Stubborn Bolton stood firm at Anfield to secure a goalless draw in the FA Cup fourth round and Neil Lennon’s men will be relishing the opportunity to have another crack at Liverpool in front of their own supporters in this evening’s replay.
The Reds however, are strongly fancied to get the job done at the second time of asking, Stan James chalking them up as odds-on 8/11 favourites to overcome the Trotters in normal time and BetVictor rating the hosts as 11/2 favourites to cause a major upset.
It’s 10/3 with bet365 to again be inconclusive after 90 minutes and another 0-0 scoreline comes in at 12/1 via betway but having seen the likes of Chelsea and Man City bow out of the competition, Brendan Rodgers’s charges will see the FA Cup as a real chance to land some silverware this term so they won’t be taking the contest lightly.
Now third favourites to lift the trophy at 13/2 (Paddy Power), Liverpool are 13/5 courtesy of Ladbrokes to shade it by a one-goal margin at the Macron Stadium, where BetVictor price an away success ‘to nil’ at 13/8 and William Hill quote the Reds at 13/2 to grab the only goal.
Punters anticipating a slightly more comfortable night for Rodgers’s men can back them at 6/4, starting a goal in arrears, in Stan James’s handicaps, they’re 7/1 (BetVictor) to net twice without reply and Winner.com offer 13/10 about the visitors holding a lead at the end of each half.
Rodgers could use the clash to give more game time to fit again striker Daniel Sturridge, enjoyed a successful loan spell at Bolton three years ago and the England man is just 7/2 at bet365 to follow his goal against West Ham at the weekend with the opener in this one. Alternatively, the same firm rate Sturridge at evens to net at any time and Fabio Borini is 11/2 (Skybet) to break the deadlock.
Liverpool to beat Bolton 2-0 – 7/1 (BetVictor)