FootyMAD's Bolton Wanderers match preview

History of the Bolton Wanderers v Aston Villa fixture

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:
2003/2004Sat 10 AprBolton Wdrs.2 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2003/2004Tue 27 JanAston Villa2 - 0Bolton Wdrs.LC
2003/2004Wed 21 JanBolton Wdrs.5 - 2Aston VillaLC
2003/2004Sun 05 OctAston Villa1 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2002/2003Wed 01 JanAston Villa2 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2002/2003Sun 01 SepBolton Wdrs.1 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2001/2002Sat 30 MarBolton Wdrs.3 - 2Aston VillaPREM

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bolton Wdrs.631210910
Aston Villa62221098

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

Sequence statistics:
Bolton Wdrs. 4 games since last home draw.
Aston Villa Not won in previous 8 away matches.