Date: 28th December 2007 at 11:42am
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Bolton travel to the smog enveloped badlands of Sunderland for yet another relegation six-pointer.

Vital Quotes: Mystic Megson

‘We spoke about our away form before the Everton game and about the conflict of results since I came in.’

Didn’t do much good, did it Gaz?

Sunderland Team News:

Nyron Nosworthy (hamstring) and Russell Anderson (ankle) are out. Kieran Richardson and Liam Miller are available after injury and suspension respectively.

Player to watch: Kenwyne Jones

Jones’s pace and aerial prowess could cause problems, as could his habit of throwing himself to the ground once he’s in the penalty area.

Bolton Team News:

Jussi Jaaskelainen is a doubt with a wrist injury. Maybe he really is what Bolton fans have been accusing him of being this season.

Player to watch: Nicolas Anelka

The Frenchman’s last game for Bolton, before being transferred simultaneously to 86 different clubs, if the media is to be believed. One of those clubs? Sunderland. You at the back, stop laughing.

Match Facts & Stats

The last game between these two at the Stadium of Light ended in a painfully drab 0-0 draw. It can’t be any worse this time. Can it?

Ref Watch:

Fool Dowd. Mr incompetence himself.

Match Prediction:

Home win. Sunderland will be keen to atone after the feeble capitulation to Manchester United. Bolton have been poor on the road, lacking attacking ideas and being easy to score against.

Next Fixtures:

Derby (H)


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