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Match Preview: Bolton Wanderers

Posted: Fri 03 May 2013
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A Look Ahead To The Final Game Of The Season

The Seasiders make the short trip to Bolton tomorrow lunch-time for the final game of the season with the home side still having plenty to play for.

Ironically the match falls 60 years and two days after the sides met in the 1953 FA Cup Final at Wembley.

Blackpool are likely to be without the injured Alex Baptiste (hamstring) as they go in search of back-to-back wins for the first time since August.

A win for Bolton would all but secure their place in the play-offs, while a defeat would mean they would drop out of the top six as Nottingham Forest and Leicester City face one another.

Head-To-Head

Blackpool have faced Bolton Wanderers 93 times in competitive matches with The Seasiders winning 31, drawing 26 and losing 36.

Previous Meetings

Saturday 10 November 2012 - Blackpool 2-2 Bolton

Saturday 14 May 2011 - Blackpool 4-3 Bolton

Bolton Wanderers

Dougie Freedman may have one eye on what is going on elsewhere tomorrow with Wanderers aiming to clinch their place in the play-offs.

They occupy sixth spot at the moment, although just three goals separate them from Nottingham Forest in seventh who are also on 67 points.

Bolton have hit form at the right time, winning nine of their last 13 league games after having an indifferent start to the league season.

Stat Attack

- Blackpool have scored at least one goal in each of their last five away games.

- The Seasiders have conceded at least once in their last 14 away matches.

- Blackpool's most common away scoreline is 1-1, which has happened on six occasions this season.

- 70% of Bolton's points have been earned at home.

- Wanderers are undefeated in their last ten games at the Reebok Stadium.

Referee

Roger East (Wiltshire)

The last match involving The Seasiders that Mr East refereed was the 5-0 thumping of Leeds United at Elland Road in November 2011.

Two from Lomana Lua-Lua and a Jonjo Shelvey hat-trick handed Pool a resounding win.