Bolton vs Tottenham: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on May 2, 2012

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Tottenham will look to consolidate their position in fourth when they play Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium on Wednesday night.

Only one point separates Spurs, Newcastle and Chelsea, and with the Geordies travelling to Stamford Bridge, tonights proceedings will go a long way in determining how the top six shapes up at the end of the season.

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Any slip up against Bolton could see Harry Redknapp’s men drop out of the Champions League places with only two games remaining. However, a win will not only put Tottenham firmly in control of fourth, it will also put them within touching distance of third placed Arsenal.

The Trotters remain in the bottom three but can leapfrog QPR if they avoid defeat tonight. They will be buoyed by the presence of midfielder Fabrice Muamba, who is expected to make his first public appearance after suffering a cardiac arrest at White Hart Lane in March, so it promises to be an emotional night at the Reebok.

Team news

Owen Coyle is likely to be without Gretar Steinsson after the full back missed Saturday’s draw with Sunderland through illness. Dedryck Boyata is in line to play should the Icelandic international miss out.

Nigel Reo-Coker picked up a minor knock at the weekend but is expected to be fit to play, but Darren Pratley remains on the sidelines after missing three games with a virus.

Lee Chung-Yong returned to training after missing the entire season with a broken leg, but isn’t ready to return to action just yet.

Harry Redknapp will have to make do without Scott Parker once again after the midfielder missed the 2-0 win over Blackburn with an achilles problem and hasn’t recovered in time to feature tonight. Sandro will continue to deputise after his impressive display on Sunday.

Aaron Lennon is also a doubt after picking up a knock late in the game against Blackburn, but is expected to be fit. However Louis Saha will miss out and join Niko Kranjcar, Tom Huddlestone, Michael Dawson and Benoit Assou-Ekotto on the sidelines.

Ledley King could come back in and replace William Gallas at the heart of defence.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Only Wolves have conceded more goals at home this season than Owen Coyles side and they haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last 12 games. However, Bolton always seem to step up their game when the big-boys come to town and they beat Spurs at the Reebok last season. So we can see the home side getting something from the game. Bolton 1-1 Tottenham.

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