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  • 29 October 2011
  • • 15:00
  • • Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Referee: M. Clattenburg
  • • Attendance: 19477
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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


PROBABLE LINEUPS

SWANSEA CITY

Vorm
Rangel, Monk, Williams, Taylor
Dyer, Britton, Gower, Sinclair
Allen
Graham

BOLTON WANDERERS

Jaaskelainen
Boyata, Cahill, Wheater, Robinson
Eagles, Reo-Coker, Pratley, Petrov
Davies, Ngog
For the home side, Kemy Agustien is out with a hamstring injury, while Ferry Bodde and Steven Caulker (both knee) are sidelined as well. Stephen Dobbie (ankle) and Alan Tate (broken leg) are also recovering from their respective injuries and remain out of action.

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.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • 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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Players to watch

D. Graham

Position: Attacker

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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.

J. Jääskeläinen

Position: Goalkeeper

Games: 0

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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.

Editor's Prediction

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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Swansea City

Bolton Wanderers

Wins
1
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Swansea City AFC SWA
Swansea City AFC Swansea City
Draw
Bolton Wanderers FC BOL
Bolton Wanderers FC Bolton Wanderers
45%
35%
20%

Top 3 Predictions

Swansea City AFC SWA
1 - 1
Bolton Wanderers FC BOL
Swansea City AFC SWA
2 - 0
Bolton Wanderers FC BOL
Swansea City AFC SWA
2 - 1
Bolton Wanderers FC BOL

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