Match Preview – Bolton (A)

FA Premiership
Sat 15th November 12.45pm, Reebok Stadium

Liverpool will want to put the disappointment of the mid-week cup exit behind them, and welcome back some of the more seasoned players, as the reds take on Bolton in the early televised match this weekend.  Victory would put Liverpool clear at the top of the table albeit possibly only for a few hours.

Sammy Lee will be returning to the club he briefly managed.

Liverpool’s only confirmed injuries are Philipp Degan and Martin Skrtel.

History

Liverpool do not have a great record at the Reebok Stadium. The form over the last 8 encounters away at Bolton reads: W-L-D-L-D-W-L-D.

Liverpool broke a 6 year hoo-doo last season in a 3-1 victory

Bolton have hit a bit of form recently, beating Man City at home and high-fliers Hull City away from home last week thanks in part to Jussi Juskaleinen’s magnificent form. 

Betting

The bookies fancy the reds.

Liverpool 8/13
Draw 13/5
Bolton 5/1

Torres is about 4/1 to score first. Robbie Keane is 8/1 to repeat last week’s feat and score at least 2 goals.

Paddy Power are offering an impressive free £20 bet when you place a £10 bet. Sign up here.

TV

This match will be shown live on Sky Sports.

What they say about us…

‘Roll out the Scouse cliches as the accent-challenged, Beatles-loving, tracksuit-wearing scallys head up the East Lancs Road, with thebish on security duties.’

‘Some of my greatest moments as a Bolton fan have been beating Liverpool – who can forget the fine 8-1 drubbing we gave them on 7th May 1932…’

Opposition Links

The Wanderer – Bolton Fansite
Bolton Football Shirts

In the Liverpool forum

Bolton v Liverpool – Pre Match Discussion

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