FootyMAD's Bolton Wanderers match preview

Last updated : 08 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Bolton Wanderers fixture

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.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 15 AugBolton Wdrs.0 - 1SunderlandPREM
2008/2009Sat 09 MayBolton Wdrs.0 - 0SunderlandPREM
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

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.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Bolton Wdrs. Not won in previous 6 away matches.
6 games since last defeat.