Bolton vs Liverpool – Hodgson to gain some extra confidence

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Liverpool will be keen to build on their recent win over Blackburn in order to turn around their season and their recent track record over Bolton suggests that they are the perfect opponents to provide another three points.

Match Odds

Victories over Bolton have become almost expected from Liverpool fans, given that the Trotters have lost their last seven on the bounce in the Premier League against Roy Hodgson’s team.

Meanwhile, they have tasted defeat in just three of the last 22 meetings and are 6/5 to beat Bolton again.

The home side have lost just once in the Premier League this season, but their biggest problem has proved to be turning draws into victories.

Bolton have drawn six of their nine games so far and 23/10 is offered on both them defeating Liverpool and the game ending all square.

First Goalscorer

Steven Gerrard seems to be a particular fan of playing against Bolton as he has netted seven times against them during his career.

He is 6/1 to open the scoring against Bolton this season, which would represent a third straight season that he has found the target at the Reebok Stadium.

Liverpool will also be hoping that Fernando Torres’ goal against Blackburn will be the start of a spate of goals from the Spanish striker.

He is the favourite in the first goalscorer market at 9/2.

For Bolton, Johan Elmander has been their chief source of goals this season, but these have all come in away fixtures.

Elmander is 7/1 to break not only the game’s deadlock, but also his barren streak at the Reebok, while Ivan Klasnic is 8/1 to strike first if Bolton boss Gary Megson decides to select him after being arrested this week.

A Liverpool win could move them out of the bottom three. See the full Bolton vs Liverpool match betting odds market.

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