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Match Preview: Swansea City vs Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers travel to Swansea looking for a distraction in turbulent times.

Swansea v Brentford - FA Cup Fifth Round Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Bolton Wanderers travel to Swansea City looking for a rare win to boost their survival hopes as off the field issues once again dominate the headlines. Wanderers have put in some better performances in recent weeks losing narrowly at Leeds United and beating play off chasing Birmingham City. Another win is a must, but will be a tall order.

Swansea have been in mixed form for much of what they will consider a disappointing season. Recent weeks have seen them thrash Brentford and edge past Millwall but also lose to Leeds and be spanked by Sheffield Wednesday. Which Swansea team shows up will be key, though they are unbeaten at the Liberty Stadium in 2019.

The last time these two teams played in the second tier in Wales was in 1981, Swansea ran out 3-0 winners that day. The most recent meeting between the two sides in Swansea saw City win 3-1 against a Bolton side containing club captain David Wheater in 2011.

The meeting earlier in the season ended 1-0 to an unimpressive looking Swansea. On that day, they looked unable to play their game when put under real pressure, and hopefully Wanderers will be able to take better advantage of that this time out.

Team news

Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet Championship Photo by George Wood/Getty Images

Leroy Fer will be missing for the home side having been injured for much of this calendar year.

Wanderers will be without Jason Lowe after he picked up his 10th booking of the season. They may though be boosted by the return of Luca Connell and Andrew Taylor. Otherwise, it is as you were with the Bolton squad.

Match odds

Swansea win - 8/15

Draw - 3/1

Bolton win - 11/2

Match prediction

Swansea will have enough to continue their unbeaten run at home. 2-1.