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Bolton v Aston Villa Prediction & Betting Tips – 17th March 2018

15th March 2018 / lee
Championship Betting

Bolton v Aston Villa Championship, 17th March 5.30pm

The Trotters have managed to put a six-point gap between themselves and the drop zone and just need to keep chugging away to stay afloat. They head into what could well be a difficult game for them on the weekend as they face up to Aston Villa. But they will have seen the villains taking a surprising tumble at home against QPR in midweek and have a bit of belief of their own.

Bolton v Aston Villa Betting Odds*

Aston Villa 8/11, Draw 12/5, Bolton 7/2* (Betting Odds taken at 01:36 a.m. on March 14th, 2018)

Bolton News and Form

The Trotters are without a win in their last four league games now (D3 L1) and they still have some work to put in. They head into the weekend six points clear of the drop zone and are scrapping out points, but a win would leave them breathing a little easier. At home, the Trotters have been doing alright as they have lost just one of their last seven (W4 D2) so that’s not bad form at all. The loss was in their last home game against Preston at the start of March. The Trotters have returned 21 goals in their 18 fixtures at home in the Championship and they are on a seven-match scoring streak as well there. Both teams to score at Paddy Power is at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 07:06 p.m. on March 14th, 2018). Interestingly of the thirteen second-half goals, they have shipped at home this season, nine of those have been inside the final fifteen minutes. Only Burton and Birmingham have scored fewer goals than what Bolton have managed this season and just three teams have conceded more.

Aston Villa News and Form

Villa were rocked by a midweek home loss to QPR and this is a tricky away game for them. The Villains are W9 D3 L6 for the season on their travels but they are carrying decent form away from Villa Park having gone W5 L1 in their last six road fixtures. Their setback against QPR in midweek was a blow to their hopes of getting into the top two as they start the weekend in third place now, seven points behind second-placed Cardiff. The Villains have been level at half time in half of their away games and of the goals they have conceded away from home, 61% of them have been after the break. So a half-time draw at Paddy Power for this one should have some appeal. Aston Villa have scored in 72% of their away matches with Albert Adomah and Robert Snodgrass joint top scorers away from home for them with five each. Lewis Grabban and Scott Hogan are the 9/5 joint anytime goalscorer favourites for the fixture with Paddy Power though, Grabban having scored in three of Villa’s last four games.

Bolton v Aston Villa Head to Head

Aston Villa have won two of their last three visits to Bolton in the league with both of those wins coming by a one-goal margin. Aston Villa landed a 1-0 success over the Trotters earlier this season in the Championship and that game was their first coming together since the 2011/12 Premier League season when the two of them traded away wins.

Who will win – Bolton v Aston Villa Predictions

The Trotters haven’t done enough winning recently to suggest that they can do what QPR did to Villa. There is the thought of that Villa will be fired up to quickly put that defeat behind them. Villa should have the goals in them to get the win on the board.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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