FootyMAD's Bolton Wanderers match preview

Last updated : 25 March 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Bolton Wanderers fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Bolton Wanderers at Riverside Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 55 games played, Boro have recorded 27 wins, and Bolton Wdrs. have come away with 14 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in November 2004, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 12 FebBolton Wdrs.0 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2004/2005Sun 07 NovMiddlesbrough1-1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2003/2004Sat 03 AprMiddlesbrough2 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2003/2004Sun 29 FebMiddlesbrough2 - 1Bolton Wdrs.LGEC
2003/2004Sat 13 SepBolton Wdrs.2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Sun 11 MayBolton Wdrs.2 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Sat 05 OctMiddlesbrough2 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.

The away form of Bolton Wdrs. is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the The Trotters have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 34 points from 29 matches. Bolton Wdrs.'s 48 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the Boro, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough 9 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Bolton Wdrs. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.