Daniel Sturridge’s Bolton record reads played two, scored two and the Chelsea loan signing could the deriving factor in Bolton’s quest for European glory this season.
A run that has seen Owen Coyle’s side take just 11 points from a possible 30 has left them adrift of a potential Europa League finish, but a win against Everton would put them right back in the hunt.
Everton, however, find themselves just three points off Bolton and a rare away win – they have just two in the league this season – would put David Moyes’ side in a strong position to make a late charge.
The sides can’t be split in the betting with both available at 13/8 to win, but Bolton, who haven’t lost to a side in the bottom half of the season this season, look the pick.
When the two sides are so tight in the betting, the draw comes into play and at 23/10, it looks the most tempting value.
Sturridge is 11/2 to get the first goal and 13/8 to score any time in a bid to continue his goalscoring run, but Ivan Klasnic has scored in both of his league appearances against Everton and offers the better value at 7/1 to get the first goal.
Last season’s game between these two produced five goals, but the three preivious ties at the Reebok had produced just six goals and with Louis Saha sitting the game out for Everton, under 2.5 goals looks the bet at 5/6.
A 1-1 score is favoured in the correct score betting at 11/2, but Bolton can just sneak the win and are 7/1 to beat Everton 1-0.
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