Battling Bolton hosts Aston Villa at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday as the visitors look for the full 3 points against a team they haven’t beaten in three previous meetings.
Aston Villa has won four of its last ten encounters with Bolton, while Bolton has taken two wins and four matches have produced draws. Villa has beaten Bolton at home only once during this period.
However, Villa’s last trip to Bolton produced a 3-2 victory for the home side.
Bolton’s nightmare season continues, with the club having lost eight of its last ten matches, with a 5-0 home defeat of Stoke City providing the only real glimmer of light as the club has sunk down to the relegation zone.
Bolton has conceded 10 goals in its last five matches. Four of these matches saw Bolton put together just 2 goals, and only their 5-0 defeat of Stoke City gives their scoring rate any sort of respectability, leaving them with 7 goals from five games.
Villa’s doing only a little better in terms of recent form, scoring one win in five games, amidst two draws and defeats to Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Aston Villa’s attack is really struggling to find form, and hasn’t scored a goal in the club’s last three matches. The club has scored a total of 5 goals in its last five matches. Defence hasn’t been able to do much surrounded by flagging forwards, conceding 7 goals during this period.
This is as good a chance as Aston Villa will have to get 3 points from an away game and play its strikers into form. However, there are no guarantees that Villa will take this match.
Neither side is in good form, neither side is scoring goals, and both have struggling defences. Based purely on the fact that Villa has the stronger defence, you’d have to back them to edge it, but the signs say a low scoring draw is on the cards.
With this in mind our Bolton Wanderers vs. Aston Villa betting tip is to lay the home team at Betfair to score off a draw or the Villa win.
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