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Match Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs Swansea City

Wanderers welcome Swansea for the first time since 2012 looking to end a dismal run of form.

Swansea City v Blackburn Rovers - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

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.

Team News

West Bromwich Albion v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

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 City v Chelsea - Premier League Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

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.

Match Odds

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

Match Prediction

Wanderers’ slump will continue, 2-0 Swansea.