Bolton v Arsenal Feb 1st 2012 19:45
Despite finding themselves trapped in the relegation zone for nearly all of the first half of the 2011-12 Premier League campaign, Bolton are a big price with Ladbrokes as they now find themselves just outside the danger area after an impressive 3-1 win over Liverpool last week.
Surprisingly, the Trotters will go into their match against Arsenal as the in-form side, winning three and drawing one of their last six matches.
Arsenal are considerably worse off and in their last six matches, have the 15th worst form in the Premier League most recently losing at home to Manchester United.
The Gunners will travel to the Reebok Stadium just a day after concluding some business with their hosts after agreeing to loan winger Ryo Miyaichi to Owen Coyle’s side for the rest of the season.
With Chelsea stalling to a draw at the Liberty Stadium last night, fourth spot now looks far more achievable for Arsenal and Liverpool and the North London side will need to come away with three points if they are to stay a step ahead of fifth placed Liverpool.
After the long-protracted sale of Gary Cahill to Chelsea finally went through in January, Bolton signed New York Red Bull Tim Ream as a replacement and may hand the United States international his first start for the club tomorrow.
Owen Coyle will be happy to know that Arsenal currently have the worst away defence in the Premier league, conceding over two goals on average when not playing at the Emirates Stadium.
Ryo Miyaichi won’t feature against the Gunners but Bolton will be hoping to build on their victory over Liverpool and beat a second top five Premier League team in as many weeks.