FootyMAD's Bolton Wanderers match preview

Last updated : 20 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bolton Wanderers v Manchester City fixture

Man City face a trip to Bolton Wanderers at Reebok Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sky Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2004, with Man City inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the The Trotters in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 18 SepMan City0 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2004/2005Mon 07 MarMan City0 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2004/2005Sat 18 DecBolton Wdrs.0 - 1Man CityPREM
2003/2004Sat 21 FebBolton Wdrs.1 - 3Man CityPREM
2003/2004Sat 18 OctMan City6 - 2Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2002/2003Sat 05 AprBolton Wdrs.2 - 0Man CityPREM
2002/2003Sat 30 NovMan City2 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Bolton Wanderers are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the The Trotters in those games, with 5 conceded.

The away form of Man City is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. The Sky Blues's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Bolton Wdrs.'s 33 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Man City's 31 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bolton Wdrs.6132686
Man City6213997

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Bolton Wdrs. Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Man City Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.