Bolton Wanderers vs Aston Villa Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Bolton Wanderers vs Aston Villa Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday evening (17:30) game is live on SKYTV and features two sides in need of points at opposite ends of the table.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Bolton made it back-to-back draws as they needed a late Aaron Wilbraham strike to claim a point away to Sheffield Wednesday in a 1-1 draw.  To come away with nothing would have been harsh on Wanderers who were just as good as their opponents.

Aston Villa suffered a shock home defeat in midweek going down 3-1 when they entertained QPR.  An 88th minute James Chester goal was all they had to show and despite having more chances were undone by the finishing of their mid-table opponents.

The reverse fixture came at the end of September was won 1-0 by the home team thanks to a Jonathan Kodjia penalty.  It marked only the second time in their last seven meetings that the home team had come out on top.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Aston Villa should get back to winning ways here but the price does not appeal to me especially considering how strong Bolton have been at home this season losing just two of their last 13.

Lewis Grabban did not net in midweek but he still has four in his last five and is also on penalties so looks value here in the to score at any time market.

Given that the hosts have scored exactly once in each of their last six then also take a small interest in their total goals to be exactly one.

 

Lewis Grabban anytime scorer

Bolton to score exactly one goal

 

Bolton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Bolton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Aston Villa

Aston Villa scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Aston Villa saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Bolton Wanderers

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Bolton Wanderers Form Guide

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo

Bolton Wanderers

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
L H

21-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

28-04-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Atherton Collieries Team Logo Atherton Collieries

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Halifax Town Team Logo FC Halifax Town

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Guiseley Team Logo Guiseley

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

04-08-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

11-08-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Aston Villa Form Guide

Aston Villa Team Logo

Aston Villa

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
D H

15-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Kidderminster Harriers Team Logo Kidderminster Harriers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Telford Team Logo Telford

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Walsall Team Logo Walsall

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Dynamo Dresden Team Logo Dynamo Dresden

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

06-08-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

11-08-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Bolton Wanderers Preview

The Trotters are now without a victory in their last four though three of these have ended in a draw.  They are slowly crawling to safely as none of the sides below them have any momentum and going into the weekend they were 20th six points above the bottom three.

At the Macron Stadium, they have lost just one of their last seven in the league and two of their last 13.  Wanderers have scored exactly one goal in each of their last six in front of their own fans.

Just 15% of the goals Bolton have scored this season have come in the opening 15 minutes of the first-half and the second-half.  Since Gary Madine left in January the top league goalscorer for the Lancashire outfit is Sammy Ameobi with just four goals.

 

Bolton Wanderers Team News

Stephen Darby (head) is their only doubt ahead after this game.

 

Aston Villa Preview

Defeat in midweek put to an end a run of three straight victories and was only their second from their last 13.  Villa remain in third place but they have lost ground to Cardiff in second who are now seven points ahead of them.

Away from Villa Park, they have won their last two and five of their last six with that one defeat coming at Fulham.  The last two on the road have gone over 2.5 goals but the four before that did not.

Lewis Grabban has grabbed four goals in his last five appearances while James Chester has netted in each of his last two.  Some 53% of the goals that Villa have scored this season have come in the middle 15 minutes of a half (16-30 and 61-75).

 

Aston Villa Team News

Neil Taylor (groin), Glenn Whelan (calf), Axel Tuanzebe, Alan Hutton, Chris Samba, Andre Green (all hamstring), Jonathan Kodjia, Gabby Agbonlahor and Jordan Lyden (all ankle) are doubts while Jed Steer (dislocated shoulder) is a long-term absentee.

 

Bolton Wanderers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Aston Villa Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Bolton Wanderers vs Aston Villa Sidelined Players

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