FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 18 September 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bolton Wanderers v Stoke City fixture

Bolton Wdrs. prepare to entertain Stoke City at Reebok Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 40 games played, The Trotters have recorded 20 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 8 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Reebok Stadium was just last season, in August 2008, with Bolton Wdrs. running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
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
1994/1995Wed 03 MayStoke City1 - 1Bolton Wdrs.CHMP
1994/1995Sat 03 SepBolton Wdrs.4 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
1993/1994Tue 22 FebStoke City2 - 0Bolton Wdrs.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Bolton Wanderers have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

Stoke City's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Potters have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Bolton Wdrs. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 3 points from their 4 games thus far. Stoke City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 7 from their 5 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bolton Wdrs.6204686
Stoke City63125610

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the The Trotters at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Potters come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bolton Wdrs. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Stoke City Last drawn game 4 outings ago.