Bolton’s push to avoid relegation from the Premier League has intensified of late, with Owen Coyle’s side having won each of their last three outings in the top flight. The 3-2 success at Wolves last weekend moved Wanderers out of the drop zone and the Trotters seem comfortable at home at the Reebok Stadium, with their last home defeat in the league having come against Wigan way back on February 11.
Fulham are safely positioned in mid-table after a solid campaign and Martin Jol will be demanding that his players push on for the final few games and secure a top-half finish. Victory over Norwich last time out was the Cottagers first in four Premier League games and ended a miserable run of three successive defeats. Martin Jol’s side have picked up just two away wins all season - the joint-worst record of all the top flight clubs, along with Blackburn and Wolves - and were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United at Old Trafford on their most recent road trip.
• Bolton have won none of the last nine Premier League matches against Fulham (W0 D 4 L5).
• Fulham have won 11 matches against Bolton in the Premier League, more than against any other opponent.