Some bookmakers are quoting odds-on that Blackburn win on Tuesday night, although they have done little to justify odds of 10/11 when you consider that Rovers have won just two of their 16 games so far this season.
Steve Kean’s men have taken a maximum haul against Arsenal and Swansea (where they scored four goals on each occasion) although their other six matches at Ewood Park have ended in defeat and the latest of these took place on Saturday when West Brom won by a 2-1 scoreline.
Kean has retained the support of club owners Venky’s throughout the campaign although their patience is surely wearing thin and perhaps this is the last chance the Scot has to force them into a rethink. Bet365 (£200 free bets) offer 11/10 if you think the home side can land all three points.
There is an argument to say they will win simply because Rovers are playing at home against a Bolton side who have been even worse than them this season. Wanderers can’t buy a win at the moment and 13 of their 16 matches have been lost.
Owen Coyle is looking like a desperate man although a smile will return to his face if the visitors can oblige at odds of 11/4 (Paddy Power – £100 free betting) just as they did earlier this season at QPR and Wigan.
When it comes to First Goalscorer betting, it could be worth considering one of the central defenders to score from a set piece, with Chris Samba on offer at 16/1 and Gary Cahill available at 33/1 for the visitors.
Neither team will want to draw this match, but then again, neither team want to occupy 19th and 20th position in the Premier League and this is exactly where they are right now. So perhaps the 11/5 about the match ending all square should be the bet to have.