Free tips FA Cup 3rd round replay: Crystal Palace v Bolton Wanderers predictions (8pm, Tuesday)
CRYSTAL PALACE VS BOLTON WANDERERS PREDICTIONS, BETTING TIPS AND MATCH PREVIEW
Tuesday 17th January 20:00, Selhurst Park.
CRYSTAL PALACE VS BOLTON WANDERERS PREDICTIONS
Crystal Palace to Win by One Goal at 11/4 with Skybet
MATCH RESULT & TOTAL GOALS OVER/ UNDER PREDICTION:
Crystal Palace to Win & Over 1.5 Goals at 10/11 with Betfair
REASON FOR CRYSTAL PALACE VS BOLTON WANDERERS BETTING TIPS
Crystal Palace are still seeking their first victory under new manager Sam Allardyce and the alarm bells will certainly be ringing should they fail to secure a win against League One Bolton Wanderers in this FA Cup 3rd round replay at Selhurst Park.
The first game at the first game at the Macron Stadium finished in a goalless draw, although both teams had chances to win the game.
The Eagles were trounced 3-0 at West Ham United at the weekend, a result that leaves them above the Premier League relegation zone on goal difference only. They are now on an eight-match winless streak and have mustered just one victory in their last 16 games in all competitions.
Bolton are chasing promotion in League One, but their hopes of securing an automatic return to the Championship were dealt a blow when they lost 2-1 at home to Swindon Town on Saturday.
Phil Parkinson’s team has a fine defensive record this season, having conceded just 19 goals in 26 League One games. However, it has to be noted that they don’t often come up against teams with the pace and power available to Palace.
Allardyce both played for and managed (very successfully) Bolton, but he certainly can’t be doing his former club any favours here. Palace desperately need a confidence boosting win here and can be backed at 8/13 for the victory in 90-minutes with Skybet. The draw is on offer at 10/3 at bet365 and Bolton can be backed at 5/1 with Betfair.
If looking to back Crystal Palace with slightly more attractive odds, then it’s worth looking to the Match Result & Total Goals Over/ Under market. This could be potentially low-scoring, so a Palace win with Over 1.5 Goals in the match at 10/11 with Betfair could be the way to play this.
With Palace clearly short of confidence at present and Bolton being a well-organised team defensively, this is unlikely to be a stroll for Allardyce’s men. A victory by a one-goal margin might have to suffice and that can be backed at an attractive 11/4 with Skybet.
A Correct Score bet that could be worth a look is a 2-1 Crystal Palace win at 15/2 with BetVictor.
For an Anytime Goalscorer, Christian Benteke can be backed at 11/10 with Titanbet, while Loic Remy could be a value punt at 27/20, also with Titanbet. For the Trotters, the highly-rated Zach Clough is a 3/1 shot with Paddy Power.
CRYSTAL PALACE VS BOLTON WANDERERS STATS
Clearly when comparing the statistics of teams from different divisions you are only going to get a partial picture but, in the Premier League, Crystal Palace have averaged 1.30 goals per game at Selhurst Park this season, whilst conceding 1.50 goals per game on average.
Bolton have scored at an average of 1.08 goals per game in their away matches in League One this season, whilst conceding at a rate of 0.75 goals per game in the process.
CRYSTAL PALACE TEAM NEWS
Pape Ndiaye Souare, Connor Wickham, Steve Mandanda and Jonathan Benteke are all ruled out through injury for the Eagles, while Wilfried Zaha is on Africa Cup of Nations duty.
BOLTON WANDERERS TEAM NEWS
Darren Pratley could be available for the Trotters after a long injury absence.