FootyMAD's Bolton Wanderers match preview

Last updated : 10 February 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Bolton Wanderers at Highbury on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, having won 34 and lost only 8 of the 57 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Highbury was just last season, in September 2004, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 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 28 JanBolton Wdrs.1 - 0ArsenalFAC
2005/2006Sat 03 DecBolton Wdrs.2 - 0ArsenalPREM
2004/2005Sat 12 MarBolton Wdrs.0 - 1ArsenalFAC
2004/2005Sat 15 JanBolton Wdrs.1 - 0ArsenalPREM
2004/2005Sat 18 SepArsenal2-2Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2003/2004Sat 20 MarArsenal2 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2003/2004Sat 20 DecBolton Wdrs.1 - 1ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. In this time, Gunners have rattled up an impressive 17 goals, and conceded 5.

Bolton Wdrs. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 40 points they have accumulated from 24 games. Bolton Wdrs.'s 38 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.

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

Arsenal may be coming up against a decent side in Bolton Wdrs., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Gunners. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Bolton Wdrs. Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.