Everton v Bolton preview, team news & odds

Updated: January 4, 2012

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A win for either side is the priority for Everton and Bolton as they meet in their Premier League clash at Goodison Park on Wednesday night, kick of 8.00pm.

Both sides come into the game in patchy form. Everton have won two out of their last four, while Bolton, currently bottom of the league table, have lost one and drew on in their last two games, including a 2-0 defeat at home to Newcastle over the Christmas period.

The game could also see Landon Donovan make his first appearance back in the Everton blue since he rejoined the club in a two month loan deal from LA Galaxy. The American is excited to be back and looking forward to showcasing his talents once again in the Premier League.

“I’m more experienced and a better player than I was two years ago,” he said. “Before you get to the end of your career, mentally you get better and better.

“I feel I have grown a lot over the last two years. I’ve had a World Cup and I feel these may be the best few years of my career.

“Nothing is ever going to be the same, I’m hoping it’s better but I just want to come and enjoy the experience,” he added.

While Donovan is expected to feature Seamus Coleman, Marouane Fellaini (abductor) and Drenthe are expected to miss out.

Owen Coyle has his own selection headaches to worry about too. While he will have been delighted that Sam Ricketts made a scoring return for Bolton against Wolves after missing 11 months with an Achilles tendon injury, he is still without Stuart Holden, Chung-Yong Lee, Tyrone Mears and Ricardo Gardner, who are all on a lengthy injury list at the Reebok.

The verdict goes to Everton. However given Bolton’s need for any points at the moment this game will surely be a close one. Everton to win 2-1 which is currently 9.4 on Betfair. Click here for the latest match betting from Betfair

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