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History of the Bolton Wanderers v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa face a trip to Bolton Wanderers at Reebok Stadium on Sunday 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 18 of the 74 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2005, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 16 DecAston Villa0 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2005/2006Sat 10 DecBolton Wdrs.1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sat 13 AugAston Villa2 - 2Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2004/2005Sat 23 AprAston Villa1 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2004/2005Sat 13 NovBolton Wdrs.1 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2003/2004Sat 10 AprBolton Wdrs.2 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2003/2004Tue 27 JanAston Villa2 - 0Bolton Wdrs.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Bolton Wanderers have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While The Trotters have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

The Villans have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Villans's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Bolton Wdrs.'s 55 points from 37 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 49 points from their 37 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bolton Wdrs.6222998
Aston Villa63309412

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Villans could well see them head back from Reebok Stadium with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Bolton Wdrs. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Aston Villa 3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
8 games since last defeat.