Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(43) 31 Goals 28 (42)
(26) 20 Assists 22 (30)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
28.5 Average Age 29.7
182.7 Average Height (cm) 185.5
(1) 1 Shots pg 1.2 (0.9)
(42%) 39% Aerial Duel Success 49% (51%)
(0.5) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.5)
(1.8) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Marcos Angeleri Out N/A
Titus Bramble Out 7.11
Wes Brown Out 6.93
Kieran Richardson Out 6.84
Connor Wickham Out 6.37
Craig Gardner Out 6.79
Lee Cattermole Doubtful 6.84
Player Reason Status Rating
Ricardo Gardner Out 6.28
Stuart Holden Out N/A
Fabrice Muamba Out 6.76
Tyrone Mears Out 6.67
Lee Chung-Yong Out 6.1
Joe Riley Doubtful 6.89
Darren Pratley Doubtful 6.33

Team News

  • Craig Gardner is suspended for one match after he was sent off against former club Aston Villa, while Lee Cattermole is still a doubt.
  • David Vaughan will therefore hope to start in midfield alongside Jack Colback.
  • Kieran Richardson is injured so Phil Bardsley will continue to deputise at left-back with John O'Shea on the right.
  • Bolton will be in buoyant mood after coming from behind to beat Villa last time out and will see an away day at struggling Sunderland as an ideal chance to claim back-to-back wins.
  • They have no fresh injury concerns, so the only change could see Kevin Davies partner Ngog after making an impact having replaced Miyaichi at half time on Tuesday.

Prediction

  • Sunderland are without a goal in 4 matches now, and without a win in 5 in the league, so Bolton will want to try and get all 3 points this weekend in their fight for survival.
  • The Black Cats have, however, won their last 5 matches against Bolton and have been solid enough at the back, so this should be a tight game with neither side having a prolific goalscorer this season.
  • A win would almost certainly lift Coyle's side out of the bottom three which would be a great goal to reach with a game in hand to count on over their fellow strugglers.
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