Following a dismal 3-0 defeat at the hands of West Ham United, Crystal Palace will be hoping for some FA Cup cheer when they play host to Bolton Wanderers in a third round replay at Selhurst Park.
Sam Allardyce, who was appointed as Alan Pardew’s successor as Palace manager just before Christmas, is still searching for his first victory since taking up the reins in south London but the odds compilers make the Premier League side warm favourites to win this one, with Betway offering just 8/13 (1.62) that the Eagles triumph inside 90 minutes.
Bolton will harbour hopes of springing a surprise having claimed a hard-fought goalless draw in the original tie at Macron Stadium earlier this month and the visitors can be backed at a chunky 9/2 (5.50) with Betway to claim a famous victory, while the same firm go 3/1 (4.0) that the match remains deadlocked at the end of 90 minutes.
Wanderers, though, have won just one of their last five matches away from home, while the Trotters suffered a setback in their push for promotion from League One at the weekend as they slipped to a disappointing 2-1 home defeat against Swindon Town – a result that saw Phil Parkinson's side fall five points adrift of second place, albeit with a game in hand.
The previous tussle between these teams could barely be described as a classic and there is little to suggest that the goals will flow when the rivalry is renewed in south London, for Bolton have failed to score in three of their last five fixtures on the road, while Palace have scored just one goal in their four fixtures in 2017 thus far.
Furthermore, there have been fewer than three goals scored in four of Bolton’s last five FA Cup ties on their travels and Betway’s 19/20 (1.95) quote for that trend to continue may well prove popular, while the same firm go 10/11 (1.91) that either side fails to find the net.
Palace reached the final of this competition last term and Allardyce’s side should have enough to beat Bolton at Selhurst Park, but the match is unlikely to be one for the purists and the juicy 10/11 (1.91) quote for either side not to score offers outstanding value for punters ahead of Tuesday’s tussle.
The 10/11 (1.91) selection would have landed in three of Palace’s last four fixtures, as well as in all but one of the last 10 games that Bolton Wanderers have contested on their travels in all competitions.
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