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Last updated : 02 May 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland fixture

Bolton Wdrs. are ready to welcome Sunderland to Reebok Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Trotters are clearly on top, having won 34 and lost only 13 of the 65 games.

The previous match played between the two at Reebok Stadium was within the last three years, in March 2006, with Bolton Wdrs. running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 29 DecSunderland3 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
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

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. The The Trotters's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Sunderland have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the The Black Cats have hit 4 goals, 7 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Bolton Wdrs. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 33 points from 36 matches. Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 39 points from their 36 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Bolton Wdrs.'s indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Sunderland. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bolton Wdrs. Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Sunderland 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.