FM Preview: Stoke City v Bolton Wanderers 15 Jan 2011

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History of the Stoke City v Bolton Wanderers fixture

Bolton Wdrs. face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Trotters 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 April 2010, with Bolton Wdrs. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Potters in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 16 OctBolton Wdrs.2 - 1Stoke CityPREM
2009/2010Sat 17 AprStoke City1 - 2Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2009/2010Sat 19 SepBolton Wdrs.1 - 1Stoke CityPREM
2008/2009Wed 04 MarStoke City2 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2008/2009Sat 16 AugBolton Wdrs.3 - 1Stoke CityPREM
1996/1997Wed 29 JanStoke City1 - 2Bolton Wdrs.CHMP
1996/1997Sat 28 SepBolton Wdrs.1 - 1Stoke CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Stoke City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.

The away form of Bolton Wdrs. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the The Trotters have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Stoke City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 27 points from their 21 games played so far, Bolton Wdrs.'s total of 30 points from their 22 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stoke City6213667
Bolton Wdrs.6213657

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Bolton Wdrs. on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Stoke City. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Stoke City Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Bolton Wdrs. Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.