Liverpool vs Bolton – Loss for Reds would mean relegation battle

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Many believe Liverpool are in a relegation battle following their shock defeat to Wolves on Wednesday, and should Owen Coyle’s Bolton side inflict a consecutive home defeat, the Reds most certainly will be.

Despite their 1-0 loss to Chelsea, Bolton are still sixth in the Premier League and challenging the top four suggesting that Coyle’s men could feel aggrieved that they aren’t favourites for this game.

Match Odds

It may have been eight games since Bolton last beat Liverpool, and the Trotters may have never beaten Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League, but the 4/6 offered for Liverpool to win is a ridiculous price considering their recent form.

Liverpool have taken seven points from their last seven league games and could only scrape a 1-0 victory at the Reebok earlier in the season thanks to a late winner from Maxi Rodriguez in a dire performance .

However the last time Liverpool lost consecutive home games in the Premier League was over the New Years weekend in the 04/05 season.

Bolton are in great shape at the moment under Coyle and at 4/1 to beat the Reds, the Wanderers look the best bet of the New Years Day action.

Total Goals

Bolton have managed just 11 goals on the road this season and Liverpool just 15 at home suggesting that Anfield will be subject to a New Years snooze fest and under 2.5 goals is priced at 10/11.

The losing side has only managed to score on two of the last fourteen occasions suggesting a clean sheet for the winning side, and a 1-0 win for Bolton is priced at 8/1.

Both teams keeping a clean sheet would result in a 0-0 draw and at 10/1, punters would be getting a great price.

A £10 stake on Liverpool getting relegated would return £340. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.