Blackpool vs Bolton Prediction: Trotters to edge this quarter-final

 | January 29 | 

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Blackpool take on Bolton Wanderers at Bloomfield Road in the quarter-finals of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy on Tuesday evening (19:00).

The hosts progressed to this stage by beating Burton Albion on home soil in the last round, while Bolton defeated Accrington Stanley away from home.

The two sides have already met once this term and Bolton were 1-0 victors at the Toughsheet Community Stadium. Who will come out on top in this one?

Blackpool vs Bolton Wanderers Betting Tips

  • Bolton and both teams to score - 4/1
  • Over 2.5 goals - 5/6

Match Odds

Blackpool are priced at 7/5 to win in 90 minutes. A draw can be backed at 11/5, while Bolton are 13/8 to take the victory.

Both teams to score can be backed at 4/6 and over 2.5 goals is on offer at 5/6.

Team News

The hosts are going to be without Jake Beesley and Kylian Kouassi for the visit of the Trotters.

Bolton will be without Randell Williams who is injured, and Gethin Jones, who is representing Australia at the Asian Cup.

Bolton and both teams to score @ 4/1

Bolton head into this clash off a thumping 4-1 victory at Carlisle United at the weekend which saw them move up into the second automatic promotion spot in League One, and they still have games in hand on the teams around them.

Ian Evatt will be delighted with how his players have been stepping up to the plate, and he will see Tuesday's match as a great way to continue their momentum as they look to win three matches on the bounce across all competitions.

The Tangerines were held to a draw with Charlton Athletic on home soil at the weekend, and they find themselves three points off the play-off places. They are not in favourable position as a result as there are teams above them who have games in hand.

Manager Neil Critchley may look to make some changes to his lineup for the Bolton clash so that he he can have his stars rested for their next league fixture against Stevenage.

Bolton will likely make alterations as well but this is where we think the gulf in class of the two squads will be on show. This does feel like it could indeed be a close contest but one that we fancy Bolton to come out on top.

Bolton and both teams to score at 4/1

Over 2.5 goals @ 5/6

While we are expecting this game to be a close contest between two top teams in the third tier, we do fancy there being some goals on show. Over 2.5 goals has been a winning selection in four of Blackpool's last six matches in all competitions, as well as three of Bolton's last six.

The Trotters have been involved in a couple low-scoring affairs of late too, as well as their win over Blackpool earlier in the campaign. But with both these sides going head-to-head in a cup quarter-final, we think that they will both rise to the occasion and put on a show for the spectators, especially when they know that they are edging closer to a final appearance at Wembley Stadium.

Over 2.5 goals at 5/6

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