Date: 23rd December 2006 at 11:59pm
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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.

Vital Quotes:

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.

Match Prediction:

3-1 home win.

I’ve just got a feeling that we’ll provide the fans with some good old entertainment on Boxing Day.

Next Fixtures:

Bolton: Pompey – home
Newcastle: Everton – away

 

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