So Bolton Wanderers have gone from a remarkable start to the season to a desperate need for points. Swansea City have made a solid start without really setting the league alight on their return to the second tier after seven years in the top flight.
Swansea’s form has been mixed in recent weeks with two wins and two losses. This includes falling to a 2-1 defeat to Rotherham United.
Wanderers of course are on a horrible run of form which I believe is now at one win in twelve with three draws thrown into the mix.
Swansea’s mixed form has kept them around the play off places, currently three points outside them. Bolton’s run has left them just one point and one place above the bottom three.
Wanderers have only once lost at home to Swansea, back in the 1980s.
There is talk of Sammy Ameobi being back in contention following his injury against QPR. This is a welcome boost for Phil Parkinson and Bolton who have clearly missed his pace and ability to affect the game. Expect him to at least make the bench if available.
News on Stephen Ireland’s whereabouts is thin on the ground as he moves towards match fitness. Jason Lowe returns from suspension (or maybe he did against Hull City who remembers) with Wanderers otherwise having the usual suspects to choose from.
Swansea are set to welcome back some bloke called Wilfred Bony who I had completely fogotten exists after his bizzare move to Manchester City. He has been out for nine months so will lack match fitness.
Otherwise Swansea have no new injury concerns as far as I can see.
Bolton win - 13/5
Draw - 11/5
Swansea win - 23/20
#GetAPrice - Swansea to win either half, Swansea Over 1.5 goals in the match and Swansea to keep a clean sheet - 9/2
Wanderers’ slump will continue, 2-0 Swansea.