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Bolton vs Man City – Bogey ground for Blues hands Arsenal hope

| 20.05.2011

Having leapfrogged Arsenal with the win over Stoke in midweek, Roberto Mancini will be hoping his side can finish off the job and secure the last automatic Champions League spot.

Bolton are in a poor run of form and have lost their last four on the bounce, but the Reebok is a bogey ground for the citizens who have struggled to win their in the Premier League.

Match Odds

Manchester City have only won at the Reebok Stadium twice in nine Premier League visits and are without a league win there in five games.

The FA Cup winners are 4/6 to win on Sunday despite playing away from home and there are plenty of other sides, such as Arsenal, who offer better value as the away team.

Bolton are the 4/1 underdogs to win their final home game of the season, and the Trotters have lost just one of their last six final day league games.

Bolton have lost just four games at home all season and we fancy Owen Coyle’s men to upset the Premier League odds on Sunday.

Total Goals

Don’t expect a thriller at the Reebok on the final day of the season and under 2.5 goals looks the safest bet, and the value bet at 11/10.

Last season this fixture ended 3-3 but on only four of the last 20 occasions in which these two sides have met has there been over 2.5 goals in the game.

A 1-0 Bolton win is price at 8/1 but they’ve only won 1-0 at home once this season so take the even bigger 16/1 for the Trotters to cause a real upset and win 2-0.

In another sub-plot to this game, Carlos Tevez is battling with Dimitar Berbatov for the golden boot and needs a goal to overtake the Manchester United player.

Tevez is 4/6 to score at any time but the Bolton defence can stand strong.

A £10 stake on Bolton winning 2-0 would return £170. New customers can sign up here to take advantage of a free bet worth up to £30.

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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.