The two most impressive teams on the opening weekend of the Premier League season clash at the Reebok Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with Bolton Wanderers hoping to put an almighty dent in Manchester City’s dream of winning the title this term.
Owen Coyle’s side ran riot at Loftus Road last weekend, with the result rarely in doubt once Gary Cahill had strode purposefully forward before firing home the opening goal from the edge of the penalty area.
Bolton are getting closer to keeping their star defender until January at least and you can get 4/1 (Ladbrokes – £50 free bets) that the home side claim victory against a Manchester City team that were struggling to get the ball off Swansea City during the first half of last Monday’s clash.
However, Roberto Mancini’s men gradually worked their way into the game and a 4-0 victory demonstrated that City have the attacking weaponry to make it a very memorable campaign. There are a few firms still holding 5/6 (bet365 – £200 free betting) that the visitors continue their impressive start to the season by collecting three points here.
It will be interesting to see whether Sergio Aguero starts his first Premier League after the Argentine produced a breathtaking cameo substitute appearance by scoring two goals against the Swans and laying another on a plate for David Silva. The bookies go 9/2 about the former Atletico Madrid player breaking the deadlock.
There is no certainty that Aguero will start against the Trotters, with Edin Dzeko (11/2 Blue Square) likely to be picked again and David Silva (9/1 Ladbrokes) also looks overpriced based on how many chances came his way against Swansea. Joleon Lescott is a threat from set pieces and bet365 offer 28/1.
Bolton will be hoping that Kevin Davies (10/1 Stan James) can hold the ball up and bring others into play and if you fancy the home side to get at least a draw from this match, there are worse bets than Wanderers at 5/2 (Ladbrokes) on the Draw No Bet market.