FM Preview: Bolton Wanderers v Manchester City 22 May 2011

Footymad preview History of the Bolton Wanderers v Manchester City fixture

Manchester City face a trip to Bolton Wanderers at Reebok Stadium on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 61 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 15 wins, and Bolton Wanderers have come away with 30 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2009, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3-3 draw in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 04 Dec Man. City 1 - 0 Bolton Wdrs. Premier League
2009/2010 Tue 09 Feb Man. City 2 - 0 Bolton Wdrs. Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 12 Dec Bolton Wdrs. 3-3 Man. City Premier League
2008/2009 Sun 24 May Man. City 1 - 0 Bolton Wdrs. Premier League
2008/2009 Sun 02 Nov Bolton Wdrs. 2 - 0 Man. City Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 22 Mar Bolton Wdrs. 0 - 0 Man. City Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 15 Dec Man. City 4 - 2 Bolton Wdrs. Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Bolton Wanderers have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the The Trotters, with 5 goals against.

In complete contrast to Bolton Wanderers, Manchester City are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Sky Blues have conceded 9 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Bolton Wanderers's 46 points from 37 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

Manchester City's total of 68 points from their 37 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Bolton Wanderers 6 1 0 5 6 16 3
Manchester City 6 5 0 1 9 3 15

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Sky Blues out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Bolton Wanderers. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Bolton Wanderers 8 games since last home draw.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Manchester City 6 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 16 outings ago.

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