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  • 4 January 2012
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Everton - Bolton Preview: Hosts undefeated in last four games

The Toffees will be hoping to pile on some more misery for the bottom-placed club, who go into the game with a host of injuries, and maintain their recent promising form


PROBABLE LINEUPS

EVERTON

Howard
Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines
 Rodwell,
Heitinga, Neville, Osman
Cahill
Donovan
BOLTON

Jaaskelainen
Knight, Cahill, Ricketts, Steinsson
M Davies, Reo-Coker, Muamba, Petrov
Ngog, Klasnic
For Everton it looks like Royston Drenthe could still be out  and both Marouane Fellaini and Seamus Coleman may be unavailable with abductor and thigh problems respectively. 

But new loan signing Landon Donovan could be set to make his second Everton debut on Wednesday night.

It was thought that Victor Anichebe, who netted the late winner at West Brom, may start up front against the Trotters but Everton manager David Moyes has said that he doesn’t want to rush back the Nigerian international.

Due to a lengthy injury list, Bolton boss Owen Coyle could be forced into fielding an unchanged side from the team that drew at Wolves on New Year's Eve.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • A shut out against Swansea on December 21 ended a run of eight matches at Goodison Park without a clean sheet for Everton.
  • Four of Everton's last six league goals at home have come in the final 10 minutes.
  • There have been red cards in three of the last four matches between Bolton and Everton.
  • Moyes has 11 Premier League wins from 20 meetings with Bolton.
  • Bolton have failed to score in five of their last eight Premier League meetings with the Toffees.
  • Bolton have kept just one clean sheet in their last 35 Premier League away games.
  • Bolton have picked up more points on the road this season than at the Reebok.
  • Bolton’s last win at Goodison Park was a 4-0 rout in December 2005.
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Available Squads
24Tim HowardGoalkeeper
2Tony HibbertDefender
3Leighton BainesDefender
5John HeitingaDefender
6Phil JagielkaDefender
15Sylvain DistinDefender
18Phil NevilleDefender
21Leon OsmanMidfielder
8Louis SahaStriker
10Landon DonovanStriker
11Denis StracqualursiStriker
1Jan MuchaGoalkeeper
7Diniyar BilyaletdinovMidfielder
17Tim CahillMidfielder
17Jack RodwellMidfielder
16James McFaddenStriker
19Magaye GueyeStriker
28Victor AnichebeStriker
1Adam BogdanGoalkeeper
-Gretar SteinssonDefender
24Gary CahillDefender
12Zat KnightDefender
18Sam RickettsDefender
26Fabrice MuambaMidfielder
7Chris EaglesMidfielder
17Martin PetrovMidfielder
16Mark DaviesMidfielder
20Nigel Reo-CokerMidfielder
54David NgogStriker
-Jay LynchGoalkeeper
3Paul RobinsonDefender
31David WheaterDefender
17Tuncay ŞanlıMidfielder
21Darren PratleyMidfielder
14Kevin DaviesStriker
17Ivan KlasnicStriker
Players to Watch
Tim Cahill
Tim Cahill
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 17
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Australian failed to find the net in the league in 2011 and will be itching to end his duck and get the New Year underway with a bang. A real nuisance from set pieces, the midfielder can cause problems for any defences and will be licking his lips at the prospect of getting off the mark for 2012 against one of the leakiest teams in the league.
Ivan Klasnic
Ivan Klasnic
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 17
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0

The Croat has netted seven times this season for the Premier League’s bottom team, keeping Kevin Davies out of the starting lineup and will be Bolton’s main threat at Goodison Park

Prediction

Everton are the in-form team and look strong at the back and with the added bonus of Donovan up front, the Toffees may be able to change their goalscoring form, but Bolton will be fighting for points and with better results away from home of late they may be up for this one.

Editor's Prediction
Bolton 1

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