Sunderland prepare to entertain Bolton Wanderers at The Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Black Cats are clearly on top, having won 44 and lost only 12 of the 69 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Stadium of Light was just last season, in January 2009, the The Black Cats carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a F.A. Cup match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sat 15 Aug||Bolton Wdrs.||0 - 1||Sunderland||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 09 May||Bolton Wdrs.||0 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 03 Jan||Sunderland||2-1||Bolton Wdrs.||FAC|
|2008/2009||Sat 29 Nov||Sunderland||1 - 4||Bolton Wdrs.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 03 May||Bolton Wdrs.||2 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 29 Dec||Sunderland||3 - 1||Bolton Wdrs.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 18 Mar||Bolton Wdrs.||2 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.
The away form of Bolton Wdrs. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the The Trotters have hit 5 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 23 points from their 20 games played so far, Bolton Wdrs. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 18 points from their 18 games thus far.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Its a close one to call, but I think that The Black Cats's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Bolton Wdrs.. Home Win
|Sunderland||Unbeaten run of 3 matches.|
|Bolton Wdrs.||Not won in previous 6 away matches.|
6 games since last defeat.