FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 03 March 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stoke City v Bolton Wanderers fixture

Bolton Wdrs. travel to take on Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Wednesday evening, 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 last time the two teams met at Stoke City was more than a decade ago, in January 1997, with Bolton Wdrs. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Potters in a League Division One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 16 AugBolton Wdrs.3 - 1Stoke CityPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Stoke City have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 4 in the wrong end.

The away form of Bolton Wdrs. is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the The Trotters have hit 5 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Stoke City are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 26 points from their 27 games thus far. Bolton Wdrs.'s 33 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stoke City61237115
Bolton Wdrs.63128910

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the The Trotters out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Stoke City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Stoke City Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Bolton Wdrs. Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.