Michael Owen predicts Liverpool v Bolton Wanderers

Michael Owen looks ahead to today’s FA Cup fourth-round tie between Liverpool and Bolton Wanderers at Anfield.

Michael Owen has backed Liverpool to win today’s FA Cup fourth-round tie against Bolton Wanderers at Anfield on Betvictor.com.

The former Liverpool striker believes that Brendan Rodgers’s side will have too much for their Championship opponents, although he does not expect the Trotters to be easy pushovers.

The Reds were excellent against Chelsea midweek and if they play with the same intensity then I expect them to have too much for a Bolton side who have improved out of all recognition for new manager Neil Lennon,” the 35-year-old wrote on Betvictor.com.

“Liverpool will certainly know they have been in a game come Saturday evening but I expect them to have too much class and pace for the Championship side.”

Liverpool will indeed head into today’s tie as favourites and have the better team, but much will depend on how Rodgers line ups his side.

If Rodgers chooses to use some of his fringe players for today’s game, then Bolton will certainly fancy their chances of at least earning themselves a replay.

Neil Lennon’s team will head into the encounter at Anfield on the back of a 2-1 away victory over Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship, which saw them remain unbeaten in the New Year Year.

Liverpool are also in great form at the moment and are unbeaten in 2015 as well, but they cannot get complacent against Bolton.

The Merseyside outfit should find it relatively easy if they score an early goal in spite of the changes Rodgers is likely to make.

However, if Bolton score first and Liverpool find themselves on the backfoot, then an upset could be on the cards at Anfield.

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