Remember me Reset Password


Tottenham vs Bolton Betting Odds – Spurs strike pair dominates at Bolton

Posted by Todd Shale on 2/11/2010 2:19:55 PM

Soccer odds – Pick Tottenham +120

Sports betting players can switch their focus from the Premiership to the FA Cup for this week’s English soccer action, and Tottenham will head to Bolton for a fifth-round fixture. Spurs have had problems at the Reebok in recent years, but with two of England’s top three strikers in the lineup, Tottenham will be able to end their jinx at Bolton.

Tottenham vs Bolton Betting Odds – Tottenham +120; Bolton +275; Draw +254

  • What: Soccer betting
  • When: Sunday, February 14, 8:30 AM ET
  • Where: The Reebok Stadium, Bolton, England
  • Key Stat: Spurs haven’t won in 10 trips to Bolton

The Storyline: Tottenham vs Bolton Betting Odds

Both teams would love to win this competition, as Tottenham hasn’t lifted the FA Cup since 1991, while Bolton has had a bit of a longer wait. The Wanderers haven’t won the FA Cup since 1958, although they made it to the semi-finals in 2000. Spurs needed a replay to beat Leeds in the fourth round after drawing 2-2 at home, going to Elland Road to win 3-1 in the second leg. Bolton blanked Sheffield United 2-0 to get here, but they’ve also got relegation in the Premiership to think about.

Offensive Matchups: Tottenham vs Bolton Betting Odds

Now that Robbie Keane is on loan at Celtic, manager Harry Redknapp has decided to go with the pair of Jermaine Defoe and Peter Crouch up front, with a steady supply from winger Aaron Lennon, who is hurt. All three are due to figure in England’s plans for the World Cup, and it’s a very productive trip. Defoe notched a hat trick against Leeds in the second leg.

It’s never a good sign when a defender leads your club in goals, but there’s Gary Cahill with seven in all competitions to pace Bolton. Too bad he’s out for the rest of the season with a blood clot in his arm. Bolton hasn’t scored in three matches since beating Sheffield, with goals from Gretar Rafn Steinsson and Johan Elmander. Ivan Klasic is out with a calf injury. Yes, things are that bad at the Reebok.

Betting Edge: Tottenham

Defensive Matchups: Tottenham vs Bolton Betting Odds

Spurs are generally pretty solid at the back despite injuries. Ledley King is playing himself back into shape, but it seems to be only a matter of time before their captain hurts himself again. Michael Dawson has to stay healthy as Jonathan Woodgate is no closer to returning to the lineup.

For a team that struggles offensively, you would think that Bolton would tighten up defensively. Well, they’ve allowed the fourth-most goals in the Premiership, and now they’ve lost Cahill, their best defender. Jussi Jaaskelainen is a capable goalkeeper, but his defense often leaves him outnumbered, and now it’s being led by Zat Knight. Sigh.

Betting Edge: Tottenham

Notable Injuries: Tottenham vs Bolton Betting Odds

Benoit Assou-Ekotto (groin) joins fellow defender Woodgate (groin) on the sidelines, as well as Lennon (groin) and Carlo Cudicini (wrist). Cahill (arm) and Gavin McCann (ankle) are long term, while Klasic (calf) may be back in two weeks.

Betting Edge: Draw

Totals: Tottenham vs Bolton Betting Odds

Only four of the last 10 meetings between these two have gone over the posted total in your sportsbook, but this includes the last two meetings, and given that there are some injuries at the back on both sides, this could be a game dominated by goals from set pieces.

Pick: Over 2.5

Betting Prediction: Tottenham vs Bolton Betting Odds

Bolton has won four and drawn three of their last 10 meetings with Spurs, and these two met on October 3rd at the Reebok. The fixture ended in a 2-2 draw, and Spurs have now gone 10 games without a win at Bolton, but they should end this streak on Sunday. With no Cahill in the lineup, the duo of Crouch and Defoe will be a handful for Bolton to handle. With Crouch’s aerial ability and Defoe’s instincts in the box, Tottenham shouldn’t have much trouble advancing.

Todd’s Pick: Tottenham +120

Check out Todd’s online betting tips and picks in the soccer world in BetOnline’s The Betting Edge each week.



↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!

↑ Back to top