is the most obvious threat to the Trotters’ backline, and the Wolves hitman can be backed at 5/1 for the first goal.

Kevin Davies is seen as Bolton’s best chance to break the deadlock meanwhile, and is 6/1 to follow up his midweek goal against Tottenham by notching first on Saturday.



John Klee