As West Ham fans will tell you of Kevin Davies, there is nothing worse than when one player keeps coming back to haunt you - every season - without fail.
With that in mind, the Wanderers good form might go out of the window and you'd be forgiven for feeling anxious about the prospect of facing Aston Villa this weekend.
Despite the Midlands club having had a below average season thus far, struggling to break into the top ten, where you'd expect them to be, they have two of the most potent threats to ever step inside the Reebok. (I wouldn't be surpirsed if Bent had scored more goals at the 'Bok than Elmander)
For those of a betting persuasion, you probably wouldn't go far wrong sticking your life saving's on one of them grabbing a goal tomorrow.
And if Young and Bent weren't enough, the likes of Downing, Agbonlahor, Albrighton and Heskey* are no slouches either, especially given the Wanderers inability to deal with pace- for what seems like about the last 10 years now.
Unfortunetly for the Super Whites, their goal threat at the other end has also been reduced with the news that own-goal supremo Richard Dunne will miss the match through injury.
Although maybe the Wanderers fans can look past Dunne (you'll have to strain your neck!) and bank on Chelsea-loanee Daniel Sturridge, who could write his name into the record books by going 5 for 5 if he gets on the scoresheet- breaking away from Michael Ricketts' current record of 4 in 4 *insert gravitational pull/fat joke*
More good news for the Wanderers is that our 'injured XI' will be a few players lighter this week, 'temporarily' (I stress that) leaving Sean Davis feeling a little bit lonely.
Stalwarts of the physio room, Joey O'Brien and Ricardo Gardner got through a behind closed doors friendly with Molde last week(they did keep behind closed doors! I'm not sure anyone actually knows who's scored...we'll let Vaz Te have it)
Samuel and Steinsson also got through the match and will soon be available for selection again, maybe even as soon as the weekend, which is either encouraging or worrying (delete as appropirate) considering our lack of available full-backs.
Bolton seem to have gotten over their mid-season dip, but a tough match, and one eye on the FA Cup Quarter Final, certainly makes this anything but a home-banker.
It would be a surprise if goals weren't scored- Coyle is not really one for sitting back, and Houllier is not really one for...well...no, he's just clueless.
(Optimisic) Prediction: Wanderers 3-2 Aston Villa
England centre-back and Villa old boy, Gary Cahill, to grab the winner.
* Yes, I was joking.