Bolton v West Brom

24 December 2010 11:24
Bolton midfielder Mark Davies is available on Boxing Day after serving a one-match suspension.Chung-Yong Lee is set to play his last game before linking up with the South Korea squad ahead of the Asian Cup in Qatar. [LNB]West Brom's leading goalscorer Peter Odemwingie will return after recovering from knee and calf injuries. [LNB]Chris Brunt continues to be troubled by a groin problem and will be nursed through the hectic festive schedule. [LNB][LNB]Bolton[LNB]Injured/unavailable: Cohen (compassionate leave), Davis & J O'Brien (both knee), Gardner (thigh), Samuel (calf) [LNB]West Brom[LNB]Doubtful: Brunt (groin) Injured: Olsson (ankle) [LNB][LNB] MATCH PREVIEW It has been a year that Bolton and West Brom can reflect on with pride.[LNB] The Christmas period...can often define how the rest of the season unfolds. We've done well over the first half of the season and now have to kick on Bolton defender Gary Cahill The Trotters have made great strides since Owen Coyle was appointed as manager in January, reaching their highest league position for four years and evolving their style of play. [LNB]Albion were promoted in the summer with a club-record points tally and have peaked as high as fourth in the Premier League, winning at Arsenal and earning a draw at Old Trafford. Having augmented their game in the reverse manner to Bolton by adding steel to their silk, West Brom spent Christmas above the Premier League's bottom four for the first time in their history. [LNB]A West Brom win on Boxing Day would leave them only a point adrift of their seventh-placed hosts and with a game in hand. Bolton lost for only the fourth time last weekend, when they were thwarted by the save of the season from Sunderland's Craig Gordon to deny Zat Knight. With back-to-back trips to Chelsea and Liverpool after this game, Wanderers will need to provide inspiration of their own over the Christmas period. [LNB][LNB] MATCH FACTS Head-to-head[LNB]• Seven of their nine Premier League meetings have been drawn, including the last four. [LNB]• Albion's only victory in their last 11 trips to Bolton came on 30 December 2000. [LNB] Have your say on this match Bolton[LNB]• Their only Boxing Day victory in the last seven attempts was 2-1 at home against Newcastle in 2006. [LNB]• They have scored 10 goals in the last 15 minutes of Premier League matches this season - more than any other club. [LNB]• The Trotters have conceded in all but one of their last 26 Premier League games, the exception being the goalless draw at home to Fulham on the opening day of the season. [LNB]• Gretar Steinsson's next appearance will be his 100th for the Trotters. [LNB]West Brom[LNB]• Albion have lost all four previous Premier League matches on Boxing Day, conceding 12 goals in total. [LNB]• They have lost five of their last eight league matches. [LNB]• The Baggies have conceded a goal in each of their last 15 league matches. Their only clean sheet this season came in the home victory against Sunderland on 21 August. [LNB]• Five West Brom players have been sent off this term, more than any other Premier League club. [LNB][LNB] LEADING GOALSCORERS [LNB]Bolton[LNB]Elmander: 8 goals (8 league); K Davies: 6 goals (6 league) [LNB][LNB]West Brom[LNB]Odemwingie: 6 goals (6 league); Tchoyi: 4 goals (3 league) [LNB][LNB] MATCH OFFICIALS Referee: Howard Webb [LNB]Assistant referees: Trevor Massey & Andy Garratt [LNB]Fourth official: Stuart Attwell [LNB][LNB] LAST LEAGUE MATCH LINE-UPS Bolton (L0-1 v Sunderland, a): Jaaskelainen; Ricketts, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Taylor (Moreno 83), Holden, Muamba (Cohen 83), Petrov (Klasnic 63), Elmander, K Davies. Subs not used: Bogdan, Steinsson, Blake, Lee. [LNB]West Brom (L1-2 v Aston Villa, a): Carson; Jara (Reid 87), Scharner, Tamas, Cech, Brunt, Dorrans, Tchoyi, Morrison (Miller 75), Thomas, Fortune (Cox 86). Subs not used: Myhill, Pablo, Shorey, Mulumbu.

Source: BBC_Sport