Bolton Wanderers look an interesting bet to bounce back from FA Cup humiliation with a win over Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend.
Owen Coyle’s men will be hurting after Stoke City dished out a 5-0 hammering in the semi-final at Wembley last weekend and a match against Arsene Wenger’s title-chasing side offers a great chance for redemption.
Bolton are also boosted by the return to the squad of their on-loan striker Daniel Sturridge, who has been a huge success since joining from Chelsea.
The England Under-21 man has six goals for his adopted club, including a brace in the 3-0 win over West Ham United in Bolton’s last game, so could be a good bet to open the scoring at the Reebok tomorrow.
At odds of 13/2, the attacker is currently available for a similar price as Arsenal forwards Marouane Chamakh, Andrey Arshavin and Nicklas Bendtner, none of whom have set the goalscoring charts alight this season, with the Moroccan being a particular disappointment after a bright start to his debut Premier League campaign with the Gunners.
Sam Ricketts (Achilles), Sean Davis and Stuart Holden (knee) all continue to miss out for the Trotters, with US midfielder Holden being a particular miss after he was one of their best players for the first half of the season.
Arsenal have doubts over the fitness of Abou Diaby, so Jack Wilshere may be recalled after he was on the bench for the 3-3 draw at White Hart Lane which put a major dent in the Gunners’ faint title hopes.
They know they will need to win each of their five remaining matches to have any chance of overhauling Manchester United at the top of the table and defeat at the Reebok would be the final nail in the coffin for them.
Robin van Persie continued his stunning run of goalscoring in that game and could be another tempting bet in the first scorer market, although the Dutchman is the favourite at 4/1.
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