Aston Villa face a trip to Bolton Wanderers at Reebok Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Villans will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 40 and win only 17 of the 72 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2004, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 10 Apr||Bolton Wdrs.||2 - 2||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2003/2004||Tue 27 Jan||Aston Villa||2 - 0||Bolton Wdrs.||LC|
|2003/2004||Wed 21 Jan||Bolton Wdrs.||5 - 2||Aston Villa||LC|
|2003/2004||Sun 05 Oct||Aston Villa||1 - 1||Bolton Wdrs.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Wed 01 Jan||Aston Villa||2 - 0||Bolton Wdrs.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sun 01 Sep||Bolton Wdrs.||1 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 30 Mar||Bolton Wdrs.||3 - 2||Aston Villa||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Bolton Wanderers have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.
The away form of Aston Villa is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Villans have hit 5 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Bolton Wdrs. sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 22 points from their 12 games. Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 18 points they have accumulated from 12 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Trotters, as the Villans have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Bolton Wdrs.||4 games since last home draw.|
|Aston Villa||Not won in previous 8 away matches.|