Thamesbank Tipster

Friday 23 November 2001

This weekend Fulham travel north to the Reebok Stadium to take on Bolton Wanderers in an intriguing clash.

Many pundits expected The Trotters to be this seasons Premiership whipping boys, but it hasn't worked out that way. From their opening day hammering of Leicester City, Bolton have continued their good form, and in the process have taken points from Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Leeds United amongst others, but will they be able to hold Tigana's men, who travel to the Reebok as one of the Premierships form teams?

These two sides met at The Reebok last season, during Fulhams record breaking 11 match winning start to the season. That day Fulham won 2-0, with Luis Boa Morte grabbing both goals. If you fancy a repeat of last years result, why not back your judgement at 12/1 . A £10 bet on history repeating itself would win you £120.

Boa Morte had turned from hero to villain by the time of the return at Craven Cottage, where he received his marching orders. There is certainly a bit of a history with this fixture, and the referee could certainly be quite busy on Saturday afternoon. The atmosphere will certainly be bubbling, and no doubt the tackles will be flying in.

If you think there could be a few early baths have a flutter on the "Lancashire Hot-Pot" Special at attractive odds of 12/1, a £10 stake could net you a tidy £120.

Louis Saha has found his form again after an indifferent spell, and he proved this against Newcastle to devastating effect, scoring one of the goals of the season so far. He will be eager to continue this against Bolton, and at odds of 9/2 to score the first goal, could be well worth a punt.

Strike partner Barry Hayles, or "Harry Bayles" as he is known by many around The Cottage, will also be keen to continue his superb form this season, and 7/1 to score the first goal seems good value.

Bolton striker Michael Ricketts has been a revelation for them this season. Many neutrals will probably fancy him for the first goal on Saturday (no chance!)

A good bet to score the first will be Sylvain "Monica" Legwinsky, who has scored in the last two games. Dangerous at set pieces, and a superb finisher, odds of 16/1 for the "Leg before Ricketts" Special seem favourable.

Lay a tenner to win £160 and you could be having a celebratory cigar on "Monica"

Lets hope the lads continue their good form of late and pick up another 3 points on Saturday. A nice treble with Chelsea losing to Blackburn, and QPR losing to Brentford (the lesser of two evils!) could give you an early Christmas present of £210 from a £10 stake - lovely jubbley as Del might say!

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