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Rupert Wyman 19th Dec 2011 - 15:23

Blackburn look Kean for three points

Blackburn manager Steve Kean will be hoping for three points against Bolton. Both teams are out of sorts and the future of the managers will depend on positive results over the festive period.

There have been rumours in the press that the losing manager will be sacked. Bolton are currently bottom of the league and Blackburn are one place and a point above them.

Coyle has the fans backing but at Ewood Park, they want Kean out. The Blackburn win is 6/5, the draw is 11/5 and a Bolton win is 12/5. Blackburn have been rocked by the news that they will be without one of their better players, Scott Dann.

Blackburn look a decent punt at 6/5, the players are clearly playing for their manager and Bolton have lost their last four away from home. Rovers were unlucky against Chelsea and have at times this season played well. They are not short on confidence like the Trotters, who have at times looked like the league's whipping boys.

Both clubs are short of talent up-front and under 2.5 goals is 21/20. It could be a cagey affair and I would rather back under the goals. Blackburn will be looking for a big performance from Yakubu. The Yak is 4/1 to grab the first goal and he was brought in by Steve Kean and he can get him out of trouble.

Bolton are struggling this season without their former on-loan star Daniel Sturridge and Jonas Elmander.  A Blackburn clean sheet is 17/10 but after losing Dann, I would not be interested at that price.

If you think that Bolton will rollover at Ewood Park, you can back Rovers - 1 goal at 5/2. Despite their lowly league position, Steve Kean's team have scored more goals than every other team in the bottom half of the table.

Striker Ivan Klasnic has been one of the few positives for Bolton this season. He is 13/2 to score the first goal. He has started eleven games in the league and scored seven goals.

The Match Winner is for a red card to be awarded, we have enhanced the price from 3/1 to 4/1. Both sides are dirty and other than Chelsea, they are the dirtiest teams in the league. The three points are what matters and it could be a rough match.

Kevin Davies is 8/1 to grab the first goal, he has only scored two goals min fifteen Premier League appearances this season and that is simply not good enough. The service he would have expected this season has been poor but he is not taking his chances.  He is one of the veterans at the club and his days could be numbered at the end of the season.



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