FootyMAD's Bolton Wanderers match preview

Last updated : 11 February 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bolton Wanderers v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Bolton Wanderers at tea-time on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 33 and win only 6 of the 51 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2003, with Bolton running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 07 NovMiddlesbrough1 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2003/2004Sat 03 AprMiddlesbrough2 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2003/2004Sun 29 FebMiddlesbrough2 - 1Bolton Wdrs.LC
2003/2004Sat 13 SepBolton Wdrs.2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Sun 11 MayBolton Wdrs.2 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Sat 05 OctMiddlesbrough2 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2001/2002Sat 19 JanMiddlesbrough1 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Bolton Wanderers have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three. These low-scoring games have seen just five goals scored and conceded.

The away form of Middlesbrough is pretty dire, accumulating just one victory and one draw from their last six matches. While the Boro have hit seven goals, 14 have hit the back of their net.

Bolton's 39 points from 26 games has pushed them to 7th. Middlesbrough find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 40 points they have accumulated from their 26 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bolton Wdrs.660010218

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Bolton Wdrs.Unbeaten in last 3 home games.
Won their latest 7 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
MiddlesbroughLost previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.