FootyMAD's Bolton Wanderers match preview

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History of the Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain Bolton Wanderers at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Villans are clearly on top, having won 41 and lost only 16 of the 76 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was less than a year ago, in December 2008, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-2 thriller, in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 25 AprBolton Wdrs.1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2008/2009Sat 13 DecAston Villa4-2Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2007/2008Sat 05 AprAston Villa4 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2007/2008Sun 28 OctBolton Wdrs.1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Sun 13 MayBolton Wdrs.2 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Sat 16 DecAston Villa0 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2005/2006Sat 10 DecBolton Wdrs.1 - 1Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. The Villans have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.

Bolton Wdrs. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the The Trotters have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Aston Villa lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 18 points from their 11 games so far. Bolton Wdrs. find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 11 points from their 10 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa6141667
Bolton Wdrs.62138157

FootyMad's prediction ...

Aston Villa may be coming up against a decent side in Bolton Wdrs., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Villans. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Bolton Wdrs. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.