Bolton vs Aston Villa
Date: Friday, 19 April 2019
Kick-Off 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Macron Stadium (Bolton).
Aston Villa will have a great chance to keep their phenomenal streak of results going on Good Friday when they travel to Macron Stadium to play non-motivated Bolton Wanderers in 43rd round. Hosts were not pulling up any trees of late and they lost five of last six league matches.
The horrendous spell of form pushed Bolton to the League One football next season as the Trotters are as many as 10 points shy of safe zone with just four games left to play. They fell 1-2 to rock-bottomed Ipswich Town, 0-2 to Middlesbrough and 4-0 at Derby County in past three rounds.
Phil Parkinson’s men are just incapable of keeping things tight at the back at this level. They own league’s weakest defensive record of 72 goals conceded in 42 matches. Bolton shipped two or more goals in five of past six league games.
Bolton vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head
Aston Villa lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into 121st meeting with the Trotters.
The Lions saw off Bolton 2-0 when teams played each other in the first part of the season at Villa Park.
None of last three head to head affairs saw goals scored at both ends.
Bolton vs Aston Villa: Prediction
Visitors are heavy form favourites ahead of this tie. They won eight on the spin in the league to break back into the top-six in the standings. Dean Smith’s troops notched at least two goals in each of last six victories and their in-form strikers should have plenty of room to keep delivering past competition’s weakest defensive line.
Tammy Abraham bagged a goal in three of last four league games. He has 24 to his name and will likely add more to this tally after Friday’s fixture at Macron Stadium. This will be an entirely one-sided contest and the away win is definitely the biggest banker of the day.
Bolton vs Aston Villa: Bet Tips
HT/FT Aston Villa/Aston Villa @ 2.00 (1/1)
Aston Villa to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.05 (21/20).