Bolton v Blues Preview

Last updated : 02 November 2003 By Footymad Previewer

History of the Bolton Wanderers v Birmingham City fixture

Blues face Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 30 and win only 6 of the 52 games on Bolton soil.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2003, when Wanderers beat Blues in a high-scoring 4 - 2 thriller, in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 01 FebBolton4 - 2BirminghamPREM
2002/2003Sat 02 NovBirmingham3 - 1BoltonPREM
2000/2001Fri 13 AprBolton2 - 2BirminghamLD1
2000/2001Sat 04 NovBirmingham1 - 1BoltonLD1
1999/2000Sat 12 FebBirmingham2 - 1BoltonLD1
1999/2000Tue 05 OctBolton3 - 3BirminghamLD1
1998/1999Sun 21 FebBirmingham0 - 0BoltonLD1

Recent respective form guides

Bolton Wanderers are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Trotters in those games, with 5 conceded.

Blues have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 leaked at the wrong end.

Bolton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 8 points from 9 matches. Blues sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 16 points from their 9 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

Prediction ...

With Blues only showing average form on the road, we are of the opinion a draw at the Reebok Stadium will be a good result. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
BoltonUnbeaten in the last 12 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
BirminghamLost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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