After a run of tough games against teams mainly towards the top of the division we find ourselves a couple of results off the relegation zone with an unsettled team, plenty of injuries and the rumblings of discontent amongst the fans.
The good news is that we've got a home game against a team that has struggled almost as much as us. Brighton are on the same points total (37) but are 8 goals better off than us.
The bad news is that they are coming off a good win against a much-improved Leeds side and will be confident they can score against our leaky defence which is conceding an average of three goals a game recently.
A must-win game? Not necessarily, but a win would go a long way to repairing confidence whilst a loss will probably see toys exiting prams like there's no tomorrow.
I have to believe we will win this. If we score first I think we can win by a couple or three. If they score first I think we'll eventually scrape a single goal victory.
Here are some statistics to help make your minds up on the match outcome!
The last 5 meetings between Bolton and Brighton:
Brighton 2-1 Bolton
Bolton 0-2 Brighton
Brighton 3-1 Bolton
Bolton 1-0 Brighton
Brighton 1-1 Bolton
Last 5 Brighton results (Championship):
Brighton 2-0 Leeds
Brighton 4-3 Birmingham
Sheff Weds 0-0 Brighton
Cardiff 0-0 Brighton
Brighton 2-3 Notts Forest
My prediction: 1-1
How do you all feel we will do?
Do you feel that it will be another shameful defeat?
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Author: karlypants & wanderlust