Newcastle won 2-0 at Swansea on Good Friday - while Bolton lost 3-0 against Fulham on Saturday.
And Coyle believes that extra day over the Easter weekend gives Alan Pardew's men a big advantage.
He said: "I would have preferred another day's rest - the same as Newcastle have had. And you've got teams playing on Tuesday and Wednesday.
"I would have loved an extra day so it was a level playing field - but there you go."