Swansea City - Bolton Wanderers Preview: Brendan Rodgers' men looking to prolong 13-game unbeaten home run
First meeting between the two sides in a top-flight game, with the visitors having a historical advantage after going unbeaten in nine of their last 10 meetings in the league
By Adithya Ananth
Rangel, Monk, Williams, Taylor
Dyer, Britton, Gower, Sinclair
Boyata, Cahill, Wheater, Robinson
Eagles, Reo-Coker, Pratley, Petrov
Owen Coyle may miss the services of Marcos Alonso, who is believed to still be recovering from a foot injury. Dedryck Boyata is a doubt after sustaining an ankle injury against Sunderland, while Sean Davis is yet to make a return after a protracted knee injury.
Stuart Holden fell prey to a serious knee injury against Manchester United at Old Trafford, and is not expected to return until next March. Chung-Yong Lee and Tyrone Mears are also sidelined, as both players recover from a broken leg.
Meanwhile, Sam Ricketts suffered an Achilles problem that needed surgery. He has made progress in his recovery, but is expected to be unavailable for this fixture.
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- Swansea City have never played Bolton Wanderers in the top-flight in all their history.
- The hosts have beaten the Trotters only once in the last 10 league meetings between the two sides. That victory was back in 1988.
- Brendan Rodgers' men are currently on an unbeaten run of 13 league games at the Liberty Stadium.
- Bolton Wanderers have conceded 24 goals so far in the league this season. No other team has shipped in more.
- The visitors have also had trouble keeping clean sheets, as they have managed only one in their last 15 matches in the Premier League.
- Owen Coyle's men are currently struggling in the relegation zone after losing seven of their last eight league games.
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Top 3 Predictions
Swansea City 1-1 Bolton Wanderers
- 23.85 %
Swansea City 2-0 Bolton Wanderers
- 16.15 %
Swansea City 2-1 Bolton Wanderers
- 13.08 %
|Premier League (EPL)||21 Apr 2012||Bolton Wanderers 1 - Swansea City 1|
|FA Cup (FA)||28 Jan 2012||Bolton Wanderers 2 - Swansea City 1|
|Premier League (EPL)||29 Oct 2011||Swansea City 3 - Bolton Wanderers 1|
|19 May 2013||Swansea City 0 - Fulham 3||EPL|
|12 May 2013||Manchester United 2 - Swansea City 1||EPL|
|7 May 2013||Wigan Athletic 2 - Swansea City 3||EPL|
|4 May 2013||Swansea City 0 - Manchester City 0||EPL|
|28 Apr 2013||Chelsea FC 2 - Swansea City 0||EPL|
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The forward has scored three goals in his last three appearances in the Premier League, and will likely be looking forward to facing the team with the worst defensive record.
The veteran goalkeeper has been let down by his defence on many an occasion this season, and will need to put in a good performance to give his side hope of grabbing some points.
Both teams are meeting each other for the first time in the top flight, and Bolton's recent run coupled with the Swansea's record in their own backyard points towards a home win. But the Trotters are due a bit of luck, and their efforts on the training ground might pay off against the new boys, with a draw seeming the most likely result.
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