Bolton may have to continue their run of 1-0 victories in this season’s FA Cup if they want to reach the semi-finals of the competition at the expense of Birmingham.
Not since 1994 have Bolton managed to score more than a single goal in an FA Cup game against a Premier League team, but that may be enough to see off Birmingham.
Bolton’s betting odds are 6/4 to beat Birmingham and they head to St Andrew’s looking to maintain a run of not conceding a goal in this season’s FA Cup.
Meanwhile, they have secured 1-0 wins in the last two rounds of the tournament, claiming away victories against Premier League opposition in the shape of Wigan and Fulham.
Some may find it surprising that Birmingham are the underdogs in the FA Cup betting to beat Bolton at 7/4, particularly given the strength of their cup form this season.
Birmingham have already won the Carling Cup and secured victory in six of their last seven FA Cup matches.
However, they have lost three of their last four games with Bolton and also failed to win the other.
With Daniel Sturridge cup tied, the pressure will once again fall on the shoulders of Ivan Klasnic to step in to keep Bolton’s cup dream alive.
Klasnic scored both solitary goals in the FA Cup wins over Wigan and Fulham, while also warming up for the Birmingham game with a late winner over their midlands neighbours Aston Villa in Bolton’s latest Premier League game.
It is 6/1 in the FA Cup betting that Klasnic scores the opening goal, while Birmingham may be counting on Nikola Zigic to strike first, which can also be backed at 6/1.
A £25 stake on the scorecast of Bolton beating Birmingham 1-0 and Klasnic once again scoring the only goal would return £825. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.