FootyMAD's Bolton Wanderers match preview

Last updated : 16 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United fixture

Man. Utd. face a trip to Bolton Wanderers at Reebok Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 55 games played, Red Devils have recorded 16 wins, and Bolton Wdrs. have come away with 25 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2007, the The Trotters carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 27 SepMan. Utd.2 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2007/2008Wed 19 MarMan. Utd.2 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2007/2008Sat 24 NovBolton Wdrs.1 - 0Man. Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sat 17 MarMan. Utd.4 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2006/2007Sat 28 OctBolton Wdrs.0 - 4Man. Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 01 AprBolton Wdrs.1 - 2Man. Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 31 DecMan. Utd.4 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Bolton Wanderers's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While The Trotters have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Man. Utd. however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Just 5 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 1 have been let in at the wrong end.

Bolton Wdrs. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 23 points from their 21 games played so far, Man. Utd. sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 44 points from their 20 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bolton Wdrs.61055123
Man. Utd.65019115

FootyMad's prediction ...

Red Devils have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Reebok Stadium with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bolton Wdrs. 7 games since last home draw.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Man. Utd. 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.