FootyMAD's Bolton Wanderers match preview

Last updated : 08 May 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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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 13 of the 66 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in May 2008, with Bolton Wdrs. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 03 JanSunderland2 - 1Bolton Wdrs.FAC
2008/2009Sat 29 NovSunderland1 - 4Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2007/2008Sat 03 MayBolton Wdrs.2 - 0SunderlandPREM
2007/2008Sat 29 DecSunderland3 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2005/2006Sat 18 MarBolton Wdrs.2 - 0SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Mon 26 DecSunderland0 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2002/2003Sat 15 MarSunderland0 - 2Bolton Wdrs.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Bolton Wanderers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the The Trotters in those games, with 8 conceded.

In complete contrast to Bolton Wdrs., Sunderland are having a torrid time on their travels, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. The Black Cats have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 1 in reply.

Bolton Wdrs. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 39 points from their 35 games played so far, Sunderland are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 35 points from 35 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bolton Wdrs.6132986

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:
Bolton Wdrs. Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Sunderland Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 9 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.