FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 16 October 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester United v Bolton Wanderers fixture

Bolton Wdrs. face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford 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 just last season, in September 2008, with Man. Utd. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 17 JanBolton Wdrs.0 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
2008/2009Sat 27 SepMan. Utd.2 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2007/2008Wed 19 MarMan. Utd.2 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2007/2008Sat 24 NovBolton Wdrs.1 - 0Man. Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sat 17 MarMan. Utd.4 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2006/2007Sat 28 OctBolton Wdrs.0 - 4Man. Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 01 AprBolton Wdrs.1 - 2Man. Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Red Devils in those games, with 7 conceded.

The The Trotters have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The The Trotters's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.

Man. Utd.'s total of 19 points from their 8 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Bolton Wdrs. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 8 points from their 7 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.651012616
Bolton Wdrs.6321131011

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Red Devils. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man. Utd. Unbeaten in the last 14 home games.
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
Bolton Wdrs. 3 successive away victories.
6 games since last away draw.
6 games since last defeat.