Premier League: Bolton v Manchester United Team News
Manchester United are not in the best of form but visit the Reebok Stadium looking to gain maximum points and reduce Chelsea’s gap at the top of the Premier League.
Online bookmakers are offering free bets to new customers and cash back special offers on the lunchtime Premier League game between Bolton and Manchester United on Sunday.
United are not wanting for goals but Sir Alex Ferguson must find a way plug the defensive leaks that have flushed away valuable leads in previous games.
While Dimitar Berbatov is the Red Devils man of the moment following his hat-trick against Liverpool, fellow striker Wayne Rooney has enjoyed success against Bolton scoring six times in his last four games against the Trotters.
Rooney is available at odds of 15/4 with bet365 to score the first goal at the Reebok while bwin offer 4/1 for Berbatov to be first name on the score sheet.
Owen Coyle’s side has suffered just one Premier League defeat this season when going down 4-1 to Arsenal at the Emirates but have failed to find winning form in front of the home fans.
With United having done the double over Bolton for the last two seasons, Coyle will be pleased to come away with a draw, Betfred are offering odds of 10/3 for Bolton to earn a point from the game.
Coyle brings back front man Kevin Davies and keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen who were suspended for the midweek Carling Cup defeat against Coyle’s former club Burnley.
Central defender Andy O’Brien is still recovering from an ankle injury and Gary Cahill serves the last of his three match ban, leaving full back Sam Ricketts to cover in the middle of defence.
Joey O’Brien and Sean Davis are sidelined with knee injuries while veteran midfielder Gavin McCann has an ankle problem.
Rio Ferdinand was given a run out for United against Scunthorpe in the Carling Cup during the week and he is likely to keep his place as Ferguson looks to tackle his defensive problems.
Jonny Evans is expected to make way for the skipper’s return to Premier League action while winger Antonio Valencia has been added to United’s injury list joining midfielders Michael Carrick and Owen Hargreaves.
Possible starting lineups:
BOLTON: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Knight, Ricketts, Robinson, Lee, Muamba, Holden, Petrov, Elmander, K Davies.
MAN UTD: Van der Sar, O’Shea, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Fletcher, Scholes, Giggs, Berbatov, Rooney.