FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 15 August 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bolton Wanderers v Stoke City fixture

Bolton Wdrs. play host to Stoke City at Reebok Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 39 games played, The Trotters have recorded 19 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 8 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Bolton Wdrs. was more than a decade ago, in September 1996, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1996/1997Wed 29 JanStoke City1 - 2Bolton Wdrs.CHMP
1996/1997Sat 28 SepBolton Wdrs.1-1Stoke CityCHMP
1994/1995Wed 03 MayStoke City1 - 1Bolton Wdrs.CHMP
1994/1995Sat 03 SepBolton Wdrs.4 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
1993/1994Tue 22 FebStoke City2 - 0Bolton Wdrs.CHMP
1993/1994Sat 21 AugBolton Wdrs.1 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
1992/1993Tue 04 MayBolton Wdrs.1 - 0Stoke CityLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Bolton Wanderers are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Stoke City however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bolton Wdrs.63216611
Stoke City63217511

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Bolton Wdrs. only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Bolton Wdrs. 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Stoke City Undefeated in last 5 away games.
5 games since last defeat.