FM Preview: Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers 24 Sep 2011

Last updated : 23 September 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers fixture

Bolton Wanderers face a trip to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Trotters will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 39 and win only 8 of the 64 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2010, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sun 24 Apr Bolton Wdrs. 2 - 1 Arsenal Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 11 Sep Arsenal 4-1 Bolton Wdrs. Premier League
2009/2010 Wed 20 Jan Arsenal 4 - 2 Bolton Wdrs. Premier League
2009/2010 Sun 17 Jan Bolton Wdrs. 0 - 2 Arsenal Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 10 Jan Arsenal 1 - 0 Bolton Wdrs. Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 20 Sep Bolton Wdrs. 1 - 3 Arsenal Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 29 Mar Bolton Wdrs. 2 - 3 Arsenal Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Arsenal 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, 7 to 5.

Bolton Wanderers have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. The Trotters's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Arsenal are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 4 points from 5 matches.

Bolton Wanderers are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 3 points from their 5 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Arsenal 6 3 1 2 12 15 10
Bolton Wanderers 6 2 0 4 8 14 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Arsenal 7 games since last home draw.
Bolton Wanderers 10 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 20 outings ago.

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