Chelsea are Coral’s 8/11 favourites to keep their slim hopes of re-entering the Premier League title race alive with a victory at Bolton but with only three wins from eleven matches on the road, Carlo Ancelotti’s are a distinctly unappealing odds-on shot to collect their first away victory since October.
The Trotters are 888Sport’s 9/2 outsiders, a price that looks slightly high given that they’ve only lost once at the Reebok Stadium this season, but Owen Coyle’s men are in hardly in top form at present and subsequently, a draw at 14/5 with Totesport is about the best match bet although the result is probably a wager to steer clear of in this one.
Instead, a modest interest in a low goal tally could be the way forward. The hosts have struck just six times in their last eight league games while the champions have been far from prolific of late if you ignore the 7-0 FA Cup triumph against Ipswich.
A total of fewer than 2.5 goals is worth considering then at 19/20 with William Hill and with the deadlock unlikely to be broken in the early stages, the more ambitious can tackle either 11/5 for it to be 0-0 at the break or Stan James’ evens for the opening goal to arrive after the 27th minute.
Under 2.5 goals – 19/20 (William Hill)