FootyMAD's Bolton Wanderers match preview

Last updated : 14 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Bolton Wanderers at Reebok Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 56 games played, Gunners have recorded 12 wins, and Bolton Wdrs. have come away with 26 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 18 SepArsenal2 - 2Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2003/2004Sat 20 MarArsenal2 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2003/2004Sat 20 DecBolton Wdrs.1 - 1ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Sat 26 AprBolton Wdrs.2 - 2ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Sat 21 SepArsenal2 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2001/2002Mon 29 AprBolton Wdrs.0 - 2ArsenalPREM
2001/2002Sat 22 SepArsenal1 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Bolton Wanderers's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While The Trotters have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.

Arsenal's away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Gunners's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Bolton Wdrs. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 27 points from their 22 games played so far, Arsenal sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 48 points from their 22 games.

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

Arsenal are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bolton Wdrs. Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Arsenal 3 successive away victories.
6 games since last away draw.
10 games since last defeat.