FootyMAD's Bolton Wanderers match preview

Last updated : 02 May 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bolton Wanderers v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Bolton Wanderers at Reebok Stadium on Wednesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 33 and win only 6 of the 52 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 26 MarMiddlesbrough4 - 3Bolton Wdrs.PREM
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

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 13 goals have been scored by the The Trotters in those games, with 7 conceded.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Boro have conceded 4 goals in these games, and only hit 1 in reply.

Bolton Wdrs.'s 52 points from 36 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 44 points from their 36 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bolton Wdrs.6114464

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. 7 games since last home draw.
Middlesbrough Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.