FM Preview: Bolton Wanderers v Cardiff City 03 Nov 2012

Last updated : 02 November 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Bolton Wanderers v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City travel to take on Bolton Wanderers at Burnden Way at tea-time on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bluebirds will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 21 and win only 7 of the 35 games.

The last time the two teams met at Bolton Wanderers was more than a decade ago, in December 1999, the Trotters carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a F.A. Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
1999/2000 Tue 21 Dec Bolton Wdrs. 1-0 Cardiff City F.A. Cup
1989/1990 Sat 20 Jan Bolton Wdrs. 3 - 1 Cardiff City Third Division
1989/1990 Sat 19 Aug Cardiff City 0 - 2 Bolton Wdrs. Third Division
1988/1989 Sat 14 Jan Cardiff City 1 - 0 Bolton Wdrs. Third Division
1988/1989 Sat 03 Sep Bolton Wdrs. 4 - 0 Cardiff City Third Division
1987/1988 Fri 15 Apr Cardiff City 1 - 0 Bolton Wdrs. Fourth Division
1987/1988 Sat 22 Aug Bolton Wdrs. 1 - 0 Cardiff City Fourth Division

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Recent respective form guides

Bolton Wanderers have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Trotters in those games, with 8 conceded.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Bluebirds's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Bolton Wanderers find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 15 points from their 13 matches.

Cardiff City are leading the way in the npower Championship, with their 13 games giving them a return of 28 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Bolton Wanderers 6 1 2 3 9 11 5
Cardiff City 6 5 0 1 14 6 15

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Bluebirds of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Burnden Way with Cardiff City coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Bolton Wanderers Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Cardiff City 6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.

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