Bolton vs Luton Prediction: Trotters to flatten hapless Hatters

 | January 15 | 

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Tuesday night (Jan 16th) sees League One Bolton host Premier League outfit Luton in their FA Cup third round replay, with the Trotters looking to complete a shock result over their higher-division counterparts.

Since battling to a goalless draw at Kenilworth Road, Bolton have progressed in the EFL Trophy with victory over Accrington and have also seen their league game with Cheltenham abandoned on Saturday.

The Hatters picked up another valuable point at Turf Moor at the weekend, with a last-gasp header from Carlton Morris securing a 1-1 draw with Burnley.

Bolton vs Luton Tips

  • Bolton to win @ 13/8
  • Dion Charles to score anytime @ 6/4 

Match Odds

Ian Evatt’s Bolton are 13/8 to take a Premier League scalp in 90 minutes, whereas Rob Edwards’ Luton can be backed to avoid an early exit at 6/4.

A draw within 90 minutes has odds of 13/5, while Elijah Adebayo is the most likely Hatters player to find the net at 13/8.

Team News

Centre-back George Johnston is the only long-term absentee for Evatt, who should have close to a full squad to choose from.

Aaron Morley and Cameron Jerome both netted at Accrington in the EFL Trophy and both could push for another start, while top-scorer Dion Charles will also be in contention to lead the line at the Toughsheet Community Stadium.

Luton will be without Issa Kabore after he joined up with Burkina Faso for the Africa Cup of Nations, while striker Jacob Brown’s fitness will be assessed as he recovers from knee surgery.

They join Tom Lockyer and Marvelous Nakamba as the missing members of Rob Edwards’ squad, while fringe players Tim Krul, Jordan Clark and Cauley Woodrow could all feature for the Hatters.

Bolton to win @ 13/8

A shock exit for a Premier League side seems overdue in this competition, with only Burnley and Arsenal suffering elimination at this stage after defeats to fellow top division sides going into this round of replay fixtures.

Third tier outfit Bolton will feel confident that they can write their names in the FA Cup history books, having lost just two of their last 19 games in all competitions.

The Trotters have also won eight of their last nine home games, with only Blackpool boasting a better home record than Bolton in their division.

Luton have been on the receiving end of shock results recently, crashing out to League Two Grimsby in this competition last year as well as losing 1-0 to fellow third tier side Exeter in the League Cup back in September.

The Hatters have been victorious just twice on the road, and so may struggle to return to winning ways on Tuesday night.

Bolton to win vs Luton

Dion Charles to score anytime @ 6/4

Neither side were able to break the deadlock in the initial meeting over a week ago, and the replay is also likely to be a tight affair.

However, the Trotters have been deadly in front of their own fans with the Greater Manchester side failing to score in just one of their 20 games this season.

Top scorer Dion Charles will be expected to continue this record in this encounter, with the Northern Ireland international netting 13 times in the league.

Dion Charles to score at any time Bolton vs Luton

Football Betting tips from Betfred Insights.

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