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Newcastle United v Bolton – Match Preview

10 years ago

Newcastle United v Bolton

Monday 9 April 2012 3pm                                                                                                   

It might seem like a strange comment, as we have the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City still to play, but Monday’s match against Bolton could be our most difficult remaining fixture.

We are on a magnificent run of four straight wins but the injuries are really piling the pressure on our limited resources and hopefully if United can get through this match, the twelve day break before Stoke can give Alan Pardew the chance to regroup.

With Cheick Tiote likely to miss out with another niggle on his hamstring, it is everything crossed for Yohan Cabaye being available after also picking up a knock at Swansea.

Coloccini may be close to being available but it wouldn’t surprise me to see Pardew stick with Perch & Williamson who have done ok and give Colo the extra time to make sure he’s ok  for the last five matches.

As for other options, we could see one or more of Ryan Taylor, Abeid, Ferguson and Gosling involved. Gutierrez (hopefully alongside Cabaye) will have a big responsibility in helping to keep things together and will again be captain if Colo misses out.

Bolton were abysmal in the reverse fixture but are fighting for their lives and have recently beaten 3 of their fellow strugglers in recent times; beating Wolves, QPR and Blackburn, though they lost 3-0 at home to Fulham in their last match.

They have the second worst goal difference in the premier league but have managed to win five away matches with ten defeats and no draws!

The shocking case of Fabrice Muamba has naturally dominated the attention in recent times and their players will obviously be looking to take inspiration from his gradual recovery.

Newcastle United are a team in form and if our forwards are focussed then I can see them eventually taking Bolton apart if they repeat the composure and patience they showed at the Liberty Stadium.

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At the time of putting this together the prices on offer for our recommended bets were Newcastle to win 3-0 (14-1) and Newcastle to be drawing at half-time AND winning at full-time (4-1), all prices better than any other online bookmaker.

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