Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool – Preview, Prediction, TV Listings, Betting Odds – EPL – 21 January 2012
Bolton Wanderers continue to struggle at the bottom of the table as they host 7th place Liverpool in the English Premier League. The match will take place at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, England on Saturday, January 21, 2012. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 EST (USA Eastern), 17:30 GMT (UK time), and 18:30 CET (Central Europe).
Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool TV Listings
The match will be televised on Fox Soccer Channel (USA), ESPN (UK), C+ (France/Spain/Poland/Finland), Sky Sport (Germany/Italy), TV2 Sport PL (Denmark), Viasat (Sweden), SportKlub (Serbia/Slovenia/Croatia), Digi Sport (Hungary/Romania/Czech Republic/Slovakia), LIG TV (Turkey), Sport TV4 (Portugal), Rogers Sportsnet (Canada), and Abu Dhabi Sports (Middle East).
Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool Preview
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish
“(Bolton) They’ve had a tough time at home. They had a fantastic result at Everton, but then lost at Old Trafford. They’ve struggled a wee bit at home. Last season they were a wee bit more productive there, so we just hope that run continues.
“It’s not going to be easy for us. They’re fighting for their lives at the bottom of the league and we’ve got ambitions to try and move up the league, so it’s going to be a difficult game.”
“They’ve lost Gary Cahill (to Chelsea). I don’t know if they’ll replace him before the weekend, but they have been resilient under Owen Coyle in previous years. This year is probably the worst position they’ve been in since he came in. I’m sure they’ll be working hard to resolve that and we don’t want a backlash from them.”
Bolton manager Owen Coyle
“Globally, Liverpool are an elite club.
“[Not winning the Premier League] doesn’t affect their status, just as it never affected Manchester United’s status when they hadn’t won the championship for 26 years until Sir Alex Ferguson sorted it out.
“Kenny Dalglish is used to winning trophies and football can change from one year to another.
“Liverpool will deem it as a long time since their last championship but in that period, they have still won trophies, including the Champions League.
“Now they are on the verge of reaching the Carling Cup final, when they would be big favourites given a team from the Championship will be the opposition.
“There is no doubt Liverpool will always be amongst the honours.”
“I don’t think there is any doubt he (Carroll) will reproduce that [better] form. He is an outstanding young player.
“The thing is, when you get that kind of criticism you have to come through it with a smile on your face.
“It will serve him well. His quality is unquestioned. We have to make sure he doesn’t show it against us.”
Team EPL Stats
|Goals for *||1.1||1.0|
|Goals against *||2.4||1.0|
|Last 5 home||D-L-L-L-W||D-W-D-W-D|
|Last 5 away||L-W-W-L-L||L-D-W-L-W|
|* Goals per match – home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Goals||Ivan Klasnic 7||Luis Suárez 5|
|Assists||Ivan Klasnic 4||Charlie Adam 4|
|Yellows||Nigel Reo-Coker 5||Lucas 5|
|Reds||David Wheater 2||Charlie Adam 1|
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Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool Prediction
Liverpool wins 2-1
Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool Betting Odds
Bolton win – 5/1
Draw – 13/5
Liverpool win – 8/13