Two of the Premiership’s form sides come face to face at the Reebok Stadium on Boxing Day. Both have started the Christmas programme with a win, with Bolton’s away victory at Manchester City being matched by Newcastle’s impressive home demolition of Spurs.
It’s a tale of two strikers as well, with both Anelka and Martins in top form for their respective clubs. Bolton have already beaten Newcastle at St James’s Park, where a second half Dioufy brace sealed the three points. The Wanderers will be looking to do a priceless double over their Tyneside visitors.
After a poor start, Newcastle have rallied and will prove a stern test for the Wanderers.
Bolton Wanderers Team News:
Diouf was pulled off against City with a hamstring injury. He’ll need to prove his fitness before the Boxing Day clash. Kev Davies returns from suspension.
Player to watch: Nicolas Anelka
Wow, this boy’s hot at the moment. He’ll want to carry on scoring and that is good news for Bolton.
Newcastle United Team News:
Where do you start with Newcastle’s injury list. Check back on the morning of the game to find out who’s injured themselves on a cracker on Christmas Day!
Player to watch: Obafemi Martins
Another striker on fire.
Match Facts & Stats
In recent years, the games have gone with the home side. Bolton’s away win this season has scuppered that neat statistic.
3-1 home win.
I’ve just got a feeling that we’ll provide the fans with some good old entertainment on Boxing Day.
Bolton: Pompey – home
Newcastle: Everton – away