Soccer term to emphasise the importance of an upcoming match.
The term six pointer applies to a match between two teams where one team leads the other by 3 points in the table.
Therfore depending on who wins the match, the difference between the teams at the end of match in the table could be 6 points or zero points. Hence, the game is a six pointer.
With Bolton just behind Burnley in the table, and both in trouble at the bottom, this game is a real six pointer.