Kick Off: 1500, 07/01/2017
Stadium: Macron Stadium
Bolton are on a 10-match winning home run in all competitions which has put them in second place in League One, three points behind leaders Sheffield United. The Trotters last beat a Premier League club in the FA Cup during the 2012/3 season when they won at Sunderland in a fourth-round replay.
Crystal Palace have still not won a game in three attempts under new manager Sam Allardyce and are winless in their last seven away matches. Despite their troubles near the bottom of the table, Palace are the fifth highest scorers away from home with 17 goals.
A Look At Bolton’s Betting Odds
Bolton meet Crystal Palace for the first time since the 2012/13 season when both clubs were in the Championship. The Lancastrians are just 11/4 to beat their Premier League opponents but with Palace concentrating on avoiding relegation it is almost certain that Allardyce will ring the changes for this tie and could succumb to a cup upset.
It finished goalless in the last meeting between the sides almost exactly four years ago and a repeat of that result is 5/2 while 0-0 is 27/4 which looks appealing considering Bolton’s impressive defensive home record.
Bolton have kept eight clean sheets in their last 14 League One games and are 19/4 to win to nil, 6/1 to win with under 2.5 goals combined and 14/5 to prevent Palace from scoring.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Palace go into the tie without a win in their last six games and yet are 19/20 to make into round four without the need of a replay.
However, they will be without some of their big-hitters like Wilfried Zaha (international duty), Christian Benteke (shoulder), Scott Dann (hamstring) and Connor Wickham (knee) and Allardyce has already promised to rest his first-team players.
The Eagles have been losing at half-time in 65% of their matches this season which makes 16/5 on Bolton leading at the break decent value. Prior to their 2-0 defeat at Arsenal, both teams had scored in the south Londoners’ last eight away games. Both teams to score in the match is 17/20 and Palace to win and both teams to score is 31/10 but this is a different regime now and Allardyce’s remit is to keep Palace in the Premier League.
Coventry 2-2 BOLTON – Zach Clough (pen), Max Clayton
Crystal Palace 1-2 SWANSEA – Wilfried Zaha
Head-to-head: Crystal Palace 0-0 Bolton, Bolton 0-1 Crystal Palace