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Last updated : 28 December 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Bolton Wanderers fixture

Bolton Wdrs. pack their bags to visit Sunderland at Stadium Of Light 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 lose 42 and win only 11 of the 66 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was within the last three years, in December 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 18 MarBolton Wdrs.2 - 0SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Mon 26 DecSunderland0 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2002/2003Sat 15 MarSunderland0 - 2Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2002/2003Tue 14 JanSunderland2 - 0Bolton Wdrs.FAC
2002/2003Sat 04 JanBolton Wdrs.1 - 1SunderlandFAC
2002/2003Mon 28 OctBolton Wdrs.1 - 1SunderlandPREM
2001/2002Tue 05 MarSunderland1 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. While The Black Cats have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Bolton Wdrs.'s away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the The Trotters have hit 6 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sunderland are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 14 points from their 19 games thus far. Bolton Wdrs. find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 17 points from their 19 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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 Sunderland. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Bolton Wdrs. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.