FM Preview: Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland 07 May 2011

Last updated : 06 May 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland face a trip to Bolton Wanderers at Reebok Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Black Cats will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 35 and win only 14 of the 68 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in August 2009, with Sunderland inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the The Trotters in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 18 Dec Sunderland 1 - 0 Bolton Wdrs. Premier League
2009/2010 Tue 09 Mar Sunderland 4 - 0 Bolton Wdrs. Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 15 Aug Bolton Wdrs. 0-1 Sunderland Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 09 May Bolton Wdrs. 0 - 0 Sunderland Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 03 Jan Sunderland 2 - 1 Bolton Wdrs. F.A. Cup
2008/2009 Sat 29 Nov Sunderland 1 - 4 Bolton Wdrs. Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 03 May Bolton Wdrs. 2 - 0 Sunderland Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Bolton Wanderers are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the The Trotters, with 3 goals against.

In complete contrast to Bolton Wanderers, Sunderland are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the The Black Cats have hit 4 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Bolton Wanderers lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 46 points from their 35 games so far.

Sunderland find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 41 points from their 35 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Bolton Wanderers 6 2 0 4 6 12 6
Sunderland 6 1 0 5 6 17 3

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Trotters, as the The Black Cats have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Bolton Wanderers 7 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Sunderland Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.

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