Bolton Wanderers meet Stoke City in the last four of the FA Cup on Sunday and will be gunning to reach the final for the first time since they won it back in 1958.
The two teams are separated by just five points in the Premier League, suggesting the Wembley tie will be a close encounter.
However, punters prepared to bet on Bolton to see off the Midlands club and set up a final with Manchester City could net £25.50 from a £10 stake with bwin UK.
History certainly favours the Trotters, who have won half of the last ten meetings between the two sides.
But honours have been even in the league this season, with Stoke claiming a 2-0 win at the Britannia Stadium and Wanderers seeing off their opponents 2-1 at their Reebok Stadium home.
While the Lancashire club have won the FA Cup before, Stoke have never progressed beyond the semi-finals. They have lost three times at the final four stage, including defeats to Arsenal in 1971 and 1972.
The Potters have won just two of their past seven games in all competitions and have suffered five successive losses away from home, all of which came in the Premier League.
Star Bolton forward Johan Elmander – one of only four Wanderers players to score in this season’s FA Cup – will be relishing the chance to consign Stoke to another defeat.
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Former Sunderland man Kenwyne Jones is expected to pose Stoke’s biggest goal threat. The powerhouse striker has netted on six occasions in the Premier League this season and can be backed at 19/10 to score in regular time.
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