FootyMAD's Bolton Wanderers match preview

Last updated : 12 January 2007 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 less than a year ago, in January 2006, with Bolton Wdrs. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 23 DecMan City0 - 2Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2005/2006Sat 21 JanBolton Wdrs.2 - 0Man CityPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Bolton Wanderers are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the The Trotters in those games, with 6 conceded.

The Sky Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Sky Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Bolton Wdrs. find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 39 points they have accumulated from 22 games. Man City's 29 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bolton Wdrs.650112615
Man City63126610

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the The Trotters. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Bolton Wdrs. Won 3 successive home games.
9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 11 .
Man City Undefeated in last 3 away games.
5 games since last defeat.